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Over 770,000 Drones Registered in the United States

If you walked down your street, it's very likely that at least one of your neighbors is the proud owner of a drone of some sort. The fact is drones are becoming more and more ubiquitous each day. Fifteen months ago the FAA started requiring drone owners to register their small aircraft if it weighs [...]

By |2017-03-30T14:44:19-08:00March 30th, 2017|Drone Industry, Drone Law, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on Over 770,000 Drones Registered in the United States

DOT Has 2 Years To Create A Small UAS Air Carrier Certificate

Every so often the FAA needs to request new funding if they want to stay in business. The funding is approved by the Senate. On March 31st, literally just days away, the FAA's current funding is set to expire. It appears the funding reauthorization process is moving along nicely. “We’re pleased that the Senate is [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:41-08:00March 28th, 2016|Drone Law, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on DOT Has 2 Years To Create A Small UAS Air Carrier Certificate

How Does The CAA Handle Drones In The UK?

It easy to get caught up in the regulations that govern drone use in your country. In the USA, a drone university like ours teaches the rules and regulations set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). I find it interesting to compare and contrast drone laws. This can be done city to city, state to [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:43-08:00March 25th, 2016|Drones, FAA, International|Comments Off on How Does The CAA Handle Drones In The UK?

Michael Huerta, Administrator of the FAA Speaks Out About Drones

If you have the time and inclination, then this is a really interesting interview with Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Senate committee leaders introduced a new bipartisan bill Wednesday that would accelerate the use of small commercial drones in the U.S, allowing some unmanned aircraft to fly at night and outside the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:43-08:00March 24th, 2016|Drones, FAA|Comments Off on Michael Huerta, Administrator of the FAA Speaks Out About Drones

FAA Delineates Federal, State and Local Oversight

While the FAA is responsible for the regulatory framework that drones fall into, many of the rules and restrictions that govern drone flights come from federal, state and local authorities. To clarify things, the FAA recently issued a fact sheet. The FAA issued a fact sheet outlining federal oversight of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)/drone operational safety and areas [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:49-08:00March 10th, 2016|Drone Law, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on FAA Delineates Federal, State and Local Oversight

The Different Types Of Drones

If I asked you to picture a quadcopter in your mind, what would pop into your head? I'd be willing to venture you just pictured something shaped roughly like a DJI Phantom. If I asked you to name the different types of drones that the FAA recognizes, I'm not so confident I can guess your answer. [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:52-08:00March 9th, 2016|Drones, FAA|Comments Off on The Different Types Of Drones

The FAA’s Online Commercial Drone Registration System … Ready On March 21, 2016?

In a recent FAA announcement, the FAA boasted that nearly 300,000 recreational/hobbyist drone operators had registered. The FAA announced it has registered nearly 300,000 recreational users/hobbyist operators of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)/drones during the first 30 days that its online registration system has been operational. UAS owners are currently required to register their aircraft before flying [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:54-08:00March 6th, 2016|Drone Law, Drone Registration, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on The FAA’s Online Commercial Drone Registration System … Ready On March 21, 2016?

What Is A Section 333 Exemption? (And Do I Need One?)

I question that I am frequently asked is "What is a Section 333 Exemption?" then usually, before I even have a chance to respond, the follow-up question of "Do I Need One? hits. Why is this question so common? The answer is simple, like many nascent industries, the drone industry is filled with misinformation, so [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:54-08:00March 5th, 2016|333, Drone Law, Drones, Exemption, FAA|Comments Off on What Is A Section 333 Exemption? (And Do I Need One?)

FAA Considering Drone Regulation Changes

The FAA has announced a committee charged with drafting rules that could ease restrictions on operating drones in crowded or public places. While this is beneficial, especially to the larger corporate players like Amazon and Google, it isn't exactly the regulation change that the industry needs. The FAA is mulling a change in proposed regulations [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:55-08:00March 5th, 2016|333, Drone Law, Drones, Exemption, FAA|Comments Off on FAA Considering Drone Regulation Changes

Is The FAA Finally Approving Drone Flights Over People?

I love reading stories like, "The FAA May Let You Fly Drones Over People," because they give hope to the drone industry. Regardless of your vertical, if you are involved in the drone industry, then you are waiting, patiently, for the FAA to establish a framework that allows for commercial drone operation in the national [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:55-08:00March 4th, 2016|Drones, FAA|Comments Off on Is The FAA Finally Approving Drone Flights Over People?