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

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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FAA Beyond logo
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)

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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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Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances Drone
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

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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)

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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!

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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

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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

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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...