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FAA Reauthorization: AMA Asks Members to Support Section 336…

As the deadline for FAA Reauthorization approaches – a deadline which looks increasingly unlikely to be met – the AMA is asking members to weigh in on Section 336 and remote ID and tracking requirements for drones.  In a video posted on the AMA’s Governement Relations blog, Interim Executive Director …

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The Latest Outlook on FAA Drone Regulations

In an InterDrone panel moderated by the excellent Christopher Korody, author of the Dronin’ On newsletter, a panel of lawyers, industry, and government representatives discussed the current state of commercial drone regulations in the U.S. Referencing the recently released FAA Roadmap for commercial drone integration, Korody compared the current landscape …

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FAA: Drone Integration Pilot Program Off to an Exciting Star…

The FAA says that the drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is up and running, and features some of the ground-breaking work that’s happening in the field. The following is taken from an FAA Announcement: The FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program has been busy accelerating drone technology in four states this …

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What Venezuela’s Purported Assassination Attempt by Drones M…

By Hugoshi [CC BY-SA 4.0] News and Commentary.  The drone news this week has been dominated by headlines about the purported assassination attempt on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.  The timing couldn’t be worse for the drone industry. I use the word “purported” in an effort (probably in vain) to indicate …

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It’s Time to Pay Attention: Industry Leaders Comment on FAA …

News and Commentary.  It’s time for drone operators in  the U.S.- both commercial and recreational – to start paying attention as regulation heats up.  On July 31, the Small UAV Coalition, AOPA and other industry advocates signed a letter opposing an expected amendment from Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) to the …

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UK Government Weighing Up Drone Ban For Children

  The UK’s Drone Bill is still going through the motions in parliament. The latest proposal from the Department for Transport would ban children from owning drones weighing more than 250g (0.55lb). They would only be allowed to fly devices heavier than that, according to the proposal, if the drone …

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Commercial Drone Alliance Adds Dissent to Draft Tort Law

It’s a proposal that doesn’t sit well with anyone in the drone industry – and could severely limit the drone industry and benefits to communities everywhere.  You can read an in-depth analysis of the  proposed “Tort Law Relating to Drones Act” – authored by a group of attorneys outside of …

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The FAA Stance on State Drone Regulation: Preemption is Stil…

News and Commentary.  In a new press release, the FAA has clarified the role of federal and state governments in drone regulation. The FAA has tried many times to emphasize the agency’s authority over the airspace, in a continual – and somewhat unsuccessful – attempt to curb the proliferation of …

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Drone Privacy: EPIC v. FAA Tossed by D.C. Circuit Court

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has been doing battle with the FAA over drone privateness since 2012, however suffered a loss this week.   The D.C. Circuit (the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit) rejected EPIC’s petition to evaluation FAA’s small drone rule, “finding …

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How U.S. Drone Regulations Stack Up Against the World

By U.S. Government [Public domain] A latest report printed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding FAA actions offers perception into how U.S. drone rules evaluate to these in 10 different international locations. The international locations in comparison with the U.S. in the report have been Australia, Canada, France, Japan, …

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