2016 InterDrone Expo Opens in Las Vegas with a Keynote by Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator

2016 InterDrone Expo Opens in Las Vegas with a Keynote by Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator

2016 InterDrone Expo Opens in Las Vegas with a keynote by Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator – reflecting on explosive growth of drone industry, FAA’s efforts and challenges to safely integrate the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles into National Airspace, and highlighting the privacy and local regulations concerns. Check out or website and YouTube channel for our extensive […]

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FAA Posted Drone Registration Data Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today posted a large database showing the city, state and zip code of each registered drone owner.  Release of the database responds to a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted since the new unmanned aircraft registration system began operating on December 21, 2015. The FAA is not posting the […]

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5 Tips for Successful Real Estate Drone Photography

5 Tips for Successful Real Estate Drone Photography

Real Estate photography is a great commercial application of drones – while it may not be the most profitable drone photography business from a “per transaction” standpoint, the volume can easily make this a worthwhile proposition for drone operators in many markets. The RE photography is very often the first drone application that most aspiring […]

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U.S. Geological Survey Partners With Drone Contractor Raptor Maps For Better Mapping

U.S. Geological Survey Partners With Drone Contractor Raptor Maps For Better Mapping

EASTHAM — A federal effort to produce better maps more quickly and cheaply with drone technology will get a test run today at Coast Guard Beach. A small unmanned drone that looks like a model plane will be flown across the beach and over Nauset Marsh to produce three-dimensional, high-resolution maps similar to images you […]

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This Proposed Commercial Micro UAS Bill Holds Great Promise for Drone Business Owners.

This Proposed Commercial Micro UAS Bill Holds Great Promise for Drone Business Owners.

  Latest Update: as of 2-11-2016, the Micro Drone Rule is a part of HR 4441, the FAA Reauthorization Act, or the AIRR Act. While many current and proposed commercial UAS regulations are a far cry from supporting the business and industry growth, this Commercial UAS Modernization Act (or, by it’s full name INTERIM RULE FOR THE […]

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Lawsuit over shot-down drone could set U.S. law?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — He calls himself the “Drone Slayer.” And William Merideth, who shot down a drone over his Hillview home last summer, says he’d “do it again, with a smile.” Dismissing criminal charges against him for firing a gun within city limits, a judge said Merideth was within his rights when he took out the $1,800 unmanned aircraft, […]

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