Send in the Drones
Gilson, Dave, Mother Jones
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an unmanned aerial pizza-delivery vehicle
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES aren't just raining missiles on Afghanistan and Pakistan - they're coming to the skies near you. UAV makers are eager to launch their wares in US airspace, and everyone from cops to scientists to hobbyists wants one. The FAA is still figuring out how drones and planes can play nice, but the first domestic uavs are already taking to the air. Below, some current and anticipated flight plans. - Dave Cilson
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Publication information: Article title: Send in the Drones. Contributors: Gilson, Dave - Author. Magazine title: Mother Jones. Volume: 35. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2010. Page number: 22. © Foundation for National Progress Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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