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ParaZero’s Drone Safety System Tested in US

ParaZero Ltd has participated in the successful testing of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for potential flight over people in controlled airspace. The testing was initiated by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help it create new regulations that will enable the safe and secure integration of UAS into

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Please keep “Rule 336” of the FAA Modernization act INTACT so it will protect model aviation hobbyists.

The FAA, Department of Defense, and certain members of congress are looking to remove a current section of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that directly protects model aviation hobbyists. This protection called “Rule 336” exempts those involved in model aviation for “hobby & recreation” from serious & unnecessary regulation

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FAA Restricts Drone Operations over DOD Facilities

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

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Intel Announces New Industry Standards & Demos Drone Pilot Program w/ FAA + DOT

Intel is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other industry participants to foster innovation and to shape the global standards and practices for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with safety being the first priority. Intel’s assistance builds on the company’s foundational work last year with the Unmanned Aircraft System

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Grand Sky Gets FAA Beyond Line-of-Sight COA

Senator John Hoeven announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a two-year certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to fly large unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond the visual line of sight of the operator. The COA allows large UAS to fly 30

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Section 336 Is Under Attack

Efforts are being made to repeal Section 336, known as the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft”

Section 336 is the reason why today’s drone pilots and generations of model-aircraft fliers have been able to fly without a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot’s license, equipage mandates, and regulatory paperwork. Section 336 is

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The Registration Task Force Debacle, A Retrospective

The goals of the Registration task force and “emergency’ rulemaking – FAA Statement – “Registering unmanned aircraft will help build a culture of accountability and responsibility, especially with new users who have no experience operating in the U.S. aviation system,” Foxx said. “It will help protect public safety

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FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued

Drones have really taken off! As of today, more than 100,000 enthusiasts have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational (not qualifying as “model aircraft”) use since the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule went into effect on August 29, 2016. Under Part

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FAA Statement–Federal vs. Local Drone Authority

Congress has provided the FAA with exclusive authority to regulate aviation safety, the efficiency of the navigable airspace, and air traffic control, among other things. State and local governments are not permitted to regulate any type of aircraft operations, such as flight paths or altitudes, or the navigable airspace. However,

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Southampton Town Board Resolution No. 2018-552

By Joanna L. Steidle I am an FAA Part 107 certified remote pilot who recently started a small business, Drone X Images. My drone has become an entity in herself, named “Spacecat”. I want her to be an asset to the community, locals are just starting to get to know

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FAA Says Avoid Drone Registration Schemes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to warn drone owners – especially hobbyists — about people offering to “help” register their drones with the agency. The FAA Drone Zone is all you need – and it costs only $5.00. There are a number of entities that offer to help drone

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Lax Enforcement And The Low-Hanging Scapegoat

The notion that commercial droners and existing NAS users never expected the FAA to enforce their sUAS policy is ludicrous. To espouse it undermines the FAA’s credibility and justification for public funding. Then there is a slap in the face to the industry folks who have put years

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FAA Surveys Commercial Drone Operators

On June 19, the FAA sent a questionnaire to everyone who has registered a commercial drone – more formally, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) – for anything but recreational or hobby use. Most of these owners fly their drones for commercial purposes, but the survey population also includes government departments

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FAA Establishes Drone Restrictions Over Federal Prison

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 Aircraft System (UAS) specific

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Kansas State Gets FAA’s First BVLoS Waiver to a University

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line of sight. It’s the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA. The FAA certificate to Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center waives the rules

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Kansas State Polytechnic receives FAA’s first waiver to a university to fly UAS beyond line of sight

SALINA — Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line of sight. It’s the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA. The FAA certificate to Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center waives

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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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