Drone Buzzes House Committee, Nevertheless ‘No Haircuts’ for Lawmakers

The Residence Science, Space and Know-how Committee obtained up shut and personal on Wednesday with the drones the federal authorities is tasked with regulating. To disclose the innocuous nature of small personal drones, 3D Robotics’ Colin Guinn had a craft flown correct there inside the room the place the listening to was being held. The spectacle held the attention of everyone inside the room, and Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, appeared nearly childishly glad.

"I hoped you’d fly it over the whole room," he knowledgeable Guinn, who responded: "Correctly, you said no haircuts!"

Returning to enterprise, Guinn outlined that permitting possession and flight of such small unmanned aerial cars, or UAVs, was in all probability probably the most logical answer to start out regulating. "If we start someplace, as many various nations have, with the smallest, lightest weight strategies," he said, "we’re principally using a proportional and hazard-based system for regulation."

The flight was captured on C-SPAN, which subsequently posted a clip on Fb. You’ll watch the whole two-hour listening to proper right here as correctly — the drone demonstration takes place about half an hour in.

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First revealed January 21 2015, three:26 PM