This March 12, 2104 file photo shows Brian Wilson launching a small drone equipped with a video camera to fly over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in New York. Wilson says he uses the aerial drone to document buildings, weddings and news events.
A New York City police officer, left, tells Brian Wilson, center, to land the drone that he was flying over the scene. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away.
But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.
This Feb. 17, 2014 file photo shows a remote controlled model aircraft flying over the Washington Nationals spring training baseball workout in Viera, Fla. (AP Photos/Mark Lennihan, File)