Below is an article that was recently published in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth Community Associations Institute Chapter magazine, Community Contact, Winter 2014:
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a – – Drone?
by Julie E. Blend
You may have recently sightedadrone flying over Texas airspace, especially if you follow college football. A University of Texas student was arrested for flying a drone over Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium during the first home football game last fall. The incident raises the application of the newly enacted Texas Privacy Act. The Act, which governs Unmanned Aircraft (commonly referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles, or “UAVs”), became effective September 1, 2013. Drone usage will undoubtedly increase with announcements by companies such as Amazon of plans to use drones for commercial delivery service. Although it is predicted the FAA will not meet its congressional deadline of September 2015 to adopt…
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