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2021 FAA UAS Symposium coming soon

2021 FAA UAS Symposium
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition. The theme for this year’s virtual event is “Above and Beyond” and will take place on June 9-10, 2021, and September 14-15, 2021. Register now to join...

Exciting Drone Opportunity from FAA – Apply Now!

Exciting Drone Opportunity from FAA
Collaborate with the FAA on an exciting new program to help recreational flyers fly safely! The FAA opened applications for people interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The test offers recreational flyers safety training tips, best practices, and educational resources. We encourage eligible candidates to apply before the March 31 deadline! Potential applicants...

New members joined to the US Drone Advisory Committee

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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee or DAC. “The Drone Advisory Committee is key to helping the FAA keep pace with innovation while protecting safety,” said the U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Members are executives who represent a variety of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) interests,...

FAA Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules

Remote ID & Flying Over People rules
FAA just announced the final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as drones. The new rules will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. These rules come at a time when drones represent the fastest-growing segment in the entire transportation sector –...

In case your initial FAA Drone Registrations is about to expire!

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FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) is reminding everyone whose drone registrations expire in December that the DroneZone is the FAA’s official website for registration. If you completed your drone registration directly with the FAA before the DroneZone was established in January 2018, a DroneZone account was created for you using the information you provided. Access your account by entering the same...

NAAA Urges UAS Operators to be Alert to Low-Flying Agricultural Aircraft

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As part of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week November 16-22, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is reminding Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be aware of low-altitude agricultural aircraft operations. “Agricultural aviators fly as low as 10 feet off the ground, at speeds up to 140 mph when making an application, meaning they share this low-altitude airspace...

FAA launches a new program called BEYOND

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Today U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine-state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to continue to tackle remaining UAS integration challenges. “The three years of information...

FAA Drone Safety Week (November 2020)

FAA Drone Safety Week November 2020
The Federal Aviation Administration will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System as we continue to integrate drones and other new technologies. Drone Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for others to share their commitment to drone safety. FAA Administrator...

Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances – LAANC

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Yesterday (24 September), FAA made it easier for drone pilots to quickly and safely access controlled airspace by adding 133 air traffic facilities to the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is an automated application and approval system for drone pilots requesting to fly below 400 feet in controlled airspace. As the FAA continues to modernize the...

No drones allowed during baseball games in Minute Maid Park

Take Me-Not My Drone-Out to the Ballgame!
For the safety of baseball fans attending the World Series, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established a No Drone Zone for all games played at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The airspace above Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is already off limits to drones since it is within the Flight-Restricted Zone, which has been in place since Sept. 11,...

FAA Drone Advisory Committee (October 17)

FAA Drone Advisory Congress (October 17)
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) will hold a DAC (Drone Advisory Committee) meeting on October 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The DAC will continue with public conversation about how they can collaborate on important issues like remote i.d., technical challenges, security, recreational operations, and waivers. It’s a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on...