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Isles apply to be test site for FAA study of flight rules

Lawmakers hope to boost the science sector and economy amid privacy and funding concerns

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii has applied to be a test bed for increased drone flights as the Federal Aviation Administration seeks to create rules of the air and incorporate an ever-expanding number of the flying robots into the nation's airspace.</p>
<p>Hawaii, Alaska and Oregon are part of a partnership vying to become one of six groups to be selected nationwide for the project, with backers hoping the Aloha State would become a mecca for unmanned vehicle research, testing and certification, creating science jobs and adding millions to the economy along the way.</p>
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Hawaii has applied to be a test bed for increased drone flights as the Federal Aviation Administration seeks to create rules of the air and incorporate an ever-expanding number of the flying robots into the nation's airspace.

Hawaii, Alaska and Oregon are part of a partnership vying to become one of six groups to be selected nationwide for the project, with backers hoping the Aloha State would become a mecca for unmanned vehicle research, testing and certification, creating science jobs and adding millions to the economy along the way. Login for more...



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