Keeping Drones Under Control

ASNV is participating in a Fairfax County drone task force, called the Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Task Force, led by the Office of Emergency Management, which is reviewing practices for use of these systems and focusing on how to “effectively and safely implement a UAS program” in the county. The county has listed several more ways they could use drones, for example in emergency response, post-disaster assessment, traffic management, fire management, crime scene mapping, and wildlife population estimates.

ASNV has urged the county Park Authority not to expand sites for recreational drone flying in county parks because of the potential of recreational drones to disturb birds and other wildlife.

If you have suggestions or comments, please email Joanne Bauer.