Governor’s task force studying use of drones in Alabama to finalize report on recommendations

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday a panel of people tapped to examine the use of unmanned drones in Alabama will get together to finalize their report.

It’s the deadline for a task force Governor Robert Bentley set up last August to study the use of unmanned aerial systems.

The members will convene at 9:00 a.m. Thursday in Montgomery.

The devices they’ve been considering can be used in various situations.

For example, firefighters have looked at them to assist them on scenes to be able to see different perspectives of an emergency situation.

The team the governor assembled will get together to finalize a draft report on their recommendations regarding the operation and certification of drones in Alabama.

Commissioner John McMillan chairs the task force.

The meeting will be at the auditorium of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, on Federal Drive in Montgomery.

It is open to the public.

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