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When Do Things Change for Recreational Operators? The FAA Re…

H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, became Public Law No. 115- 254 on October 5, 2018.  The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336, which protected recreational drones from new regulations.  An aeronautical knowledge test and new requirements are in store for hobby flyers – but when will these …

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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 The Academy of Model Aeronautics was vocal in their opposition to the section of the Act which repealed Section 336, which provided protections from new regulation for recreational flyers.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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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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Tariffs with a Capital T: How the Trade War with China is Af…

image: Rolf H via Wikicommons The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. As drone racing season heats up, along with the weather in most parts of the U.S., pilots nationwide are getting their quads in shape for fun …

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Who Needs Drone Insurance – and How Much Does it Cost? We Ta…

Drone insurance coverage choices are all over the place.  For many operators, each leisure and business, the choices are complicated – and costly.  How a lot drone insurance coverage do you really want?  How a lot ought to that value?  We talked to an business chief to seek out out. …

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KFC Announces “The Flyest Meal Ever” – Dinner and a Drone

Kentucky Fried Chicken is providing the perfect meal promotion we’ve heard of.  The promoting geniuses as KFC are touting “The Flyest Meal Ever” – a dinner deal that permits you to flip your empty rooster dinner field into a drone. The restricted version KFO micro drone is made by reducing …

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DOT Secretary Says More than 1,000,000 Drones Registered

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao delivered remarks to the viewers at CES 2018 yesterday.  During her remarks, she commented that the FAA has registered extra than 1,000,000 drones – a determine that the DOT press workplace says contains “878,000 hobbyists, who receive one identification number for all the drones they …

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AMA Releases Statement on Drone Collision Report

The Academy of Model Aircraft (AMA), representing a big neighborhood of drone operators, has issued a  assertion on the lately launched National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the collision between a civilian (DJI Phantom) and a Black Hawk helicopter close to Staten Island, New York this September. The report – …

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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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