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Unruly drones spook pilots while entrepreneurs seek to get airborne

Unruly drones spook pilots while entrepreneurs seek to get airborne

Federal aviation officials are looking to police in Maryland to help deal with a new kind of lawbreaker: drone pilots. Following complaints from pilots about unmanned aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has referred more than a half-dozen cases to law enforcement agencies in the state over the past 18 months, federal records show. That pace is likely to pick up, as pilots are reporting more sightings and near-misses with aircraft. "Safety's our first priority," said Carmine Gallo, the director of the FAA region that stretches from New York to Virginia. "Our responsibility is outreach, education and — if necessary — education again and...

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