A DroneSeed employee oversees the deployment of two drones above a burn site. (DroneSeed Photo)

When it comes to regulations on what flies through America’s skies, policy has not kept up with technology, representatives of companies building drones and electric aircraft told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

“Regulatory paralysis and undue regulatory burdens” have prevented scalable drone operations and limited the integration of drones into the nation’s airspace, Lisa Ellman, the executive director of the Commercial Drone Alliance, told the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation.

“Bold and innovative congressional leadership is therefore necessary,” she said. “Congress should not allow the budding American UAS (uncrewed aerial systems) industry to continue languishing in a regulatory limbo.”

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