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AMA Issues Statement on FAA Reauthorization: A “New Chapter”…

The AMA is putting the best face possible on the recently passed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Academy of Model Aeronautics was vocal in their opposition to the section of the Act which repealed Section 336, which provided protections from new regulation for recreational flyers.  While the AMA has …

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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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The Cost of Carelessness: Operator Sentenced in Space Needle…

By Wknight94 [GFDL  or CC BY-SA 3.0 ] Seattle’s Space Needle appears to draw drones, and it appears that evidently officers have determined sufficient is sufficient.  Seattle lawmakers pushed for drone rules again in 2014 when a drone video of the Space Needle went viral.  Since then, Seattle has had …

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The House Passed an FAA Reauthorization Bill, With Two Confl…

News and Commentary.  The U.S. House of Representatives introduced on the finish of final month that they’d handed the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act by an overwhelming majority: 393 to 13.  This is important information for all stakeholders within the aviation business – many earlier tries to achieve consensus over a …

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The Alliance for Drone Innovation

Manufacturing large DJI has introduced the launch of the Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI), an effort to broaden the assist for the objectives of the previous Drone Manufacturers Alliance initially shaped 2 years in the past by 3DR, GoPro, DJI and Parrot. The new group will tackle the identical points …

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AMA Releases Statement on Drone Flying Near Commercial Aircr…

The AMA has launched an announcement strongly condemning the drone operator who allegedly flew over a passenger jet touchdown at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. The FAA is investigating the incident, which hit the information after the video under was posted on-line.  The drone operator has not but been …

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Japan Eyes Tougher Rules on Drones Over People After Candy D…

By U.S. Navy photograph by Greg Vojtko [Public domain] The Japanese authorities plans to tighten laws on how shut drones might fly to folks after a candy-dropping drone crashed at a November occasion in Gifu. Japanese information supply Yomiuri Shimbun studies that the drone crash injured Three folks.  The roughly …

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Drone Operator Interviewed in Blackhawk Helicopter and Drone…

 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has introduced that it’s nonetheless investigating the collision between a leisure drone and an Army UH-60 helicopter which befell September 21 in New York.  The NTSB is an impartial federal company liable for investigating and figuring out “probable cause” for transportation-related accidents. While there …

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New Department of Defense Guidance “Cracks Down” on Drones

By Matt Morgan  [CC BY-SA 2.0 ] The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has issued new tips for coping with unauthorized drone flights over army installations.  The new tips would permit drones to be disabled or destroyed: a Defense.gov assertion mentioned DoD “cracks down” on drones. A Pentagon spokesman advised …

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DJI Responds to UK Registration Rules

The world’s main drone producer, DJI has printed a response to the weekend’s information that the UK plans to introduce new security guidelines for leisure drones, together with drone registration. DJI “welcomes” new plans for drone security, says the assertion. “Drone technology offers enormous benefits to the UK, and the Department …

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