Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it’s really hard to tell what they think because they’re keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the FAA — tasked by Congress with coming up with rules next year — is very likely to require operators of commercial drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles/unmanned aircraft systems) to have actual licenses that include manned aircraft experience. Other restrictions on those who might want to use UAVs/UASs take aerial photos of real estate property, cover news events or monitor agricultural or other properties could include operation only in daylight hours, line-of-site operation and flying only below 400 feet.

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