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Drones and Wildfires Do Not Mix

Drones and Wildfires Do Not Mix luke flynt

FAA: Drones and Wildfires Do Not Mix. PERIOD. If you fly your drone anywhere near a wildfire, you could get someone killed. That’s the stern warning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. wildland fire agencies have for pilots of unmanned aircraft (“UAS,” or more popularly “drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires. When firefighting aircraft have to be grounded due to an unauthorized drone…

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Restrictions On Drone Operations Over DOD Facilities

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOD FacilitiesFAA

FAA Establishes Restrictions On Drone Operations Over DOD Facilities At the request of its Federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security-sensitive facilities by establishing temporary flight restrictions specific to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)….

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Unmanned Safety Institute Partners with DroneHive

Unmanned Safety Institute Partners with DroneHive to Link Pilots with Employment Opportunities Pedro Henrique Santos

Unmanned Safety Institute Partners with DroneHive to Link Pilots with Employment Opportunities Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry’s leader in flight  UAS safety solutions, is entering into a strategic partnership with DroneHive, the leading provider of expert services for aerial data collection. DroneHive will be offering employment opportunities to students who successfully complete USI’s Small UAS Safety Certification™ and Visual…

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ALERT: Section 336 Is Under Attack

Section 336 Is Under AttackRotor Drone

Section 336 Is Under Attack.. Here Is What You Need To Know Rotor Drone reports that efforts are being made to repeal Section 336, known as the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft”. Section 336 is the reason why today’s drone pilots and generations of model-aircraft fliers have been able to fly without a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot’s license, equipage…

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FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued

FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued Jason Blackeye

FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued Drones have really taken off! As of July 26th, 2018, more than 100,000 enthusiasts have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational (not qualifying as “model aircraft”) use since the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule went into effect on August 29th, 2016. Under Part 107, the person actually…

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Local versus Federal Drone Regulations

FAA Clarifies: Local versus Federal Drone RegulationsDrone DJ

FAA Clarifies: Local versus Federal Drone Regulations Drone DJ was the first report that the FAA is clearing up any misunderstanding there may be around Local and Federal drone regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement explaining exactly where things stand. State and Local authorities may determine the take-off and landing areas for drones but only the FAA has the authority to control the National…

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FAA Reauthorization Could Come Up For a Vote

FAA Reauthorization Could Come Up For a Vote Next WeekWikimedia Commons

FAA Reauthorization Could Come Up For a Vote Next Week Vote could hinge on whether last-minute attachments appear. Politico’s Morning Transportation reported Wednesday that, “Commerce Chairman John Thune told reporters Tuesday that lawmakers have offered about 100 amendments to the FAA reauthorization (S. 1405 (115)), and aides are “trying to narrow that list of amendments down to a handful.” He reiterated that the…

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Fort Collins Mayor Joins the National FAA DAC

Fort Collins Mayor Joins the National FAA Drone Advisory Committee to Represent CitiesFAA + City of Fort Collins

Fort Collins Mayor Joins the National FAA Drone Advisory Committee to Represent Cities U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has selected Mayor Wade O. Troxell, Ph.D., of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) which convenes today for the first time under its new two-year charter in Santa Clara, California. The DAC represents a cross-section of technology and…

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How To Avoid Drone Registration Schemes

FAA Says Avoid Drone Registration SchemesSorasak

FAA Says Avoid Drone Registration Schemes The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted an article about the importance of avoiding schemes when it comes to your drone. The FAA has issued a warning to drone owners – especially hobbyists — about people offering to “help” register their drones with the agency. According to the release the FAA Drone Zone is all you need – and…

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US Court Upholds FAA Drone Regulations

US Court Upholds FAA Drone RegulationsTech Crunch

US Court Upholds FAA Drone Regulations Tech Crunch reports that the FAA just scored a legal win in its ongoing back and forth with drone hobbyists. The U.S. Court of Appeals opted to uphold a ruling granting the administration’s authority over consumer UAVs, a move that is expected to lead the way for additional restrictions on flight. The ruling is…

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