Restricted UAS Airspace at Grand Forks raises questions

The Aircraft Operators and Pilots Association said in a January 10 statement that the proposal for a restricted airspace set aside for unmanned aircraft systems south of Devils Lake near Grand Forks “raises more questions than it answers, undermines safety, and would set a dangerous precedent in creating additional restricted airspace for use solely by UAS.”

Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration extended the deadline for public comments from January 12 to February 13. AOPA, which says it represents more than 400,000 U.S. pilots and aviation enthusiasts, is urging its members to submit their comments.

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