First In Unmanned Flight

Jul 15, 2015

North Carolina is taking small steps toward opening up the skies for unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Department of Transportation has created a position to regulate the skies for recreation and commercial drone pilots and the state is creating new test that ensures pilots know the rules before they launch their planes into the skies.

Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC reporter Jay Price about how drones will affect agriculture, construction and the software industries.