Tag: FAA

International Drone Day

This weekend marks celebration of the second International Drone Day!  Public perceptions of drones have greatly shifted since last year.  A year ago many people...

How soon will it be a drone world?

If the FAA reverses itself, and allows commercial drone aircraft to fly over populated areas, what will that look like? Will there be pilot-less...

Recreational Drone Registration Starts Dec. 21 (today!)

Nearly all owners of remote-controlled aircraft across the country will have to register hundreds of thousands of drones with the Federal Aviation Administration starting...

Jim Williams Joins the Skyward Advisory Board

Former manager of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office to advise drone information management software. Portland, OR ­ November 17, 2015 -­ Skyward named...

Simpson College Partners with Stanford, FAA on Drone Research

The federal agency charged with regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles has made an Iowa college a research partner. The Federal Aviation Administration has...

North Dakota Gets NASA Contract for Drone Research

North Dakota's unmanned aerial systems test site will test an air traffic control system for drones. NASA awarded the North Dakota Department of Commerce a...

Drone Insurance Could Limit Industry Growth

Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration approved its 1,000th commercial drone permit, 998 more than it granted last year at this time. For many in the...

A UAV Lawyer’s Take on Proposed Drone Legislation in CA

By Stephen M. Rinka, Esq. The advent of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”) age is going to bring changes to society in ways that cannot...

Drones fly into the political ad wars

By DANIEL LIPPMAN 2/7/15 9:00 AM EST Drones, long used in actual warfare, are now being deployed in political battles. Campaign advertising gurus are using small versions...

FAA Settles With “Trappy” Raphael Pirker Over Drones

  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reached a settlement with the videographer to whom it issued its first fine for reckless drone use, ending a...

WATCH: Hearing on Drone Regulations, Technology and Safety

via nydailynews.com & c-span Congress has asked the FAA to speed up its process in proposing new regulations that can help companies, such as Amazon, with their commercial...

FAA lets 4 companies fly commercial drones

via usatoday.com WASHINGTON — Four companies won approval Wednesday to fly commercial drones to conduct aerial surveys, monitor construction sites and inspect oil flare stacks, the...

Sen. Mark Warner Letter to FAA regarding Drones

Published by MarkWarner U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) sent the attached letter to the FAA administrator today regarding the agency’s efforts to design effective...

FAA purports to criminalize unmanned aircraft and model aircraft operations near...

Source: kramerlevin.com via suasnews.com October 27, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration issued Notice to Airmen (“NOTAM”) No. FDC 4/3621, replacing NOTAM No. FDC 9/5151 from 2009 concerning...

American Farmers to FAA: Hey, We Want Drones!

Source: nbcnews There are two main issues confronting the FAA on commercial drone use: safety and privacy issues.  There's concern drones could harm people on the...

Real estate photographers anxiously await FAA rules before publishing their drone...

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – From a small patch of grass, Taylor Blom smoothly launches his video camera drone over Rosa Parks Circle. Looking like...

Bird? Plane? No, It’s the Wedding Photographer

By MARIANNE ROHRLICH The next time you go to a wedding, be sure your hair is done, your lipstick is on, and your Jockeys aren’t sticking...

FAA’s Cease-And-Desist Orders to Drone Pilots Are Bogus

Flying drones for search-and-rescue purposes is legal, and all the cease-and-desist orders the government has sent drone pilots are bogus, an appeals court judge ruled today....

The FAA wants to hear from you before July 25th 2014

Calling all Drone Dudes & Drone Babes! If you haven't heard by now.. The FAA is trying to place a ridiculous ban against anyone flying...

Academy of Model Aeronautics response to FAA

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has reviewed FAA’s recently released Interpretive Rule in which the agency provided its interpretation of the “Special Rule for...