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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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Could This Be The Death Of Drones?

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Could This Be The Death Of Drones In USA? Drones Are About to Revolutionize Our World. This Bill Will Let America Lead the Drone Economy. The last decade has seen a boom in recreational drone usage, as hundreds of thousands of law-abiding hobby pilots have taken to the skies with enthusiasm. Meanwhile, enterprising individuals are continually dreaming up new commercial…

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EASA issues new proposed regulations

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EASA issues new proposed regulations for operating small drones in Europe The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a new proposal to regulate the operation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in Europe. Published in a document called a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA), the proposal offers a framework to safely operate drones, while allowing the industry…

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Do Not Ruin The Skies

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Do Not Ruin The Skies – Here’s America’s Plan If you can’t wait for the day drones plop packages on your porch or a flying car whisks you to work, you should know that the hold-up isn’t technological, but technocratic. Before these future flyers can take off, they must learn to play by the rules of the sky. That means communicating with air traffic…

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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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Canada: New safety rules for recreational drone

New safety rules for recreational drone use take immediate effect

Canada: New safety rules for recreational drone use take immediate effect Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, prompting the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport to introduce a measure to prevent the reckless use of drones that is putting the safety…

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Hottest Holiday Gifts Go Missing

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This Year’s Hottest Holiday Gifts Go Missing. Here’s Why It should come as no surprise that the hottest gift of this holiday season was drones. But what happens when there are recording drone sales, and the systems are gifted to people who don’t know how to correctly operate them? Problems. Big problems. But what seems to be the most common…

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Know the law before you take to the skies

Drone in flight: There has been a string of near misses between drones and other aircraft. ABC News: Norman Hermant

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Know the law before you take to the skies Whether a beginner, a serious aviation enthusiast, or just a fan of gadgets, many of you will have received drones as Christmas gifts. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have surged in popularity and affordability in recent years, and there’s no doubt that recreational drone use…

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New Drone Laws Go Into Effect Today

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FAA’s New Drone Laws Go Into Effect Monday, allowing US companies to innovate Source: CNBC Clearer skies are ahead for American businesses betting on drones. New rules by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) go into effect Monday, clarifying what is acceptable commercial usage of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. Commercial drones must weigh less than…

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Strike the right balance on drone policy

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Strike the right balance on drone policy Article Source: Tim Day via Tech Crunch Photo Credit: Getty Images/ CYRIL NDEGEYA Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly referred to as drones — are on the cusp of a major commercial trial that has the power to save thousands of lives. This pilot program isn’t taking place in the Bay Area or Boise or Boston. Instead,…

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