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FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over Additional Military Faci…

The followingis an FAA news release. The Federal Aviation Administration announced today new airspace restrictions effective July 11, 2019 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) attempting to fly over national security sensitive locations. The FAA has been cooperating with federal partners to address concerns about malicious drone operations by using the …

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Drink Droning Outlawed in Japan

Japanese politicians have taken steps to enforce a more responsible culture among drone pilots with a blanket ban on droning under the influence of alcohol. New laws passed this week will see pilots caught drunk behind the controls facing up to a year in prison. Drunk pilots flying a drone that …

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The FAA’s New Rules for Recreational Drones

image public domain It’s time.  The FAA will now implement some of the changes in regulations for recreational drones which will follow on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act passed last year. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from …

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FAA Acting Deputy Administrator Carl Burleson: “Our Job is t…

Wednesday at AUVSI’s Xponential conference in Chicago kicked off with another keynote address – this one carrying the theme of “The Power of Execution.”  In addition to David Albritton, President of General Motors Defence LLC; and Mike Fields of insurance giant State Farm, the morning introduced Carl Burleson, the second …

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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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