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Drone Registration Is Back, Thank You Donald Trump

Gavel and Law Books If you haven't heard yet, it's true. Effective December 21st, 2015, all Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) are required to be registered with the FAA (again). That means you will have to register your drone if you want to fly it outside, anytime, anywhere; even for non-commercial use. The silver lining [...]

By |2017-12-14T09:45:42-07:00December 14th, 2017|Drone Law, Drone Registration, Drones|Comments Off on Drone Registration Is Back, Thank You Donald Trump

The FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability

FAA Logo, Credit: FAA Great news for commercial (or soon to be) drone operators, the FAA has a new program being developed, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), which will dramatically accelerate turn around time for requests to fly near 50 different airports around the United States. Historically, these requests could take [...]

By |2017-08-28T12:11:00-07:00August 28th, 2017|Drone Law, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on The FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability

Government Regulations Still Stifling US Drone Industry Growth

Each day, new ideas are brought forth in the drone industry by enterprising entrepreneurs. It's exciting to watch, and it gives me hope for a bright future filled with drones. However, when I read about the stifling regulations the FAA and government organizations have created that hope can quickly fade. When Jim Komsa launched his [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:01:58-07:00July 24th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drone Industry, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on Government Regulations Still Stifling US Drone Industry Growth

The FAA Would Appreciate It If You Register Your Drone

While no longer mandatory, the FAA would still "appreciate" it if you voluntarily registered your drone. I'd be curious to learn what the statistics show for voluntary registration. For some reason I expect was a drastic drop off. The response to John Taylor’s FOIA request asking the FAA for records that indicate the recreational drone [...]

By |2017-07-18T08:27:20-07:00July 18th, 2017|Drone Registration, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on The FAA Would Appreciate It If You Register Your Drone

Drone Flight Bans Enacted Over Sporting Events

Petco Park Drones and large gatherings, like sporting events or concerts, don't always mix well. Why? The answer is very simple "safety." While drones may be the ideal vehicle to capture your event on video, mistakes happen, things can easily go wrong and quickly become dangerous. That's why the FAA has been banning drone flights [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:31-07:00June 7th, 2017|Drones, FAA, Safety|Comments Off on Drone Flight Bans Enacted Over Sporting Events

Are Pilots Over-Reporting “Near Misses” Between Drones and Airplanes?

Historically speaking, the FAA has had a difficult job; imagine the complexity of safely coordinating all of the air traffic. Now, thanks to the rapid proliferation of drones, the FAA's job has gotten even harder. Drones are responsible for creating 770,000+ new pilots. While the drone operators aircraft is small, it still shares the same airspace, and [...]

By |2017-06-04T12:38:43-07:00June 5th, 2017|Drones, FAA, Safety|Comments Off on Are Pilots Over-Reporting “Near Misses” Between Drones and Airplanes?

In Which Cities Do We Offer Drone University Training Courses?

Drone Universities, a leading US provider of drone training courses is now proud to offer training in the following forty nine, yes, forty nine cities. Albuquerque, NM Anchorage, AK Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Charlotte, NC Charlottesville, VA Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Corpus Christi, TX Dallas, TX Denver, CO Detroit, MI El Paso, [...]

By |2017-04-27T14:06:05-07:00April 28th, 2017|Drone Education, Drones|Comments Off on In Which Cities Do We Offer Drone University Training Courses?

Testing an Aircraft Collision Avoidance System for Unmanned Aircraft

An important step we need to take before really opening up national airspace for commercial drone operation is the development and deployment of a national aircraft collision avoidance system for unmanned aircraft. A system developed by Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems, Northrop Grumman Corp., NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory [...]

By |2017-04-08T19:19:28-07:00April 16th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on Testing an Aircraft Collision Avoidance System for Unmanned Aircraft

San Diego, California Takes a Reasonable Stance On Drones

In positive drone news, San Diego, California, has decided to take a reasonable stance on drones and their operation within city limits. San Diego officials say the city’s proposed drone regulations strike a proper balance between boosting safety and respecting the rights of hobbyists, but a group of critics is calling the proposed rules irresponsibly [...]

By |2017-04-12T12:48:21-07:00April 12th, 2017|Activism, Drone Law, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on San Diego, California Takes a Reasonable Stance On Drones

FAA using Dummies to Crash Test Drones

If you are reading this blog, then chances are, you are either part of the drone community or planning on joining us soon. A fact that all members of our community must recognize is that drones can be dangerous in certain situations. Drones have injured everyone from celebrities to infants, so when I read about [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:40-07:00March 31st, 2017|Drones, FAA|Comments Off on FAA using Dummies to Crash Test Drones