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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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Hobbyist View: Court of Public Opinion – The Ongoing Fight t…

image: Public Domain, CC0 1.0 The drone community needs to stand together to help shape legislation – and public opinion. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. To a disturbingly large percentage of the population, the term “drone” …

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Drones at Prisons: The Results of This 9-Month Study Show Ex…

image courtesy Dedrone Counter drone technology firm Dedrone recently completed a nine month study on the subject of drones over correctional facilities.  The results are frightening – and demonstrate exactly why the industry needs counter drone technology to be implemented over prisons and other sensitive facilities. If you really want …

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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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The Advanced Drone Operators Toolkit Offers a Manual for Gov…

At the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos, the Advanced Drone Operators Toolkit – a user-manual for governments wanting to scale drone delivery – was released.  This open source resource is a collection of lessons learned, a collaboration with 10 civil aviation authorities from five continents, 8 international government organizations and …

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FAA Proposes New Drone Regs and a New Pilot Program: One Mor…

At yesterday’s annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced new proposed rules to allow drones to fly overnight and over people without waivers under certain conditions. Chao said that the time was right to move forward on 3 new DOT initiatives …

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Drone Industry Rallies With Aviation Stakeholders to End Gov…

Nate Lee [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons Last week, the drone industry – including leading drone advocacy group The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – joined a rally organized by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) to urge U.S. lawmakers to end the government shutdown. “…participants …

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