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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Commercial Operations of sUAS in the US now Legal

Commercial Operations of sUAS in the US now Legal

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives.

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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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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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