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CNN Gets Approval From FAA

CNN Gets Approval From FAAFortune

CNN Gets Approval From FAA to Fly Drones Over Crowds of People In Public The next time CNN needs a video of hordes of protestors, it could send a drone to capture the footage, according to a post on Fortune. CNN said Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration approved the news network to fly drones over crowds of people. Although CNN has…

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Instant Access to Controlled Airspace with LAANC

Skyward Approved to Give Commercial Drone Operators Instant Access to Controlled Airspace with LAANCSkyward

Skyward Approved to Give Commercial Drone Operators Instant Access to Controlled Airspace with LAANC Skyward, a leading operations management solution for commercial drone businesses, announces that it has been approved to give commercial drone operators instant access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program will roll out this…

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FAA Seeks Emergency Action On Drones

FAA SEEKS EMERGENCY ACTION ON DRONESComposite image made from FAA facility map screen shot and AOPA file photo.

FAA Seeks Emergency Action On Drones According to a new post on AOPA, The FAA is in the process of seeking emergency action on drones. In a Federal Register notice published Oct. 11, the FAA sought from the White House Office of Management and Budget authority to put electronic authorization of drone flights in controlled airspace on a fast track. The agency stated…

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Where Is My Drone Registration Fee Refund?

Where Is My Drone Registration Fee Refund?LANCE ULANOFF/MASHABLE

Hey FAA Where Is My Drone Registration Fee Refund? “I asked for my drone registration fee back, but all I got is this stupid letter”   In his latest article, Lance Ulanoff of Mashable, brings up a good point on a topic that to be completely honest, we forgot about. Where is my $5 drone registration fee refund? I’m a law-abiding citizen….

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Drone Collides With An Army Helicopter

Drone Collides With An Army HelicopterNTSB / FAA

We Knew It Was Going To Happen – Drone Collides With An Army Helicopter The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced yesterday that they have launched a full-on investigation after an incident occurred late last month. The incident occurred just east of Staten Island, New York and involved a civilian drone and an Army UH-60 helicopter. At approximately 7:20 p.m.EST.on September 21, 2017,…

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New Drone Ban Over Major Landmarks

Drone Ban Over Major LandmarksMike Stewart/AP

FAA Announces A Drone Ban Over Major Landmarks In The United States The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) addresses concerns regarding unauthorized drone operations over 10 Department of Interior (DOI) sites by issuing new drone restrictions. After requests from the U.S. National Security and Law Enforcement Agencies, the FAA is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations…

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I Passed the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Test

I Passed the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Test with UAVGroundSchool.comRC Groups

I Passed the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Test with UAVGroundSchool.com UAV Ground School is a complete online training center that walks you through all the information required, tracks your progress and allows you to take quizzes and practice tests to make you feel confident in your ability to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Test. Pass Your Remote Pilot Drone…

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Is The Lack of Drones Costing Lives

Lack of drones costing lives in HoustonFox News

Lack of Drones Costing Lives In Houston? Drones in Houston would be a force multiplier for rescue efforts – so why is the FAA telling them to stay away? Brett Velicovich of the Fox News Opinion put out an interesting statement regarding drone usage in Houston. He begins his post by stating that some of his closest family and friends are located…

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TFR Map Page Errors Fixed

TFR Map Page Errors FixedFAA

TFR Map Page Errors Fixed – According To The FAA According to an article posted on AOPA, it appears that the FAA has solved a problem that was causing its online temporary flight restriction (TFR) map page. The TFR was apparently displaying erroneous information about the location and status of TFRs. After noticing issues with the TFR page, AOPA urged…

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Good News For Drone Journalists

Good News For Drone JournalistsPoynter

Good News For Drone Journalists – instant waivers Drone journalists just got some very good news. The FAA says that this year it will begin offering “instant authorization” for drone flights in controlled airspace. It will start what is called Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, or LAANC, in select cities. By the end of the year, 50 cities will be included. In an…

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