FAA Says Not So Fast To LA Sheriffs' Drones

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Remember those unmanned drones the LA Sheriffs were going to fly? The FAA is pooping all over this party and in turn, making the Sheriffs "peeved" as hell.


The FAA wants to investigate the demonstration the sheriff's dept. conducted last week to make sure everything's on the up and up, hopefully clearing these drones to peep on you and your sexy wife along with "looking for lost hikers and children".

"A private citizen can go to the store and buy one of those model airplanes and fly them around. But because we're doing it as a public service, we have to deal with the FAA?" said Sheriff's Cmdr. Sid Heal.


FAA Grounds L.A. Sheriff's Drone Plans [Chron - Thanks Mathis!]