HARRISBURG, Pa., -- New federal laws on the operation of drones go into effect Monday. Under the new federal law, many of the barriers companies used to face in order to fly drones for business will now be easier.
Prior to the new law, commercial drone operators had to go through a long and costly process to obtain a professional pilots license, however, due to the new regulations commercial drone operators now only have to take a book test.
Industry experts say the change in regulations for commercial drone operators could lead to a booming economy, generating roughly $82 billion and over 100,000 jobs in the next decade.
According to the law, commercial drone operators still need to meet several requirements already in place including a complete background check by the TSA.
Opponents of the new law argue a more crowded airspace could lead to safety concerns.