Re-shared news from FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration)

Recreational Drone Flying Aeronautical Test Moves Forward

FAA drone safety test recommendation
To advance public safety of the largest segment of drone operations, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) today announced the organizations selected to advise the agency in developing test administration requirements for the recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) aeronautical knowledge and safety test. A law passed in 2018 requires that recreational drone flyers pass an online aeronautical knowledge and safety test...

FAA and NASA Drone Industry Workshop on December 9

FAA & NASA December 9 Workshop
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and NASA (ational Aeronautics and Space Administration) will hold the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Traffic Management Pilot Program Phase 2 Industry Workshop on 9 December. Building on UPP Phase 1, UPP Phase 2 will showcase additional technologies, including Remote Identification (ID) and operations with increasing volumes and density. The UPP’s success is dependent upon...

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...

Balloon Fiesta, No drones allowed!

Enjoy Balloon Fiesta, No Drones allowed
For the safety of the balloon operators and spectators, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) area that will make the October 4-13 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta a No Drone Zone. The TFR prohibits drones within a 4 nautical-mile-radius of Balloon Fiesta Park up to 2,700 feet in altitude from 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m....

US Transportation announces FAA certification of UPS as air carrier

UPS get FAA Certification for UAV delivery
US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao yesterday announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded air carrier and operator certification to an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or drone) delivery company, UPS Flight Forward. “This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace, expanding access to healthcare in North Carolina and building on the...

National Drone Safety Awareness Week 2019

National Drone Safety Awareness Week 2019
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is calling attention to drone safety during National Drone Safety Awareness Week November 4-10, 2019. National Drone Safety Awareness Week will help educate the public about drone safety by highlighting how key sectors of the drone community are engaging with the public and spreading awareness throughout the U.S. During this week, the FAA will promote your...