If the FAA accepts the task force recommendations, registration will be mandatory prior to the operation of any UAS weighing more than half a pound.
Two Skype co-founders form a new company, Starship Technologies, to try to lower the cost of package delivery with six-wheeled robots.
Technically Incorrect: A Kentucky judge dismisses all charges against William Merideth, saying the drone was an invasion of privacy.
A task force will develop a registration process for unmanned aircraft systems for consumer and commercial pilots for the holiday shopping season.
The FAA says that pilots are now seeing drones at ever higher altitudes. One pilot, though, says it's all "much ado about nothing."
A Kentucky man thinks it's unacceptable when a drone floats over his property. So he shoots it down. Then the drone's owners come calling.
The US regulator announces tests of unmanned aircraft flying farther away from pilots than proposed regulations permit.
The US government agency's suggested regulations won't let Amazon deliver packages, but they generally make it very easy for businesses to use drones.
The long-awaited rules for unmanned aircraft could open the door for much more regular use of the devices. However, delivery drones don't fit in the new proposed regulations.
The US regulator grants another exemption to its ban on commercial drone use -- this time to oil refineries for monitoring flare stacks.