Interview Highlights

– Calls for a national drone registry because they “pose a real risk to firefighters, the airlines, to all manner of public service… We’re trying to press the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with rules and regulations. … How do [people] operate them safely? How do they operate them without interfering with privacy issues?”

– “If you’re going to purchase … a drone, a manufacturer should be responsible for the registry process. … We have to keep pressing for the FAA to call for registration,” 

About Frank LoBiondo

Congressman Frank LoBiondo is the Congressman for New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a Republican. The district is at the southern end of New Jersey New.  Prior to running for Congress, he served in the Jersey General Assembly and served from 1988 to 1994.  Before public service, the Congressman worked for twenty-six years in a family-owned trucking company. Congressman Lobiondo is the Chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee. The Subcommittee oversees civil aviation policy, aviation labor, aviation commerce, safety and security, unmanned aircraft systems, and the majority of programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The recent legislation regulating personal drones came for his committee last week.  During the hearings Congressman Lobiondo urged debate and speedy FAA action to identify and mitigate risks that drones pose to other aircraft.

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