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FAA Evaluating Drone Detection System in Denver

The FAA and Department of Homeland Security are conducting drone-detection research around Denver International. Credit: Don McCullough/Creative Commons

FAA Evaluating Drone Detection System in Denver The program is one of six being conducted by the agency. With experts claiming it’s only a matter of time before a drone and a manned aircraft tangle, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Homeland Security are trying to stay ahead of the problem by conducting drone-detection research in the…

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Aerial Applicators and new FAA drone rules

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What do aerial applicators think of the new FAA drone rules?  Final rules for small UAV use released by the FAA. Ag pilots still have concerns. Article Source: David Bennett in Farm Press Blog On June 21st 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the final rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). “Industry estimates,” said a…

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DOT and FAA Finalize Rules

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Press Release – DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems For Immediate Release June 21, 2016 Contact: Les Dorr or Alison Duquette Phone: 202-267-3883 Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small…

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Know Before You Fly Reaches Major Milestone

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Know Before You Fly Reaches Major Milestone with More than 500,000 Unique Visitors to Website Drone safety campaign urges visitors to learn the guidelines before taking to the skies Article & Image Source: Know Before You Fly WASHINGTON — Know Before You Fly announced today more than 500,000 unique users have visited its website since the launch of the unmanned…

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It all depends on the drone insurance

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Drone deliveries? It all depends on the drone insurance A guy out for a jog gets brained by a delivery drone. Who pays? Article & Photo Source: Greg Nichols for Robotics Drone naysayers, I’ve got bad news. You’ve lost the war. Drones have already become indispensable in a handful of sectors (infrastructure and agricultural inspection, and search and rescue, to name…

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What does the future hold for drones?

What Does the future hold for drones?, the buzzing devices that are increasingly filling the skies above our heads? China is a good place to look for answers, since it’s home to DJI, the dominant force in the global consumer drone market. Having led the fledgling industry since its Phantom 1 model wowed the world in late 2012, the tech…

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FAA Releases Drone Registration Location Data

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FAA Releases Drone Registration Location Data The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today Releases Drone Registration Location Data and posted a large database showing the city, state and zip code of each registered drone owner. Release of the database responds to a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted since the new unmanned aircraft registration system began operating on…

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First FAA approved drone show lights night sky

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The First FAA Approved Drone Show Lights Night Sky Article Source: EMMA HUTCHINGS via PSFK.com Image Source: PSFK.com Video Source: Intel via YouTube Intel recently performed a drone light show in Palm Springs after receiving an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This was the first showing of the aerial experience in the United States. One hundred drones lit up, flickered and danced across the night…

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FAA Expands Efforts To Identify Drones Near Airports

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FAA Expands Efforts To Identify Drones Near Airports Pilots have reported a surge in the number of close calls between drones and aircraft, with the number of recorded incidents nearly tripling since 2014. In response, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that it is expanding efforts to detect and identify unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports. The…

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Write the Senate Now

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AMA Member Call to Action: URGENT – Write the Senate Now Dear AMA members, The U.S. Senate is currently considering amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016. We need your help today to ensure this proposed legislation fully protects the model aircraft community. Click here now to urge your Senators to support Senator Inhofe’s amendment number…

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