The Drone Report – 2017 #1 Introduction – this article will bring the reader up-to-date (mid-2017) in terms of most facets of the consumer drone (multirotor) business. Please consider it an “Executive Summary” and excuse the lack of detail on each of the many subjects involved. Note – this is also slanted toward the N. […]
Current Model Aircraft Operations in US
Update 9/2016 – Peter Sachs – Drone Law Journal: If you are confused about how to legally operate a model aircraft, it’s not your fault, but the FAA’s fault. The new FAR Part 101 is confusing, and has already resulted in controversy.
FAA & DOT Part 107 Small UAS Ruling announcement – what does it mean? [UPDATED]
[NOTE: **Updates 7-10-16] With the much-anticipated announcement of the Part 107 sUAS rule for commercial flight today [June 21, 2016], there are still many unanswered questions and the answers will most likely come out slowly over the following 60 days. We’ll do our best to keep up, and here are some great resources for learning […]
FAA Drone Registration & Location Data Updates 2016
With all the fear of personal information released with the latest public drone registry for UAS (multirotors and model aircraft) weighing more than .55lbs and under 55lbs for hobbyist/non-hobbyist use has once again popped up when the FAA released a downloadable Excel spreadsheet showing a list of drone registrations in the US by city.
This small change from the FAA means more to me than anything they have ever done
The FAA this week announced a change to one of its policies that means more to me than anything before. It’s not a leak about the announcements expected to come in June about commercial operation of small UAVs. It’s not about geofencing, or air traffic control, or registration, or any of the topics that are […]
Drones take center stage at NAB Show 2016
Another year at the NAB show in Las Vegas has come and gone and those of us in the UAS/drone community are still recovering from a grueling, yet exciting week. It was an action-packed 6 full days of workshops, demonstrations, training, panels, presentations, new product demos and even drone sports!
Big News: Small UAS Rule at OIRA for Final Review
The UAS industry has long awaited a rule that will broadly authorize commercial UAS operations in the United States. We are now at an extremely important step in the rulemaking process. In a major new development, described in more detail here, the FAA has sent the Small UAS NPRM to the Office of Information and […]
Drone Coalition Daily News
Skydio drone can actually follow you while avoiding trees Drones with the ability to follow the user and shoot video or still images are out there right now. The catch is that they only really work in environments where there are no obstacles that the drone needs to avoid. Put the same tracking drone into […]
Three Recent Changes to 333 Exemption Amendments
The FAA started posting amendments on 3/7/2016 which are different from what the FAA has been previously doing. In the past, the FAA was granting amendments to petitions to add aircraft or to add on closed-set TV/movie filming. This created a super backlog because many of the petitioners were repeats.
FAA Drone Rules in Simplified Infographic
In this industry there’s a lot of information that’s constantly being updated and you can find a ton of resources on various drone-related sites, links and forums with open discussions about the latest state of commercial and hobby UAS regulations and rules. But the folks at AllDigital have created a simplified and easy to follow infographic chart […]