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Registration is open for Episode IV of the 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

Episode IV FAA UAS Symposium 2021
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are cohosting the symposium. The annual event is an opportunity to have your drone questions answered by the FAA, other government agencies and industry leaders, who discuss future technologies and regulations that support the safe integration of drones into the national airspace system. Episode III launched...

FAA UAS Symposium Commercial Drone Operations

FAA UAS Symposium Commercial Drone Operations
The FAA UAS Symposium 2021 is coming to you this summer through two remote episodes: June 9-10 and September 14-15. We want to connect with YOU, commercial drone operators, on what’s trending for commercial operations, challenges, and successes and how the new rules affect your business. Engage with FAA experts and your colleagues during presentations, roundtables, and virtual networking...

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...