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AirMap and Kespry Partner

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AirMap and Kespry Partner for Safe, Compliant Drone Flights AirMap and Kespry have announced a new partnership that brings AirMap’s best-in-class airspace intelligence, including airspace advisories, wind, and weather, to Kespry’s leading automated UAV solution. The new integration empowers Kespry’s industrial customers to fly with confidence, ensuring that each mission can be flown more safely, more efficiently, and in compliance with…

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Starting a Commercial Drone Business

Starting a Commercial Drone BusinessDrone Deploy

Starting a Commercial Drone Business – How To UAV Insurance, Regulations and Licensing for New Drone Service Providers Give your commercial drone business a catchy name. Design a memorable logo. Network to find a solid base of customers. These are the fun parts of starting a drone service business. But along with this comes a few other tasks related to operations,…

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Drone Rules Under House Bill

Drone Rules Under House BillAMOS GUMULIRA, AFP/Getty Images

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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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?

Could This Be The Death Of Drones In USA?iStock Photos

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

EASA issues new proposed regulationsEASA

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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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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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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