Drone Regulations

The Ban on Chinese Drones %

The trade war is heating up – and it could mean a ban on Chinese drones.  Part 1 of a 2 Part Series taking a deeper look at what’s happening. By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill As the war against China-owned technology companies heats up, some federal lawmakers have set …

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Botlink Scores a Nationwide Waiver from FAA

Current drone regulations prohibit flight over people except under very specific circumstances – a serious limitation for many drone applications, especially in populated areas.  Fargo, ND drone services and development company Botlink will now be able to explore the possibilities of flight over people, however.  Botlink has receved a nationwide …

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The Truth About What the Reports Show

Drone sightings data is just that – it’s a sighting, not an accident.  Reporting rules, however, don’t differentiate between legal and unauthorized flights – and as legal commercial flights increase, that leaves a lot of question as to the connection between drone sightings and rogue or unauthorized drones. That’s just …

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Earning Your Drone License in the U.K.: Your Questions Answe…

In the UK, anybody over the age of 18 can purchase a drone and, after a quick, online multiple-choice quiz, register and fly it. Legally, any adult can fly lightweight drones recreationally without a license. However, if you are more serious about flying and want to use drone piloting as …

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The State of Drone Regulations in Africa: a Call for Harmoni…

Image courtesy African Drone Forum Drone regulations around the world are still in the development stages, and Africa is no different.  Despite many ground-breaking application, formalized regulations that will encourage industry growth remain in process.  At the African Drone Forum in Rwanda, a group of regulators from all over the …

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DRONELIFE EXCLUSIVE: A New California Privacy Law Could Chan…

A new California privacy law could change everything for drone operators in the state – and could be used as a model across the country. The following is a guest post by attorneys from law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.  This piece was authored by Cynthia Larose, …

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BREAKING NEWS: FAA Announces Proposal – Remote ID for Drones

After several delays, the FAA has announced the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Remote ID for drones. Remote identification of drones, and connection of that identification with the operator of the drone, is considered a key component of an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system and enforcing drone rules.  The …

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