Here are some of the highlights from the February notice:
UAS pilots will be considered "operators"; you won’t have to go to flight school to be able to use your drone.
• Every 24 months, operators will have to pass an aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved facility—this seems to be similar to the way firearms are licensed in some states, where buyers must take a short written test every few years to prove rudimentary knowledge.
• Operators must be vetted by the TSA.
• Operators must be at least 17 years old.
• Operators must make the drone available for inspection upon request.
• Operators must report accidents within 10 days if they result in injury or property damage.
For the drone itself, the highlights from the notice are:
• The drone must weigh less than 55 pounds.
• "Small unmanned aircraft may not operate over any persons not directly involved in the operation."