2017 To Be Safest Year On Record

2017 To Be Safest Year On RecordFAA via Twitter

2017 To Be Safest Year On Record According To The FAA The 5th General Aviation Safety Summit was held last week in Washington, D.C., and it brought some good news to the industry. While the numbers aren’t final just yet, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects 2017 to be the safest year yet. In a release published by the FAA, officials are pleased…

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Drone License Plate Technology Demo

Drone License Plate Technology DemoUAV Experts

Drone License Plate Technology Demo  DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, demonstrated the new DJI Knowledge Quiz, and AeroScope Systems, at an event in Washington, D.C. this past Wednesday. These important new systems are aimed to ensure drones remain a safe, secure and beneficial addition to America’s airspace. The DJI Knowledge Quiz helps ensure new drone…

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Drones Near Airports Cause Chaos

Drones Near Airports Cause ChaosNATS

Watch How Flying Drones Near Airports Cause Chaos Have you ever wondered what would happen if you flew your drone too close to an airport? Do you know why the areas around airports are restricted for drone flights? According to the Business Insider UK, it’s because they can cause utter chaos. The video below shows the chaos that ensued following runways suspensions…

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DJI Launches DJI Knowledge Quiz

DJI Launches DJI Knowledge QuizUAV Experts

DJI Launches DJI Knowledge Quiz Knowledge Quiz For New Remote Pilots DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, stated on October 25th, 2017 that it will launch a new Remote Pilot Knowledge Test to promote drone education and safety. The DJI Knowledge Quiz will be built into the DJI Go4 app that will require pilots to pass prior to…

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KDE Direct Joins KB4YF

KDE Direct Joins KB4YFKDE Direct

KDE Direct Joins KB4YF While this isn’t exactly recent news, it is an important and exciting announcement. According to the KDE Direct website, the company confirmed back in June that it has joined the FAA’s Know Before You Fly campaign. KDE Direct, LLC is a company driven by innovation and quality products. KDE Direct’s heavy lift brushless motors, carbon fiber propeller…

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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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Ensuring Safety In The Sky

Ensuring Safety In The SkyGetty

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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NATE Releases UAS Safety Video

NATE Releases UAS Safety VideoNATEsafety

NATE Releases UAS Safety Video The National Association of Tower Erectors  (NATE) recently unveiled an awesome UAS safety video. The UAS Operations video was showcased at the 2017 Drone Focus Conference in Fargo, ND as part of Volume 2 of the popular Climber Connection series. The 2017 Drone Focus Conference is a prominent annual gathering of commercial UAS enthusiasts from throughout the United…

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EEI to test drones

EEI to test dronesUtility Dive

EEI to test drones – push for new legal framework Despite visions of a future where drones remotely survey power lines, bringing cost savings and reliability to power customers, EEI said the bulk of inspections of transmission and distribution lines are done via helicopter or manually from the ground. BVLOS drone flights could provide “significant benefits by enabling a safe, efficient and…

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