Drone Regulations

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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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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