Baby steps...note that COA restrictions are (almost) same as for RC planes
"The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted the Mesa County,
Colo., Sheriff’s Office a Certficate of Authorization (COA) to conduct
test and evaluation flights of a small unmanned aircraft for one year.
The COA allows the Sheriff’s Office to fly the X6 in an area two miles
in diameter, five miles southeast of the Grand Junction Regional
Airport, with an operational ceiling of no more than 400 feet above
ground level. The flights must stay within visual range and take place
only in daylight, and local air traffic must be notified 24 hour and 15
minutes before flight. The office must also file a Notice to Airmen
describing specific flight operations.
From AUVSI news
Also info from Draganfly