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Good News For Drone Journalists

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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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FAA Engages Young Adults

FAA Engages Young Adults With DronesCourtesy photo.

FAA Engages Young Adults With Drones A senior official on the FAA team handling drone regulation and authorizations has lined up veteran flight instructors from a Connecticut flight school to help create the agency’s first Aviation Career Education Academy that’s all about drones. Aviation Safety Inspector Marilyn Pearson hopes the weeklong program will become a model for similar programs across…

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Follow State Drone Regulations

Follow State Drone RegulationsDon McCullough / Flickr Creative Commons

DOT To Drone Operators: Follow State Drone Regulations The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) has issued a reminder to drone operators to fly them safely and follow state regulations as more of them take flight. Officials say most recreational and commercial drones fly more often during the summer months. The agency itself is ramping up its use of…

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Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Act 2017 Pass

Two Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Act 2017 PassAtlanta Hobby / UAV Experts

Two Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Act 2017 Pass The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved two amendments to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017, along with three other bills, and three nominees. Amendments The two amendments, authored by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) aim to improve transparency and security of the nation’s airspace. The first amendment would require the FAA to annually report the…

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Drone Rules Under House Bill

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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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