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FAA Drone Registration FAQ

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“How High Is 400 Feet?” and Other Gems From the FAA’s Drone Registration FAQ Article Source: Justin Peters, Slate So the FAA’s new mandatory drone-registration program has been active for just over two weeks now, and it seems to be going pretty well: The registration system hasn’t crashed spectacularly; as far as I know, no federal buildings have been occupied in protest by aggrieved…

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Drone Registration Deadline Approaching

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Drone Registration Deadline Approaching: “That will tell you who’s got them” MILWAUKEE — If you got a drone for Christmas or bought one for someone, there is more involved with this gift than simply opening the box and sending the drone into the air. The Federal Aviation Administration now requires owners of small unmanned aircraft systems to register those aircraft before…

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How to register your Drone

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How to register your drone with the FAA: It’s now required Article Source: Mark Weiner | syracuse.com WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you’re among the 400,000 people who found a new drone under their Christmas tree last week, the federal government has a message for you: Don’t fly until you register with the FAA. Under a new rule, the Federal Aviation Administration…

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Attention: AMA Says Act Now

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Academy of Model Aeronautics – Member Communication: AMA Says ACT NOW! The AMA has recommended that our members hold off on registering their model aircraft with the FAA until advised by the AMA or until the FAA’s legal deadline of February 19. Holding off on registration will allow time for AMA to fully consider all possible legal and political options for alleviating…

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2016 Year of the Business Sector Drone

2016 Dawning as Year of the Business Sector Drone

2016 Dawning as Year of the Business Sector Drone NEWS ANALYSIS: The FAA estimates that nearly a million consumer drones will be sold in 2015, and this means increased risk and responsibility for your business. Article Source: Wayne Rash, via EWeek The crash of a commercial drone operated by a television broadcaster during the downhill skiing run by World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher…

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Your Guide to Obeying the New Drone Laws

Your Guide to Obeying the New Drone Laws Article Source: Heather Kelly, via CNN In the two days since the FAA launched its drone registration site, a whopping 45,000 people have registered their aircraft. Come Christmas day, that number could skyrocket. Around 400,000 drones are expected to be purchased this holiday season, according to the Consumer Technology Association. Sometime between tearing…

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Drones to be registered with FAA

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New restrictions require drones to be registered with FAA Article Source: Jadiann Thompson, via WHDH.com If you found a drone under the tree this Christmas, you may want to do some homework before take-off. New restrictions could lead to toy trouble in the skies, which could cost you. 400,000 Americans are estimated to have received a drone this holiday. With all that…

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Students learn drone-flying skills

Students learn drone-flying skills and FAA rules

Students learn drone-flying skills and FAA rules Article Source: Curt Prendergast, via Tucson.com “Essentially, a quadcopter is a flying brick,” drone safety instructor David Iadevaia told the class gathered recently at the Oro Valley Recreation Center.  While a remote-controlled plane can glide to a stop, a quadcopter drone will drop straight down if it loses power, said Iadevaia, a retired astronomy and physics professor at…

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Before flying your new drone

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6 things you need to know before flying your new drone Article Source: Mashable Santa just got you your very own drone and you’re going to become the coolest person in your group of friends! That’s awesome, but before you take your drone up into the sky, there are a few things you should do and know about flying drones….

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