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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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Drone Night Flights at College Campus

Drone Night Flights at College CampusKansas State University

FAA Authorizes Drone Night Flights at College Campus Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina approved to conduct UAS flight operations at night  The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems capabilities to now include flight operations after dark. Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center, which houses the unmanned aircraft systems research program, has received…

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AOPA Backs Senate FAA Bill

AOPA Backs Senate FAA BillDavid Tulis

AOPA Backs Senate FAA Bill The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the FAA. Joe Kildea posted an article on AOPA stating…

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Air Traffic Control Reform 2017

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Air Traffic Control Reform 2017: Frequently Asked Questions The 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act Offers Opportunity for Needed Modernization The air traffic control reforms contained in the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (21st Century AIRR) Act, recently introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), comprises the most significant aviation policy reform since…

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21st Century AIRR Act Affects Drones

How the 21st Century AIRR Act Affects DronesRupprecht Law

How the 21st Century AIRR Act Affects Drones The scope of this is ONLY for unmanned aircraft since that is what my business is about. 🙂 The title of the bill is “21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act’’ and has multiple provisions for unmanned aircraft. I’ll outline below the major provisions for each of the areas. I’ll continue…

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FAA Still Taking Names

FAA Still Taking Names for Drone Registry after Court RulingDavid McIntosh

FAA Still Taking Names for Drone Registry after Court Ruling According to AIN online, the Federal Aviation Administration is looking for candidates to participate in the Drone Registry. The FAA is encouraging drone hobbyists to register their names on-line, despite a recent court ruling that found its registry unlawful for model aircraft. At the same time, the agency is working with the unmanned…

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Ensuring Safety In The Sky

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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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