Can Your Child be Fined by the FAA for Flying Unregistered Barbie Drone?

Can Your Child be Fined by the FAA for Flying Unregistered Barbie Drone?

While we may have to wait a while before seeing a headline like this on the news, this recently introduced futuristic Barbie Star Light Adventure R/C hoverboard Drone and the FAAs drone registration requirement may one day easily lead to a similar situation. This cool Barbie accessory is supposed to hit the store shelves this fall […]

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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?

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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Maryland “hobbyist” sues FAA to overturn new drone registration rule

Maryland “hobbyist” sues FAA to overturn new drone registration rule

  A Maryland lawyer has sued the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), asking that the agency’s new drone registration regulations be overturned. According to the civil complaint filed December 24, 2015 at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, John Taylor is a “model aircraft hobbyist” who owns “one or more small unmanned hobby aircraft” and intends on acquiring more. […]

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Section 333 – Do You Belong?

Section 333 – Do You Belong?

The other part of registration I haven’t heard much about when the legislation changed was regarding exemptions.  Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 addresses exemptions, and as of Dec 30, 2015 there 2,799 petitions granted. There’s some interesting information there if you are concerned what the new regulations mean to […]

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FAA Regulations – Everything You Need To Know!

FAA Regulations – Everything You Need To Know!

UPDATE: A request from AMA: “Hold off on registering your model aircraft”. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are inherently different from manned aircraft. Introducing UAS into the nation’s airspace is challenging for both the FAA and aviation community, because the U.S. has the busiest, most complex airspace in the world. The FAA is taking an incremental approach […]

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