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FAA Engages Young Adults

FAA Engages Young Adults With DronesCourtesy photo.

FAA Engages Young Adults With Drones A senior official on the FAA team handling drone regulation and authorizations has lined up veteran flight instructors from a Connecticut flight school to help create the agency’s first Aviation Career Education Academy that’s all about drones. Aviation Safety Inspector Marilyn Pearson hopes the weeklong program will become a model for similar programs across…

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Follow State Drone Regulations

Follow State Drone RegulationsDon McCullough / Flickr Creative Commons

DOT To Drone Operators: Follow State Drone Regulations The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) has issued a reminder to drone operators to fly them safely and follow state regulations as more of them take flight. Officials say most recreational and commercial drones fly more often during the summer months. The agency itself is ramping up its use of…

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Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Act 2017 Pass

Two Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Act 2017 PassAtlanta Hobby / UAV Experts

Two Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Act 2017 Pass The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved two amendments to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017, along with three other bills, and three nominees. Amendments The two amendments, authored by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) aim to improve transparency and security of the nation’s airspace. The first amendment would require the FAA to annually report the…

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The Road To Clearer Drone Policy

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Congress Works Toward Clearer Drone Policy The Drone Innovation Act would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to work with state and local governments to develop a regulatory framework for unmanned aircraft systems. When a Minnesota brewery wanted to use drones to deliver beer to remote icehouses, the Federal Aviation Administration shot down the idea. Minnesota cities that tried to…

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Drone Night Flights at College Campus

Drone Night Flights at College CampusKansas State University

FAA Authorizes Drone Night Flights at College Campus Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina approved to conduct UAS flight operations at night  The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems capabilities to now include flight operations after dark. Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center, which houses the unmanned aircraft systems research program, has received…

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