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AMA Partners With AirMap, Takes Flight

AMA Partners With AirMapAirMap

AMA Partners With AirMap AMA Integrates AirMap Situational Awareness Platform for Drones The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the nation’s largest organization for model aircraft enthusiasts, has partnered with AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for unmanned aircraft. The AMA has a long history of safe, responsible flight and is dedicated to the advancement and safeguarding of model aircraft activities….

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Drone Incident Near McCarran International Airport

Drone Incident Near McCarran International AirportDavid McNew/Getty Images

FAA Is Investigating A Drone Incident Near McCarran International Airport According to the AJC, the Federal Aviation Administration is looking into an incident of a drone hovering above a plane approaching McCarran International Airport in Nevada after a video emerged online. The unidentified drone operator could face anything from a world of federal trouble to getting slapped with a simple fine. (Video Credit: AIRLIVE…

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Learn The Rules Of The Sky

Learn The Rules Of The SkyKarl Greif

Before You Fly Your New Drone, Learn The Rules Of The Sky Predictions about the number of drones that will be given as gifts this holiday season have “taken off.” But veteran aviation attorney Mark A. Dombroff, an Alexandria-based shareholder in national law firm LeClairRyan, urges budding drone pilots to learn the rules of the sky. In a Dec. 13 post for LeClairRyan’s “Plane-ly Speaking”…

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UAS Integration Pilot Program Takes Off

UAS Integration Pilot Program Takes OffAditya Chinchure

Thousands Apply As The UAS Integration Pilot Program Takes Off Nextgov reports that thousands have already applied to Trump’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. Transportation and FAA are accepting proposals to participate in drone innovation zones, where normal regulations do not apply. President Donald Trump issued a mandate last month that would roll back some “overly burdensome” Federal Aviation Administration regulations on…

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Enforcement Needed For Airspace Safety

Enforcement Needed For Airspace SafetyAMA

Enforcement Needed For Airspace Safety Lates last week the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sent out a member communication regarding the need for enforcement of airspace safety. You may have seen coverage of a hearing on Capitol Hill yesterday about emerging uses for UAS, as well as an FAA report released this week about drone airborne collisions. Some in Washington have responded to…

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New Laws Could Lead To More Safety Requirements

New Laws Could Lead To More Safety RequirementsBBC

New Laws Could Lead To More Safety Requirements For UK Drone Users A new article on BBC.com reports that drone users in the UK may have to take safety awareness tests under legislation planned by the government. Drones weighing more than 250g could also be banned from flying near airports, or above 400 ft, in a crackdown on unsafe flying. Police…

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FAA and ASSURE Announce Results

FAA and ASSURE Announce ResultsASSURE

FAA and ASSURE Announce Results of Air-To-Air Collision Study The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) research team began its research in FY 2016, using unique resources from Mississippi State University, Montana State University, Ohio State University, and Wichita State University. This research team set out to answer the question of what happens when – not if – there is…

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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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