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Drone Registration and Safety Tests For The Brits

Drones Registration and Safety Tests For The BritsThe Register

Drone Registration and Safety Tests For The Brits New British drone owners will have to register their craft with the state and pass a mandatory safety test, according to a government announcement sneaked out over the weekend. The plans are a response to the perceived danger of amateur drone operators cavorting around the skies willy-nilly, causing headaches for airliner pilots and…

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A Balance On Drone Regulation

Striking a balance on drone regulationThe Hill

Striking a balance on drone regulation We’re living in a brave new world of technology, and the possibilities really are endless. One of the most exciting developments is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones. You’ve probably seen one yourself, definitely on TV, or maybe first-hand, flying around your neighborhood. If you’re like me, you think about how drones could make…

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Follow State Drone Regulations

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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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Drone Rules Under House Bill

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Drone Rules Under House Bill Rules include drone deliveries and traffic management Commercial drone operators would get federal deadlines for regulations governing deliveries, for flying the remote-controlled aircraft farther than the pilot can see, and for special rules for smaller drones, under legislation a House panel approved Tuesday. The legislation governing the Federal Aviation Administration from Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., calls…

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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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Official Drone Rules In Europe By 2019

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Official Drone Rules In Europe By 2019 The EU says fragmented drone rules between countries hampers innovation. The European Union doesn’t want to fall behind on drones, which could bring in billions in euros to its member states. The EU’s commission for developing a European air traffic control system said on Friday that its goal is to have rules for…

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Air Traffic Control Reform 2017

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Air Traffic Control Reform 2017: Frequently Asked Questions The 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act Offers Opportunity for Needed Modernization The air traffic control reforms contained in the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (21st Century AIRR) Act, recently introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), comprises the most significant aviation policy reform since…

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21st Century AIRR Act Affects Drones

How the 21st Century AIRR Act Affects DronesRupprecht Law

How the 21st Century AIRR Act Affects Drones The scope of this is ONLY for unmanned aircraft since that is what my business is about. 🙂 The title of the bill is “21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act’’ and has multiple provisions for unmanned aircraft. I’ll outline below the major provisions for each of the areas. I’ll continue…

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Ensuring Safety In The Sky

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Ensuring Safety In The Sky and What It Will Take Richard Hanson recently posted an interesting article on The Hill. In the article, Hanson discusses the recent ruling by the U.S. District Court. To refresh your memory the District Court ruled that the FAA’s registration requirement for recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) runs afoul of Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform…

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