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Port of Amsterdam Launches Drone Detection Trial

The Port of Amsterdam has begun a four-week trial of a drone detection system. Martek Anti-Drone Systems is providing its M.A.D.S. (Marine Anti-Drone System) to build understanding of how, where and why drones are flying over the Port of Amsterdam. The M.A.D.S system will support the port by monitoring legal

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Nevada Test Site Questions

This piece was sent in by a sUAS News reader after they saw the Legal Interpretation I requested dated 9/21/18. I will say that the Interpretation and requests for other information I am after has resulted in emails asking me who I believe is colouring outside of the lines. I’m

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Drone Versus Airplane Wing: Watch What Happens

Any responsible drone enthusiast knows that flying a drone near an airplane is something you should never, ever do. Even if you live in one of the few countries where flying near an airport is still legal, doing so puts the lives of pilots and passengers in danger – and

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ICAO Lawyers to Tackle Emerging Challenges

The ICAO Legal Committee, chaired by Mr. Terry Olson from France, concluded its 37th Session last week at ICAO’s Headquarters, addressing a range of challenging emerging issues for international air transport. Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, ICAO Council President and Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary General were present to open the

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California Outlaws Drone Flights Over Prisons

For anyone who was unsure about the legality of using drones to carry drugs, mobile phones, weapons and other contraband into California’s prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown clarified things by signing legislation this week that outlawed such flights. Senate Bill 1355, which Brown signed Monday, states that operation of unmanned aerial

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Fashion Institute of Technology Fall Drone Courses

Thinking about adding a drone to your business or starting a new career flying one? This November, 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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A Proposal for Counter UAS Regulation

Andrew Shelley This article summarises key points from a paper recently published in the New Zealand policy journal Policy Quarterly. The paper sets out the rationale for “Counter UAS” (C-UAS), addresses the legal issues that arise in New Zealand, and proposes a licensing regime to enable the implementation of C-UAS.

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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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France Wants Electronic Conspicuity Beacons on Drones

The French government has proposed a new law making it mandatory for all drones to be fitted with electronic conspicuity beacons – an idea with big implications for the future of drone regulation. The proposal, written in legal French (a translation of which can be found here) would mandate the

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Music for Drone Videos

When it comes to adding music to your videos, you have to be careful about your selection, not just creatively but legally. You don’t want to infringe on any copyrights and risk having your video taken down or, worse, being served a lawsuit. The good news is that you

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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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