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Drone Manufacturers Must Regulate Themselves

FAA: Drone Manufacturers Must Regulate Themselves Joshua Fuller

FAA: Drone Manufacturers Must Regulate Themselves Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick published an article on jdsupra.com discussing how the FAA is forcing drone manufactures to self-regulate. In October of 2018, the Federal Aviation Authority Reauthorization 2018 Act was signed into law.  The new law comes with a set of regulations which for the first time extend the FAA’s authority over the manufacturers of…

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International Standards for Drone Operations

The World's First International Standards for Drone Operations Set for Adoption in 2019Christian Langenhan

The World’s First International Standards for Drone Operations Set for Adoption in 2019 The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released its Draft International Standards for Drone Operations for a public consultation. Drone professionals, academics, businesses, and the general public is invited to submit comments by 21 Jan 2019. Worldwide adoption is scheduled for 2019. The announcement by ISO is the first important step…

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Airspace Guidance for Small UAS Operators

Airspace Guidance for Small UAS Operators CardFAA

Airspace Guidance for Small UAS Operators (sUAS) Understanding Airspace is of the utmost importance. It’s something that takes a long time to be comfortable with and to be fully able to comply with the rules governing airspace. In order to help give you a better understanding, the FAA Safety Team has released Notice Number: NOTC8209, Airspace Guidance for sUAS Operators. FAA Part 107…

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FAA’s Role in Authorizing sUAS Operators In The NAS

INFORMATION: Audit Announcement | FAA’s Role In Authorizing sUAS Operators In The NASU.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General

INFORMATION: Audit Announcement | FAA’s Role In Authorizing sUAS Operators In The NAS The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General has announced that it will be conducting an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) role in authorizing of small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flights within the National Airspace System (NAS). The continuing growth of UAS within the NAS…

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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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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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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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There’s More To Flying Drones Than You Think

Looks Easy? There's More To Flying Drones Than You ThinkTerry Jarrell

Looks Easy? There’s More To Flying Drones Than You Think There is a stunning level of underestimating the complexity and power of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Often thought of as mere toys, these aircraft have a proper place in the skies and require a solid understanding of operations to fly safely and competently. So, what is a UAS? Drone has become a…

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How to Renew Your FAA Part 107

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Are you a Remote Pilot? Are You Looking To Renew Your FAA Part 107? The FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot program is now 2 years old and those of you that have received your certificates know that this is a lifetime certificate. While the certificate is good for life, just like regular aircraft pilots, Remote Pilots do need to renew…

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