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Drone practices not up in the air, yet

This photo provided by PrecisionHawk shows the Lancaster Hawkeye Mk III drone. Federal regulators have approved drone research flights at a central New York airport, one of six sites nationally chosen to assess the safety of the aerial robots in already busy skies. The other mission at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, will be to study how drones can help farmers stay on top of pests, weeds and the conditions of their crops. (AP Photo/PrecisionHawk)

Until the Federal Aviation Administration releases regulations, unmanned aerial vehicles — more commonly called drones — won’t be sharing the same space as planes. But some attorneys are preparing for the day when drones will be as routine a tool for everyday business as a smartphone.

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