"The Federal Aviation Administration released Sunday its long-awaited proposal for governing small commercial drones, setting a plan for remote-controlled aircraft to share the skies with passenger planes.
The FAA proposal would allow drones weighing up to 55 pounds to fly within sight of their remote pilots during daylight hours. The aircraft must stay below 500 feet in the air and fly less than 100 mph.
People flying drones would need to be at least 17 years old, pass an aeronautics test and be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration, but a certificate wouldn't require the flight hours or medical rating of a private pilot's license." USA Today
Within sight of the pilot? What the hell! A drone that is restricted to flying within visual range of the pilot is a model airplane, not a commercial vehicle.
They cannot fly at night? There exist all kinds of night visual equipment to let these aircraft "see" in the dark.
It appears that these rules were written by 21st Century Luddites. pl