Tagged: Legal

California Bans Weed Delivery with Drones

In 1998, California became the first state in the union to allow the use of medical marijuana. Since that time, the states have worked harder to legalize plant. Colorado even allows the drug to be used recreationally, and without the need for a prescription. The state of California is quickly

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Professional Photographers of America Adds ‘Certified Drone Photographer’ Certification

The US Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a nonprofit photography association touting 30,000 members in more than 50 countries, has launched a “Certified Drone Photographer” programme for members. This unique program ensures that you are not only legal to fly drones, but also equipped with the education to take the

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Read the DJI terms of use carefully

I am not a lawyer, but reading through the latest DJI Go App’s Terms of Use (24 May, 2017) some red flags get thrown up for me. There are several conditions in here that do appear to contradict each other (exceptions), and to a legal layman, like myself, they appear

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Drone Laws in Illinois

FAA rules and regulations aside, each state has their own legalities where flying a drone is concerned. Educating yourself on the existing laws and regulations will ensure that you have a safe, legal flight each time you’re out in the field – literally! Flying Over Illinois Northerly Island in Chicago

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Drone Instructor Johnson County Community College KS

The UAS instructor will teach participants the mechanics of actually flying a drone and where they can fly them safely within the legal framework of the FAA. The instructor must be knowledgeable about topics related to successfully operating a drone such as FAA regulations, weather, privacy issues, battery maintenance, and

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Sweden Changes Law to Make Drones Legal Again

As reported before, in the autumn of 2016, the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court ruled that a camera mounted on a drone is considered a CCTV camera for purposes of the Swedish Camera Monitoring Act. The judgment meant that using a drone equipped with a camera, where the camera will be

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Beck’s Partners with Indiana State University for UAV Training

Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, announced today a collaboration with Indiana State University to train pilots to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) within the new legal structure established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Under the partnership, Beck’s will have 50 pilots FAA certified

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Oh Canada and the end of FT Afterhours

Special guest Brendan Schulman,Vice President of Policy and Legal affairs at DJI joins the Afterhours crew for the last FT Afterhours podcast. Brendan weighs in on the new implemented rules and regs for Canada. listen in to find out what the Afterhours guys have up there sleeve for the Future.

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V-TOL and RelmaTech Announce Drone Day/Night BVLOS Flights

V-TOL Aerospace has extended its partnership with UK-based RelmaTech to claim another world first in UAS operations, successfully conducting day and night beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights continuously monitored by an operational UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system. On Wednesday 1st March this year, V-TOL exceeded current legal limitations

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Kenya Approves Drone Regulations

Kenya has finally approved regulations for drones, becoming the second country after Rwanda in the region to embrace commercial use of Aerial Unmanned Vehicles (AUVs). The move comes as a boost to firms, which have been waiting for the green light to import drones without worrying about legal implications. The

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Unraveling drone laws for educators

This article is written to help drone training educators and schools who offer drone training courses to understand the legal issues surrounding drones. Why? We need drones in the schools to promote STEM education. Why am I all pro-STEM education? My wife and I ran a LEGO robotics business for

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UK CAA propose 128% fee hike for commercial operators

UK based commercial drone operators Cloud 9 are not happy with proposed fee hikes. On their website, they have this to say. UAV operators who want to make money from ‘aerial work’ (flying in return for money) are legally required to be trained appropriately and certified/licenced via a document called

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Israel Refuses to Sign US Document on Regulation of Drone Exports

Israel has refused to sign an US document on regulation of drone exports saying the American document could damage Israeli exports. The one-page document covers international legal standards, oversight of exports and transparency in the use and export of armed drones, Haaretz reported Sunday. Sources in Israel’s defense industry were

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The Business Of Drones – What Do I Get?

The questions have been swirling around the Internet and coming through private messages – now that this is legal what do we charge? Very relevant and timely question as the drone rush officially started August 29th, 2016. I’m reaching back into my experience as a legal commercial drone operator

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German UAS Event ‘interaerial SOLUTIONS’ Co-Hosted

As part of INTERGEO in Hamburg from 11 to 13 October, interaerial SOLUTIONS will be showcasing the legal frameworks, new areas of application, growing safety concepts and much more. “The geoindustry has brought the breakthrough for the widespread use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS),” says Uwe Nortmann, Managing Director of

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Embry-Riddle Worldwide Offers Online Professional Courses in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Beginning August 1

Across the globe, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS; under 55 lbs.) are rapidly transforming businesses and industries as we know them. From individual enthusiasts to major corporations, sUAS users are harnessing the power of these systems, while striving to keep up with the industry’s ever-evolving technology and legal regulations. That

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Enterprise Drone Solutions Thea

Enterprise Drone Solutions, based in Tucson, AZ is introducing Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an FAA Airworthiness Certificate. Théa has expanded operational capabilities beyond those of any other commercial unmanned aircraft, to allow legal flight over crowds, at night, and beyond. By providing unmatched

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We’re Back In Business

The announcement and implementation of C.F.R 14 Part 107 that will come August once again make the drone business a legal enterprise. While many agree that it is long overdue, it appears less onerous (the devil may still be in the details), than many had feared and is something that

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sUAS News View Point FAA Part 107 Podcast

Kirk Greninger and Patrick Egan provide analysis and commentary on the long awaited part 107 regulations; which would allow for legal operations and access for commercial operations of sUAS under 55lbs in US airspace aka the NAS. Part 107 has been announced to have less complicated requirements than

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