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Understanding Class E Airspace

Understanding Class E Airspace and Sorting Through False Information Gold Seal UAV Ground School

Understanding Class E Airspace and Sorting Through False Information Understanding Class E airspace has been a common topic on the various discussion forums, specifically regarding flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in class E airspace. The question is do you need FAA authorization or can you fly in this airspace just as you can in class G? FAR 107.41 Operation in certain airspace states:…

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First FAA Approved Civil Use of BVLOS with Radar

Avitas Systems Is The First FAA Approved Civil Use of BVLOS with RadarAvitas Systems

Avitas Systems Is The First FAA Approved Civil Use of BVLOS with Radar Avitas Systems, a GE venture, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without…

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Drone Light Meets FAA Night UAV Requirements

New Power Pack For Rug Drone Light Meets FAA Night UAV RequirementsFoxFury Lighting Solutions

New Power Pack For Rugo Drone Light Meets FAA Night UAV Requirements FoxFury Lighting Solutions announces a new rechargeable Quick Swap® Power Pack with Strobe for the Rugo™ Drone & Camera Light. This new Power Pack is most useful for drone (UAV or sUAS) night operations as it fulfills the FAA FAR 107.29 requirements for dusk, dawn, and night flights. The Rugo™ is a rugged go-anywhere lighting tool…

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FAA Speak Or What’s In A Word

FAA Speak Or What's In A Word Gold Seal UAV Ground School

FAA Speak Or What’s In A Word  As the first two years of the FAA Part 107 have now passed, it is now time for Remote Pilots to renew their certificate, which is good for another two years. The Recurrent Test is made up of 40 questions, whereas the original test was comprised of 70, but don’t let that fool you,…

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Is The Hobby Industry Toast? What’s Next

Is The Hobby Industry Toast?AMA

Is The Hobby Industry Toast? AMA Weighs In The Senate has officially passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The following letter from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) discusses what the new bill means for AMA members. Dear members, Today, the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, and we expect President Trump to sign it into law soon. This bill includes…

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First Ever FAA Waiver for Flight Over People

ParaZero Announces the First Ever FAA Waiver for Flight Over People with a Parachute SystemParaZero

ParaZero Announces the First Ever FAA Waiver for Flight Over People with a Parachute System Drone safety systems company, ParaZero Israel Ltd, announced today that the first FAA waiver for flight over people with a parachute system was granted to a UAS operator using the ParaZero SafeAir System. The waiver for Part 107.39(a) has been granted to North Dakota operator, Botlink, using…

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Nine New LAANC Service Providers

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FAA Approves Nine New LAANC Service Providers The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced nine new partners to its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative, an innovative collaboration between the FAA and the drone industry that provides near real-time processing of airspace authorizations for Part 107 drone operators nationwide who fly in controlled airspace. Following the FAA’s successful prototype, the…

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FAA Targets UAS Violators for Enforcement

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FAA Targets UAS Violators for Enforcement Pilots of unmanned aircraft (“drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires, law enforcement efforts, or other first responders, such as medical flights, now are more likely to face serious civil penalties, even for first-time offenses. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided guidance for agency personnel who handle possible drone violations to refer all cases involving interference with first…

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HR 302 Passes the House – Now What?

FAA Reauthorization – HR 302 Passes the House – Contact the Senate Now! A letter from the AMA: Dear members, Today, the House of Representatives passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. This bill includes significant modifications to our hobby. While some of the changes are positive, and include provisions that AMA has championed, overall the bill…

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AMA Condemns FAA Reauthorization Bill

Model Aircraft Group AMA Condemns FAA Reauthorization BillWikimedia Commons/Andy F

AMA Condemns FAA Reauthorization Bill The model aircraft group, Academy of Model Aeronautics, feels rules are too restrictive. Flying Magazine reports that the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is rallying its members to lobby congressional representatives to vote against the latest iteration of FAA reauthorization, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill includes modifications to the Special Rule for Model…

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