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Praxis Aerospace Hosts Real World Testing for Drone Traffic Management and Beyond Visual Line of Sight flight at Searchlight FAA UAS Test Range

The FAA and several industrial partners have successfully concluded real-world testing of unmanned traffic management systems for integrating drones into airspace in the USA. “The Eldorado and Piute Valley has been the home of innovation in UAS airspace for commercial BVLOS operations. We started the nation’s first commercial droneport in

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Northwest UAV Flight, Analysis, & System Test (FAST) Range Completes Inaugural UAV Flight

With FAA’s Terry Wilmeth and Rich Davis along with University of Alaska Fairbanks representatives Jimmy Parrish, Tom Elmer and Nick Adkins, Northwest UAV’s Flight, Analysis, and System Test (FAST) UAV Range completed its inaugural flight Wednesday, September 4th. The Certificate of Authorization (COA) obtained by the University of Alaska

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FAA, UAS Partners Complete Successful Demos

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), NASA and their partners in a pilot program that is laying the groundwork for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) traffic management system successfully demonstrated how such a system can work in the future. The demonstrations, conducted at three separate test sites selected by the FAA

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So You Think You’re Going to Wait Out the FAA?

There are literally thousands of people over the years that thought the same. Some lost a few thousand, others the whole enchilada, including their marriages, separation from their kids, and so on. There are only a few stories in the naked city, and the “stuff” gets real when you aren’t

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FAA Establishes Intermittent UAS Restrictions over Select Federal Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published NOTAM FDC 9/7752 that will allow for intermittent airspace restrictions of drones at select federal facilities nationwide. The NOTAM is effective from September 1, 2019. Pointer NOTAMs will be issued in advance indicating the sites where intermittent airspace restrictions will apply. These

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FAA Issues “No Weapons” On Drones Statement

If you’ve been strapping weapons to your drones it might be time to put that on hold. The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a statement explicitly restating their position on such activities. If you haven’t guessed yet, their position is that it is firmly illegal and comes with some steep

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FAA Warns that Drones and Weapons Don’t Mix

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning the general public that it is illegal to operate a drone with a dangerous weapon attached. Perhaps you’ve seen online photos and videos of drones with attached guns, bombs, fireworks, flamethrowers, and other dangerous items. Do not consider attaching any items such as

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Drones and Weapons, A Dangerous Mix

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning the general public that it is illegal to operate a drone with a dangerous weapon attached.

Perhaps you’ve seen online photos and videos of drones with attached guns, bombs, fireworks, flamethrowers, and other dangerous items. Do not consider attaching any items such as these

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Kansas Approved for First BVLOS Drone Flight

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) received permission to conduct the first ever Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operation in the nation leveraging only onboard detect-and-avoid systems. This is the first-ever FAA authorized operation to fly without a requirement for visual observers or ground-based radar and is the

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Kansas Gets First BVLOS Waiver

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) received permission to conduct the first ever Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operation in the nation leveraging only onboard detect-and-avoid systems. This is the first-ever FAA authorized operation to fly without a requirement for visual observers or ground-based radar and is the

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Help the FAA with the Recreational Drone Flyer Test

Testing Testing 1..2..3.. Recreational Drone Flyer Test Coming Soon! Can your business help? Are you part of the drone or tech industry? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants your help to administer a recreational flyer knowledge and safety test to the widest audience possible! We have posted a request for

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First Beyond-Line-of-Sight Flight under FAA Part 107

Fairbanks AK (SPX) Aug 15, 2019 –

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace.

During the round-trip

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FAA Approves Drone Food Delivery in North Carolina

Drone company Flytrex and the drone services company Causey Aviation Unmanned, Inc. (CAU) received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin food deliveries by drone in Holly Springs, North Carolina. As part of the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) and in partnership with the North Carolina Department

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs First BVLOS Flight under FAA Part 107

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace. During the round-trip flight, the Perimeter UAV flew

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FAA approves another groundbreaking BVLOS flight

FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program partners Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus and Westar Energy solely leverage Iris Automation to limit the risk of airborne collisions while flying BVLOS TOPEKA, Kan. August, 2019 – The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) received permission to conduct the first-ever beyond-visual-line-of-sight

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First Beyond-Line-of- Sight Flight under FAA Part 107

Fairbanks, AK, USA – Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles in the national airspace. During the round-trip flight,

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HAPSMobile Receives Authorization to Fly in Stratosphere Above Hawaii

HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp., announced that it received a COA2 (Certificate of Authorization) from the FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration) to fly “HAWK30,” a solar-powered unmanned aircraft assembled in April 2019 to provide a stratospheric telecommunications platform system, in the Hawaiian island of Lanai’s stratosphere. As part

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Sheriff’s Department Gets Federal Waiver to Fly Drones Over People

The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department announced that the agency has received a four-year waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate drones/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) over people. The FAA approved the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department waiver as part of the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s (UAS) Integration Pilot Program.

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Summer FAA Waiver and Security Updates

The NAS may be an unsafe place this summer, and you didn’t even know it. Everyone else did, including Dan Elwell, Earl Lawrence, the FAA IG, DoT, the guy in charge of the 107 waivers as well as the managers of the FSDO’s and other interested manned parties. I’m sure

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FAA Launches Redesigned B4UFLY App

The FAA in partnership with Kittyhawk relaunched its B4UFLY mobile application that allows recreational drone flyers know where they can and cannot fly in the national airspace system (NAS). The new B4UFLY app is now available to download for free at the App Store for iOS and Google Play store

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NMSU’s PSL Conducts Detect and Avoid Tests for FAA

With increased popularity and usage of unmanned aerial systems, commonly referred to as drones, keeping the skies safe is critical. New Mexico State University is part of a team conducting testing to help the Federal Aviation Administration achieve that goal. As one of the seven FAA-approved Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test

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Did Safety of the NAS Take A Holiday?

You might be thinking that this story is about the six-month deadline the FAA missed for the online aeronautical knowledge and safety test for the cake-eaters formally known as RC hobbyist. Alas no, this story is about more special treatment for the moneyed players. I guess the word on the

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UPS Forms Subsidiary Drone Delivery Unit

UPS said it has applied to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the UPS network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward, Inc. The new subsidiary is a recently incorporated business that could receive Part 135 certification as early

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No More FAA Personnel Junkets

The cake-eater article readers may have learned a few things like, why I would waste my time asking all of these questions when I could be writing articles about important subjects like what brand of selfie-drone is best for not making your butt look big. Number 1

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