Congress tells FAA to integrate drones into U.S. airspace by 2015

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(KPLR) – It’s a brave new world for aviation technology. Congress is mandating drones or unmanned aerial vehicles be integrated into the national airspace by 2015. The FAA has picked its top experts in this new field to conduct research and set standards ensuring the safety of our skies for years to come.

One of those test sites is Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where experts are in the process of developing their safety measures.

Their drone has a wingspan of twelve feet, eleven inches.

It can cruise twelve to sixteen hours, remote controlled.