Fairfax County law enforcement and emergency management staff are drafting an operations manual for using drones in their work. ASNV is participating in the task force drafting the manual. Below is the schedule. ASNVers may wish to speak at some of the public meetings or submit comments.
January 7: draft manual posted on website and open for public comment
January 7 to 31: four public information sessions around the county
February 8: end of public comment period
February 11: last task force meeting, 7 p.m., place TBA
March 12: present manual to the Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee
April 9: present manual to the full Board of Supervisors for approval
For more details, contact Roy Shrout
For a National Audubon Society article about drones, go here.