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Feds under pressure to open US skies to drones

• AP
Unmanned aircrafthave proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure's on to allow them in the skies over the United States.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act. Officials are worried that they might plow into airliners, cargo planes and corporate jets that zoom around at high altitudes, or helicopters and hot air balloons that fly as low as a few hundred feet off the ground.


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Comment by Alan Neuman
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Hey Jeb, whats that noise above our house? Oh it's just one of those new fangled planes there Billy Bob! Let's give a big hooray for our homeland security keeping us safe!


Roger flight 204. We have contact.

Target the American terrorists' house.

Roger: Bombs away.


Fox News: A terrorist militia group in America was destroyed today in a bombing run by the new unmanned drones flying over the U.S. conducting peace keeping missions. Lets give a big hooray to Homeland Security.America is safer!

Comment by Die Daily
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Mohammed Jihad!

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Dirka, dirka!

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