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DroneBase CEO: LAANC is the Biggest Regulatory Step Yet to M…

The following is a guest post by Dan Burton, CEO and Founder of DroneBase.  Today is a momentous day for the drone industry. Since its official implementation in April 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration’s LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability), has been slowly rolling out to six regions across …

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Canadian Flight Certificate Testing for The Sky Guys

As many drone companies are in the process of getting federal authorization to allow for commercial drone flight,  we reached out to The Sky Guys,  who just announced this week that they have been granted Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) in Canada for testing their DX-3 drone platform. We took …

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It’s Time to Pay Attention: Industry Leaders Comment on FAA …

News and Commentary.  It’s time for drone operators in  the U.S.- both commercial and recreational – to start paying attention as regulation heats up.  On July 31, the Small UAV Coalition, AOPA and other industry advocates signed a letter opposing an expected amendment from Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) to the …

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Recent Suit Aims to Enforce DAC Transparency Regarding Drone…

The following is a guest post by commercial drone pilot and writer Terry Jarrell. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed suit against the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) hoping to gain better access to meeting documents. Public Privacy and Drones There is no question that there are more and …

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The FAA Stance on State Drone Regulation: Preemption is Stil…

News and Commentary.  In a new press release, the FAA has clarified the role of federal and state governments in drone regulation. The FAA has tried many times to emphasize the agency’s authority over the airspace, in a continual – and somewhat unsuccessful – attempt to curb the proliferation of …

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U.S. Sec. Transportation Elaine Chao on “Transformative Tech…

In a conversation with Fortune’s Alan Murray at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says that drone integration is a top priority for the department. Chao emphasized, however, the “proper role of government,” which she says is to be a regulator, but not to attempt to …

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U.S. Registered Drone Operators: The FAA Wants Your Input

If you will have registered a business drone within the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs your enter. Earlier this month, FAA despatched out a questionnaire to everybody who has registered a business drone.  The FAA clarifies that the survey consists of business operators, authorities departments and different customers …

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Drone Privacy: EPIC v. FAA Tossed by D.C. Circuit Court

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has been doing battle with the FAA over drone privateness since 2012, however suffered a loss this week.   The D.C. Circuit (the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit) rejected EPIC’s petition to evaluation FAA’s small drone rule, “finding …

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What’s the Difference Between a Waiver and an Authorization …

The FAA is making massive efforts to speak with and educate industrial operators.  Part of the program, they kicked off a dwell summer season Webinar collection on Tuesday providing perception into FAA waiver and authorization processes, beginning with “Where’s My Waiver?” FAA put collectively a workforce of staffers to current …

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Commercial Drone Alliance Wants Congress to Repeal Sec. 336

The industrial drone business desires safer skies for unmanned aerial automobiles and so they’re taking their case to Capitol Hill. The Commercial Drone Alliance, an unbiased 501c6 non-profit led by key figures of the industrial drone business, known as on Congress in a latest assertion to repeal Section 336 of …

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