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U.S. Senate Passes H.R. 302, FAA Reauthorization Today

The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 302 the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 by a 93-6 vote.  The Act provides funding for the FAA for the next 5 years – and makes major changes to drone regulations. The Senate vote will move the Act on to be signed by President Trump.  …

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AOPA Finalizes PrecisionHawk Droners.io Deal to Give New Ben…

The following is a press release from AOPA. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced that members who are opted-in for drone content are now eligible for discounted fees and special recognition from PrecisionHawk’s on-demand drone pilot network, Droners.io. Thanks to an agreement announced in July at EAA AirVenture in …

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FAA Reauthorization Explained: Part 2, Enforcement

The new proposed FAA Reauthorization package has been made public.  It’s wordy, complex, and confusing – and the headlines haven’t made understanding what’s inside easier.  There are several points of critical importance for the drone industry to understand.  The proposed Repeal of Section 336, the Integration Pilot Program, the “Safeguarding …

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U.S. Registered Drone Operators: The FAA Wants Your Input

If you will have registered a business drone within the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs your enter. Earlier this month, FAA despatched out a questionnaire to everybody who has registered a business drone.  The FAA clarifies that the survey consists of business operators, authorities departments and different customers …

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The Biggest Name in Drone Racing is Collaborating on Commerc…

Aeon Unmanned The largest identify in drone racing has introduced a collaboration with Aeon Unmanned to assist Part 107 coaching. The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) will associate with Aeon Unmanned to assist the Colorado firm’s Part 107 Academy, a one-week coaching program for industrial drone operators. It’s not a …

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The AMA Answers Questions About Drone Registration: Yes, You…

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has revealed a listing of ceaselessly requested questions on drone registration.  The AMA confirms that members who’ve already registered with the group nonetheless must register with the FAA. The sudden reversals of the FAA registration program – from required to optionally available and again …

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FAA Seeks “Emergency Action” for Electronic Airspace Authori…

Airspace authorizations for managed airspace have been a big drawback for each pilots and the FAA.  The FAA has now deemed the state of affairs an emergency – and has requested the Office of Management and Budget to forgo among the traditional overview and permit fast implementation of digital airspace …

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CNN Receives Part 107 Waiver for Operations Over People

Media big CNN has acquired a first-of-its-kind Part 107 waiver from the FAA to fly small drones over folks. According to a CNN assertion, the approval represents an business milestone as a result of the corporate’s newest waiver will allow real-world UAS operations over folks for the primary time. CNN …

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Public Safety Drones: Do You Need a Part 107 or COA?

This interview is a part of a bigger piece developed by knowledgeable Joe Tally and revealed on Fire Cam’s web site – go to Fire Cam for extra data on drone packages and gear for emergency companies departments, and see this earlier article with DRONELIFE for tips about getting began. …

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FAA Releases First Set of Maps to Ease Authorization Process

The FAA has adopted via on its promise to ease the industrial drone authorization course of, publishing greater than 200 facility maps this week. “This marks a key first step as the FAA and industry work together to automate the airspace authorization process,” says the FAA. “The maps will help drone operators improve …

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