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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 –...

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...

New members joined to the US Drone Advisory Committee

FAA DAC banner
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,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...