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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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Drone Rules Under House Bill

Drone Rules Under House BillAMOS GUMULIRA, AFP/Getty Images

Drone Rules Under House Bill Rules include drone deliveries and traffic management Commercial drone operators would get federal deadlines for regulations governing deliveries, for flying the remote-controlled aircraft farther than the pilot can see, and for special rules for smaller drones, under legislation a House panel approved Tuesday. The legislation governing the Federal Aviation Administration from Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., calls…

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The Road To Clearer Drone Policy

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Congress Works Toward Clearer Drone Policy The Drone Innovation Act would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to work with state and local governments to develop a regulatory framework for unmanned aircraft systems. When a Minnesota brewery wanted to use drones to deliver beer to remote icehouses, the Federal Aviation Administration shot down the idea. Minnesota cities that tried to…

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Official Drone Rules In Europe By 2019

Drone Rules In Europe By 2019Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Official Drone Rules In Europe By 2019 The EU says fragmented drone rules between countries hampers innovation. The European Union doesn’t want to fall behind on drones, which could bring in billions in euros to its member states. The EU’s commission for developing a European air traffic control system said on Friday that its goal is to have rules for…

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Drone Rules Undercuts the Rule of Law

The SkyPan Case: FAA Enforcement of Nebulous Drone Rules Undercuts the Rule of Law

The SkyPan Case: FAA Enforcement of Nebulous Drone Rules Undercuts the Rule of Law On January 17, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Skypan International, Inc., a private company specializing in aerial photography, announced that they had settled ongoing litigation against SkyPan for its allegedly illegal operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones. The FAA…

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Agriculture Drones Are Finally Cleared for Takeoff

Above It All: SenseFly’s eBee SQ can fly overhundreds of hectares of farmland on a singlecharge. The drone’s multispectral camera scansin color and in four nonvisible wavelengths thatare important to crop health. Photo: SenseFly

Agriculture Drones Are Finally Cleared for Takeoff New U.S. rules for commercial drones will benefit farmers and the drone industry Article Source: Spectrum Author: Prachi Patel Tech-savvy farmers have been some of the earliest commercial adopters of drone technology, purchasing 45,000 drones last year alone. But if they were using the drones to check on the condition of their fields, spraying their…

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The Latest FAA forecast

FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, speaks during a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Federal aviation officials estimate there will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that went into effect on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Huerta said at a news conference that the rules governing the operation of small commercial drones are designed to protect safety without stifling innovation. Julio Cortez, File AP Photo

The Latest FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. Source: The Charlotte Observer WASHINGTON – There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in…

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Drone Plans Cleared For Takeoff

Electric utilities across the U.S. are wasting no time to take advantage of FAA rules authorizing use of drones for commercial purposes. (Photo: Electric Power Research Institute)

Utilities’ Drone Plans Cleared For Takeoff Source: USA Today Electric utilities across the U.S. are wasting no time taking advantage of new FAA rules authorizing use of drones for commercial purposes. “We’ve certainly heard from our members that they’re excited about this technology,” said Chris Hickling, the director of government relations for theEdison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade group for investor-owned…

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FAA’s Part 107 sUAS Rules Now Effective

FAA Part 107 sUAS Rules Image courtesy of Aeryon Labs

FAA’s Part 107 sUAS Rules Now Effective Source: UST The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new comprehensive operational regulations are now in effect for routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The provisions of the new Part 107 rules are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. Read a summary of the…

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