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AMA: Model Aviation Presents No New Risk, Should Not be Subj…

It’s a tough topic for the drone industry – should recreational flyers be held to the same rules that commercial pilots must follow?  The Academy of Model Aircraft (AMA) doesn’t think so.  In comment to the “UAS Safe and Secure” Announced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) the AMA has released …

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DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Flies a Drone – and Points Out the…

With the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) well underway and reporting successful tests of a wide variety of beneficial drone applications, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is giving drones some attention.    While her speech did mention “irresponsible drone flights,” the focus was on search and rescue and first …

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Opening the Indian Skies for Drones – Plus, Amazing Aerial F…

Our correspondent from India talks about opening new markets with new regulations.  Do not miss the bonus showreel at the end for absolutely stunning aerial footage of India, by Quidich. The following is a guest post by Rahat Kulshreshtha, founder and CEO of Quidich, India’s leading provider of aerial cinematography services. Rahat …

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Drone Manufacturers Alliance Europe to European Lawmakers: “…

Under the shadow of the recent high profile drone incursions at U.K. airports, the European Commission presented its draft technical rules – otherwise known as the Delegated Act – to the European Parliament’s Transport Committee.  The discussion was heated, with some members of parliament unhappy with the draft rules. The …

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What’s Next for Drone Laws? The Commercial UAV Policy Panel …

One of the best aspects of this week’s DJI Airworks conference in Dallas was the opportunity to hear the industry’s biggest influencers speak about critical issues.  The Commercial UAV Policy Panel was moderated by DJI’s Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs Brendan Schulman, and the panel included a critical …

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U.S. Senate Passes H.R. 302, FAA Reauthorization Today

The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 302 the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 by a 93-6 vote.  The Act provides funding for the FAA for the next 5 years – and makes major changes to drone regulations. The Senate vote will move the Act on to be signed by President Trump.  …

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Is Drone Delivery Even Legal? 3 Key Takeaways From Forbes’ T…

A recent article in Forbes Magazine put together 11 predictions about drone delivery from their Forbes Technology Council.  Here are 3 key takeaways about when and how drone delivery might actually come to your neighborhood. 1.  Drones Will Supplement but Not Replace Truck Delivery More than one of the Forbes …

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FAA Reauthorization Explained: Part 2, Enforcement

The new proposed FAA Reauthorization package has been made public.  It’s wordy, complex, and confusing – and the headlines haven’t made understanding what’s inside easier.  There are several points of critical importance for the drone industry to understand.  The proposed Repeal of Section 336, the Integration Pilot Program, the “Safeguarding …

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