Will the FAA Help or Hurt US Drone Pilots?

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Will the FAA Help or Hurt US Drone Pilots?

Senator John Hoeven

Senator John Hoeven

Senator Corey Booker

Senator Cory Booker

It seems the US is falling behind in the world of drones because of FAA restrictions and at least two senators want to help speed things up. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act. The Commercial UAS Modernization Act sets rules for those who want to fly UAVs before the FAA sets new regulations.

The Commercial UAS Modernization Act outlines basic rules for commercial use around registration, certification, insurance, tests and safety. Operators would be required to keep the drones under 500 feet, fly only in daylight, and operate within visual line of sight (LOS). However, the proposal also creates a deputy administrator position that would be able to make an exemption for a commercial drone operator for beyond visual LOS and for “heavier unmanned vehicles.”

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By | 2017-08-31T15:25:09+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Drone Law, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on Will the FAA Help or Hurt US Drone Pilots?

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Michael Robbins
Mr. Michael Robbins, who resides in Northern California, is our drone tech expert with over 30 years of experience. He started his career building gas powered UAVs at age 12. He has since earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Design and Engineering and is AutoCAD certified. He has worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Hearst Castle, CNN, Adobe, Oracle, HP, Cisco Systems, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and NASA. With a passion for aviation, Mr. Robbins spends his spare time studying for his Commercial Pilot’s License.