drone rules

FAA Video for New Drone Pilots Holiday Message

An FAA video for new drone pilots (watch below!) has valuable information about the basic rules.  If you’re getting – or giving – a drone for the holidays, watch this first.   (Written summary below video link: for more information, be sure to visit the FAA UAS page.) For the …

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Smarter Pilot: from Part 107 to Current Drone Regulations

Current drone regulations can be difficult even for experienced pilots to understand.  In his new DRONELIFE column, Steve Rhode works to help bridge the knowledge gap between passing the Part 107 test and requirements of the most current drone regulations. The following is one of an educational series for drone …

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New Drone Rules on Remote ID, Flight Over People

The FAA has published new drone rules for Remote ID and Operations Over People.  While it will take some time to fully unpack the final rule on Remote ID, the drone industry is weighing in on the new regulations and the impact that they will have.  (See the announcement with …

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Drone Flight Over People When its Allowed

Part of an occasional series, “Things the FAA Wishes More Pilots Knew.”  This article explains what drone flight over people really means, and when it is – and isn’t – allowed. This fall, DRONELIFE had the privilege of speaking on a panel with representatives from the FAA.  After some discussion, …

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Registering Your Drone Micro Drones

Part of an occasional series, “Things the FAA Wishes More Pilots Knew.”  This article explains when you must register your drone – even if it’s a micro model. This fall, DRONELIFE had the privilege of speaking on a panel with representatives from the FAA.  After some discussion, we decided to …

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FAA IPP Update from UAS Integration Office

At this morning’s Commercial UAV Expo Keynote Panel, Erik Amend, Executive Office Manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office, gave an update on the FAA IPP.  Integration Pilot Program (IPP) participants gave their insights on how the program has benefited the communities they serve and the drone industry. As many …

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FAA and Drones: Commercial UAV Expo Keynote

At this morning’s Commercial UAV Expo Keynote address, Commercial UAV hosted one of the most important figures in the industry.  FAA Administrator Steve Dickson addressed the virtual audience to discuss FAA and drones: pilot programs, new regulations, and future endeavors. Dickson began his address with the expected message that the …

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FAA Test Centers are Closed. What Happens to New Pilots and …

Image: Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez Along with everything else these days, FAA testing centers across the country have closed.  But what does that mean for new pilots waiting to take their Part 107 Remote Pilots Certification test?  What if your Part 107 Certification has expired, as they all do after …

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