Drone Experts Visit WVU, Debate Uses Of Unmanned Aircrafts
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on April 08, 2013 @ 6:53PM
Created on April 08, 2013 @ 5:06PM
There has been a lot of talk recently surrounding the use of small unmanned aerial vehicles, which are better known as drone aircrafts.
The latest debate took place on Monday morning on WVU's campus.
Last year Congress passed a law authorizing the FAA to open airspace to those unmanned aircraft starting in 2015.
Most folks get nervous because in most instances the drones carry tiny, flying, remote-controlled cameras that could spy on your every move.
On Monday the founders of Roswell Flight Test Crew came to the campus to have a discussion about the drones.
Patrick Sherman, one of the members of the Rosewell Flight Test Crew, said they technology to build the unmanned aircrafts it starting to get cheaper. He said he sees why some folks have raised concern.
Sherman mentioned the drones have also been used to help firefighters battle a wildfire. He said they can also be used in other emergency situations. That's also why he said it's important for folks keep an open mind when talking about the drones.
"We need to be careful we don't paint the whole thing with too broad of a brush and lose some very valuable potential applications," Sherman said.
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