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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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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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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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Father and son fight FAA over weaponized drone

One of Austin Haughwout's drones in a YouTube video was equipped with a loaded pistol on

Father and son fight FAA over weaponized drone Article Source: Lawrence Crook, via CNN A Connecticut judge heard arguments on Wednesday over whether the constitutional rights of two men who equipped a drone with weapons and posted videos to YouTube will be violated if a federal agency were to investigate them. Austin Haughwout, 19, of Clinton, and his father, Bret…

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FAA Punts On The Preemption Issue In Part 107

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FAA PUNTS ON THE PREEMPTION ISSUE IN PART 107 Part Two in a Series on Federal Preemption – Mark Del Bianco, Special Counsel to Antonelli Law Article Source: Drone Laws Blog The FAA’s recent announcement of Part 107, the final rule for commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS or drones), has justifiably received a lot of publicity and general praise. …

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4 things to know about the FAA drone rules

Four things to know about the FAA’s rules about commercial drone usage

4 things to know about the FAA drone rules about commercial drone usage Article Source: Lucia Maffei via Tech Crunch The rules for commercial drone usage released last week by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) left some unanswered questions on the table. We discussed some of these with Thomas Gemmell, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and the co-leader of the drone…

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