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Drone Laws in Idaho

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Idaho Table Rock in Boise, Idaho

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Drone Laws in Nebraska

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Nebraska At this time of writing,

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Drone Laws in New Mexico

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over New Mexico Because there are a

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FAA Should Change Its Safety Risk Assessment Approach for Drones to Effectively Integrate Them Into the Nation’s Airspace

WASHINGTON – Introducing drone operations into the nation’s airspace can provide substantial benefits to society, such as preventing derailments, inspecting cell phone towers, delivering medical devices to patients in cardiac distress, and assisting firefighters, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However,

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FAA Restricts Drone Operations over DOJ and USCG Facilities

At the request of federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)§ 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary Unmanned

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FAA Remote Pilot – Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Certification and Recurrent Knowledge Testing)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published the Remote Pilot – small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Airman Certification Standard (ACS) document to communicate the aeronautical knowledge standards for certification and recurrent knowledge testing for a Remote Pilot Certificate with an sUAS rating. The FAA views the ACS as the foundation

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Kitty Hawk Aero Flyer

Created as an FAA CFR Part 103 Ultralight the Kitty Hawk Aero does not require a licence for the pilot or registration for the aircraft. An interesting situation, a manned RPA (for that is what it is) needing less paperwork than a Mavic. For now, the Flyer is constrained to

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More FAA FOIA Shenanigans

Every so many years I like to check in on the progress of the folks at the UASIO. I usually start with job descriptions, so we know what is expected performance for those working on the safe integration of UAS into the NAS. We are a little behind on the

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How to Get Part 107 Re-Certified

Commercial drone pilots who received their Remote Pilot Airman Certificate under Part 107 may remember it only has a 24 month shelf life before they need to re-certify their knowledge. Yesterday, the FAA announced an update to its Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification Standards which

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Drone Laws in Nevada

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Nevada While the state of Nevada

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Become a Drone Entrepreneur

Thinking about adding a drone to your business or starting a new career flying one? This June, FIT can teach you how to master drone flight and prepare for the FAA’s Remote Pilot Knowledge Test.

Business and hobby pilots can now learn how to fly their drones safely and legally, understand

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Drone Laws in Kansas

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Kansas Kansas has a ton of

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Drone Laws in Utah

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Utah Utah is a state that

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FAA Should Improve Management of Safety Risks – GAO

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) information on the extent of unsafe use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace system is limited. Although FAA collects data on several types of safety events involving small UAS, the accuracy and completeness of the data are questionable. For example, since

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United States Government Accountability Office- FAA lacks reliable information about the extent of unsafe use of sUAS in the NAS

Something for the weekend sir, an interesting report – GAO sUAS Report -from the United States Government Accountability Office. Well worth sitting down with a beer and considering. What GAO Found The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) information on the extent of unsafe use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in

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Israeli Company Flytrex in FAA Pilot Program

Israeli drone logistics company Flytrex has teamed up with the North Carolina state government to participate in a groundbreaking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot program that will bring Flytrex’s food-delivery drone technology closer to rollout in the United States. It’s a significant step for Flytrex, whose CEO Yariv Bash last

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Drone Laws in Arkansas

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Arkansas If you’re the hiking type,

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Drone Laws in Mississippi

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Mississippi Jones Memorial Park, while possibly

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FAA Modifies Restrictions on Drones over DoD Facilities

At the request of the Department of Defense, and Federal security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address the potential threat posed by malicious

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FAA Picks North Dakota for IPP

North Dakota has been selected as one of 10 participants in a pilot program to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration has selected the North Dakota Department of Transportation, with the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in

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FAA Integration Pilot Program Awardees in Detail

Last week U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao that USDOT has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. “Data gathered from these pilot projects will form the basis of a new regulatory framework to safely integrate drones

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FAA Selects 10 Drone Programs for Testing

Accompanied by technology innovators and government leaders from across the nation, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the 10 state, local and tribal governments who will conduct flight tests as part of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. “We know our diverse new partners will

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UAS Integration Pilot Program News

Was the state or area you live in chosen by the FAA to participate in its UAS Integration Pilot Program? We congratulate the following selected participants:

  • City of Reno, Nevada
  • City of San Diego, California
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (Virginia Tech)
  • Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Lee County (Florida) Mosquito Control District
  • Memphis-Shelby

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N.C. Selected for FAA Drone Integration Pilot Program

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the N.C. Department of Transportation has been selected as one of only 10 participants in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or ‘drones’) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative that will shape the future of drones in America. “We are

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Vigilant Aerospace to Provide FlightHorizon for Airspace Safety to Multiple FAA Unmanned Aircraft Integration Pilot Programs

Vigilant Aerospace is providing detect-and-avoid and airspace management solutions using its FlightHorizon product to two of the ten winning Unmanned Aircraft Integration Pilot Programs (UIPP) announced today by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and US Department of Transportation (DOT). Vigilant Aerospace is honored to be a member of the winning

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program Selectees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that USDOT has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. First announced last October, this White House initiative partners the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with local, state and

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