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Hobby Fliers Kicked to the Curb Again – This Time in Europe

wp-image-9638″ src=”http://dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Parrot-Toy-Drones-640×353.jpg” alt=”Parrot-Toy-Drones-640×353″ width=”323″ height=”178″ srcset=”//dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Parrot-Toy-Drones-640×353.jpg 640w, //dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Parrot-Toy-Drones-640×353-300×165.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 323px) 100vw, 323px”/>News and Commentary. Europe Air Sports (EAS)  and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), Europe’s leading model aircraft communities similar to the AMA, have issued their response to the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) proposed ruling on recreational drones.  EAS and …

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How and Where to Invest in the Drone Industry

wp-image-42946″ src=”http://dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Forex_Money_for_Exchange_in_Currency_Bank-1024×574.jpg” alt=”invest in drone industry” width=”336″ height=”188″ srcset=”//dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Forex_Money_for_Exchange_in_Currency_Bank-1024×574.jpg 1024w, //dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Forex_Money_for_Exchange_in_Currency_Bank-300×168.jpg 300w, //dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Forex_Money_for_Exchange_in_Currency_Bank-768×431.jpg 768w, //dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Forex_Money_for_Exchange_in_Currency_Bank.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 336px) 100vw, 336px”/>Drones are big business.  Regardless of how you slice the research, the drone market is projected to be worth billions in the next five years, with a compound annual growth rate …

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5 Ways Drone Waivers Will Improve the Industry

When the FAA announced the enactment of Part 107, the Small UAS Rule, they also announced that operators could apply for drone waivers – exceptions to the basic provisions of Part 107.  The FAA has issued at least 75 waivers so far, and many operators have applied for exceptions including night …

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Australia Introduces Commercial Micro-Drone Regulations

DJI Phantom 4 The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has enacted modifications to commercial drone regulations to include a micro drone category (100g<2kg). The new laws went into effect on September 29.  Operators of commercial micro drones will not need an RPA operator’s certificate or Remote Pilot’s License, as …

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Opportunity Rising: Drone Industry Testifies before House Subcommittee

Small business owners and representatives of the drone industry testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the FAA’s efforts to move commercial drone regulation forward. Speaking before the House Small Business committee, representatives from the FAA, AUVSI, the Small UAV Coalition, airports, and others testified about the need for sensible regulation to support …

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What Will Drone Laws Look Like in 100 Years?

1910 Rover Six As the drone industry anxiously watches federal drone laws unfold – slowly – it’s important to remember that we are at the very beginning of an emerging technology.  Drone laws may seem draconian now, as the federal government struggles to focus on safety and state and local lawmakers wrestle with …

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FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee Met for the First Time – Here’s What Happened

Image: Aswan, CC 3.0 The FAA’s new Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) met last Friday for it’s inaugural meeting in Washington, DC.  The committee’s purpose is to provide recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration about fully integrating drones into the NAS. The committee’s membership was announced last week; it includes representatives from government, …

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NZ Drone Test Range Is First of Its Kind

Researchers in New Zealand are hoping a drone test range will open up new horizons for the nation’s growing UAV industry. At the University of Canterbury’s Spatial Engineering Research Centre, a partnership of academic and commercial players recently launched a specialized test range. Officials see the complex as a way …

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Commercial Drone Alliance Announces Leadership

The Commercial Drone Alliance, a non-profit education and advocacy group founded earlier this year and led by key players in the industry, has announced it’s leadership. The roster is impressive, and speaks to the urgency that business leaders feel to work together to support the burgeoning commercial drone industry.  The Alliance hopes to …

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The Black Market in Drones: Why Commercial Operators Need the FAA

wp-image-42274″ src=”http://dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/faalogo-black.png” alt=”black market in drones” width=”253″ height=”253″ srcset=”//dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/faalogo-black.png 300w, //dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/faalogo-black-150×150.png 150w, //dronelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/faalogo-black-45×45.png 45w” sizes=”(max-width: 253px) 100vw, 253px”/>Commentary.  The FAA predicts that there may be as many as 600,000 licensed drone operators in a year, since Part 107 was enacted at the end of August.  But that number may be …

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