The skies are getting friendlier for small commercial drones.

FOX's Jon Decker reports from the White House:

The new rules from FAA will mean that any commercial drone operator must pass a knowledge test to fly a drone.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says only commercial drones weighing less than 55 pounds can operate in sparsely-occupied areas without the need to coordinate with air traffic control:

(Foxx) "In more congested areas, the drone operator will still need permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly."

That means that deliveries from companies like Amazon.com will not be allowed immediately until separate rules overseeing them are written and approved by the FAA.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.

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