Oh, so now it’s a “booming industry.”
. . . the FAA announced Thursday that it would pick six locales for test runs — and Florida is among the 35 or more competitors expected to vie for the chance to open its airways as soon as this fall.
“This research will give us valuable information about how best to ensure the safe introduction of this advanced technology into our nation’s skies,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a statement.
Although no money is attached, officials in Florida and elsewhere see the competition as an opportunity to get a jump on the booming drone industry, which is expected to almost double in size from $6.6 billion in global spending now to $11.4 billion in 10 years.
Follow the money and watch fat cats feast on our private lives.