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Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition. … Continue reading

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New Drone Rules Take Effect 21 April 2021

Date: April 21, 2021 WASHINGTON –Final rules take effect today for remotely identifying drones and allowing operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. “Today’s rules are an important first step in safely and … Continue reading

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Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

News & Update Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online Drone pilots who have Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification can now take their required training courses online. The training ensures that they have the knowledge necessary to operate in … Continue reading

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New Era of U.S. Commercial Space Transportation Begins

Date: March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — The United States is leading the way to a new era of commercial space transportation with a final rule that streamlines the licensing process for private sector launch and reentry operations. “Innovation in commercial … Continue reading

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Exciting Drone Opportunity with the FAA – Apply Now!

Apply to Become a Drone Test Administrator Collaborate with the FAA on an exciting new program to help recreational flyers fly safely! The FAA opened applications for people interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test … Continue reading

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FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules

FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules The final rules requiring remote identification of drones and allowing some flights over people, over moving vehicles and at night under certain conditions will go into effect on April 21, 2021. Remote … Continue reading

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FAA Proposes $14,500 Civil Penalty Against Passenger for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

Date: March 12, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $14,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for allegedly interfering with flight attendants who instructed him to wear a face mask and stop … Continue reading

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FAA Selects Five Host Airports to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection and Mitigation Systems

March 2, 2021 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today selected five host airports to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort is part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC!

Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC! Could your organization help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) develop the technological infrastructure required to support and accelerate drone integration? Now’s your chance to be at the forefront of an emerging technology that … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay is a “No Drone Zone” During Super Bowl LV

Tampa Bay is a “No Drone Zone” During Super Bowl LV TAMPA, Fla., – Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021. Drones also are prohibited around the Tampa Riverwalk … Continue reading

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FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities

FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities Washington –The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective December 30. In cooperation with its federal partners, the FAA … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as … Continue reading

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Did You Get That Christmas Drone?

I hope you’ve all had a Joyous Christmas and that Santa brought all the goodies on your wish list, but if that wish list included a drone you may want to keep it grounded until you come up to speed … Continue reading

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Wishing You and Your Families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I hope you’ve all had a great week and are looking forward to The Holidays. It’s a great time of the year to enjoy family and kids not to mention yourself. 2020 has been a difficult year but the end … Continue reading

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FAA PART 107 REMOTE PILOT EXAM OVERVIEW

This 2.25 hour video takes you through 140 question that you may encounter on your exam. Who needs a remote pilot certification? I’ll give just a few relevant examples. If you are a training facility and you use a drone, … Continue reading

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JAMBO MOMBASA !

The title of this post has absolutely nothing to do with this shoot the shit; however, it’s consistent with our objective of contributing to our reader’s cultural awareness. The word Jambo is a Kenyan greeting equivalent to Welcome in English … Continue reading

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FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones

WASHINGTON – The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under … Continue reading

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DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER YOUR DJI MAVIC MINI DRONE?

Drones are in vogue and this Christmas shopping season is no different. One of the top sellers for 2020 is projected to be DJI Mavic Mini and Mavic Mini 2. The performance of these tiny drones is just short of … Continue reading

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The FAA launched a podcast!

Meet The Air Up There, a podcast for people who are curious about aviation Meet The Air Up There, a Podcast for People Who Are Curious About Aviation It’s no secret that we at the Federal Aviation Administration think aviation … Continue reading

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Are You Being Influenced ?

Holy mackerel what a week! If you’ve been watching the Virtual Democratic National Convention you’re probably one of a handful, and it’s quite likely that you’re thinking about therapy. Stop! You don’t need therapy you need to have a good … Continue reading

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Drone technology leaders, experts and geeks! Join the conversation at the FAA UAS Symposium!

What’s now and what’s next on drone technology?Find out at the FAA UAS Symposium Are you in the drone business or simply have a passion for flying drones? The 5th Annual FAA UAS Symposium is coming to you this summer … Continue reading

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Remote ID Cohort Information

Remote ID Cohort Information Thanks for the questions we received after yesterday’s press release on the Remote ID Cohort. To clarify, the Cohort is not part of the decision-making process for the proposed Remote ID rule final rule. The Cohort … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID Development

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), … Continue reading

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The Federal Aviation Administration has been busy

It’s been a busy week, at least for me. I’ve been digesting the changes that the FAA is implementing. I’m still working my way through 14 CFR Parts 1, 47, 48, 89, 91, and 107, Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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AMAZON PETITIONS FAA TO OPERATE UAVs UNDER PART 135 TO DELIVER YOUR PURCHASE

Amazon1 respectfully submits this petition for exemption to facilitate the operations of our Prime Air delivery service using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States. Specifically, Amazon seeks an exemption: (1) pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 44807 to fulfill … Continue reading

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Now Available: Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability for Recreational Flyers

  Great news for recreational drone pilots! The FAA is upgrading its LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) system to allow recreational flyers to request automated airspace authorizations to fly in U.S. controlled airspace.This means that recreational users can … Continue reading

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You’re Grounded !

TGIF, we’ve made it through another week! I hope you’ve all had a productive and incident free week. I’ve been working on a number of reviews so stay tuned. I’m looking forward to the weekend as John Wick Chapter 3 … Continue reading

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IF YOU ARE FAA PART 107 sUAS CERTIFIED

If you hold a Part 107 sUAS certificate, be sure that you’re on top of your expiration date. Part 107 requires that you take a recurrent knowledge exam, or if you are Part 61 a training class,  every 24 months. … Continue reading

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Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Expands To 46 Airports Covering 200 Cities

As a remote pilot my biggest challenge is obtaining FAA authorization to clear airspace for operations. AirMap, based in Santa Monica, California, has been working with the FAA to implement LAANC across the United States. In a nutshell, LAANC is … Continue reading

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FAA Grants Airworthiness Certificate for Aurora’s Optionally-Piloted UH-1H

Manassas, VA, November 1, 2017 – Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s newest optionally-piloted aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter. The latest development in the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) … Continue reading

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FAA Expands Restricted Air Space for UAS Operations

The use of UAS is expanding exponentially and some of our readers have begun to incorporate the use of UAS for tactical operations training or aerial filming of training sessions. You need to be aware of your airspace at any … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON THE REMOTE PILOT IN COMMAND sUAS CERTIFICATION

We’ve just completed taking the FAA’s knowledge exam. The exam is advertised as a 2 hr., 60 question test; however, the FAA includes 5 or 6 additional questions to  validate them so plan on sitting for a 65 question exam. … Continue reading

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New FAA Regulations for Drones

This post applies to individuals or companies who currently operate drones for commercial application. All drone operators need to examine what you’re are doing with your drones and if there is any gray area or overlap with commercial activity, error … Continue reading

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Paris Drone Festival 4 Sep 2016

The Champs Elysees will be abuzz Sunday when the fast growing sport of FPV (first person view) drone racing descends on the most famous avenue in the world. And what better place to showcase the technology that’s transforming this from … Continue reading

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NOTICE TO DRONE OWNERS

A number of our readers may operate drones as a tool while conducting training, videography or both. It’s important that you understand and comply with FAA rules and regulation. There are a number of regulations in place. First you can … Continue reading

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