Jon will be a panelist at the upcoming InterDrone conference for the important topic of Integrating Commercial Drones Into our National Airspace. We had to ask him a few questions ahead of the conference itself.
Q. Your bio mentions that you lead DJI’s policy efforts in Washington, DC. What are the major policy changes you are hoping to see made around drones in the US?
First and foremost is getting commercial operations going. While the FAA has picked up the pace of 333 approvals, it’s a less than ideal solution, especially with the licensed pilot requirement. The NPRM does a number of things to promote commercial operations and we’re working to get that in place as soon as possible.
We also need clarity in the R&D space. I’m hopeful that the FAA’s expansion of the test site’s COAs nationwide is a positive development, but we need to see just how that will be implemented.
Read More on The Best Drone Info.