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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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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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