The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a new set of rules for commercial drone use which would allow drones that weigh less than 55 pounds to fly up to 500 feet above grove at up to 100 miles per hour.
Under these new rules, operators -- who must be at least 17 years old -- have to get a special unmanned operating certificate, and follow a set of restrictions.
That includes keeping the drone within sight and avoiding hazards like restricted airspace, people, airports, and other planes.
While that's pretty good news for drone-enthusiasts, it's bad news for major companies like Amazon who are testing a drone delivery service.
Because the rule requires the operator to be able to maintain visual contact with the drone, providing such a service would be challenging.