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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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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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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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Lithuania Approves Updated Drone Rules

Lithuania Approves Updated Drone Rules On Flights Over Military AreasSgt Spc Ieva Budzeikaité

Lithuania Approves Updated Drone Rules On Flights Over Military Areas Air Force Technology reports that the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence has approved the updated rules on allowing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to fly over military territories and to produce video, photo or other types of visual material of military territories. Approved to ensure enhanced protection of the Lithuanian Armed Forces,…

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Drone Restrictions Over Federal Prison

FAA Establishes Drone Restrictions Over Federal PrisonJonathan Lampel

FAA Establishes Drone Restrictions Over Federal Prison At the request of Federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) §99.7–“Special Security Instructions”–to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific flight restrictions. In cooperation with Department…

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Every Pilot Makes Mistakes – They Happen

EVERY PILOT MAKES MISTAKESAOPA file photo.

Every Pilot Makes Mistakes Every pilot makes mistakes, be it in manned aircraft or as a remote pilot. My company is a strong proponent of education and aviation safety. I am a private pilot who holds many aircraft ratings including powered planes, gliders, ultralights, as well as the unmanned Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate. I understand the need for continuing education,…

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UK Drone Operators Face New Tests and Restrictions

UK Drone Operators Face New Tests and RestrictionsBBC

UK Drone Operators Face New Tests and Restrictions According to BBC, UK drone users may have to pass online safety tests under legislation being introduced to the Commons on Wednesday. Restrictions around airport boundaries have also been clarified stopping any drone flying within 1km of them. The changes, which are set to come into effect between July 2018 and November 2019,…

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UAV Owners Required To Display Drone ID

FAA Regulation Requires UAV Owners to Display Drone ID on Exteriorchuttersnap

FAA Regulation Requires UAV Owners to Display Drone ID on Exterior The FAA is preparing for safely implemented drone traffic not only through the UAS Integration Pilot Program but with new rules for hobby users too. The drone industry is rapidly evolving. When the Drive reported on the Commercial Drone Alliance urging the Federal Aviation Administration to regulate hobby pilots as stringently…

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