recreational drones

Drone Champions League Flies Manned Aerobatic Drone Through …

The second test of the Big Drone seen in Vrsar, Croatia on February 07, 2020. If you’ve ever fantasized about flying your own racing drone through the obstacles to glory – get ready to be totally addicted.  The  Drone Champions League (DCL), the world’s largest live drone racing league, will release …

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The FAA’s New Rules for Recreational Drones

image public domain It’s time.  The FAA will now implement some of the changes in regulations for recreational drones which will follow on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act passed last year. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from …

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Hobbyist View: Court of Public Opinion – The Ongoing Fight t…

image: Public Domain, CC0 1.0 The drone community needs to stand together to help shape legislation – and public opinion. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. To a disturbingly large percentage of the population, the term “drone” …

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BREAKING NEWS: Rogue Drones – Major UK Airport Shuts Down af…

If the rogue drones flying around Gatwick Airport yesterday were merely out for fun, they chose a particularly bad time to break the rules.  During the holiday travel rush, flights were suspended, rerouted and delayed until 3 am Thursday local time at Gatwick Airport in England, due to reported sightings …

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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  The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336, which protected recreational drones from new regulations.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 The Academy of Model Aeronautics was vocal in their opposition to the section of the Act which repealed Section 336, which provided protections from new regulation for recreational flyers.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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