FAA Issues Request for Information (RFI) from Industry Partners Interested in Developing Remote ID and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Systems

Remote identification is an essential component of developing an unmanned aircraft traffic management system (UTM). A UTM implemented across the national air space (NAS) would allow drones to operate beyond visual line-of-sight safely, without posing risk to other unmanned and manned aircraft. In order to track the status of drones and provide that information to[…]

AUVSI Releases Report on Part 107 Waivers, Calls for New Rulemaking to Support Restricted Operations

The Small Unmanned Aircraft rule (commonly called Part 107) went into effect on August 29, 2016. The rule created a regulatory framework for commercial drone operations, which required commercial pilots to be Part 107 certified and prohibited various types of drone operations, like flying at night or Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), without a waiver. Since then, the FAA has[…]

Best drone photos ever: Stunning images taken from the sky!- Awesome photos taken by drones

  – Awesome photos taken by drones Facebook Twitter Pintrest LinkedIn Mail Drone photography has soared in recent years, with the number of and quality of drone photos increasing every year. There are so many photos in fact that drone photography even has its own official awards programmes. The best drones: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget Now[…]

Connecticut town tests “pandemic drone” to find fevers. Experts question if it would work.

Police in Westport said the drone would “provide better health monitoring support for potential at-risk groups,” and would not be used to observe people in private yards. April 22, 2020, 1:16 PM EDT / Updated April 22, 2020, 1:44 PM EDT By Minyvonne Burke A Connecticut police department said it plans to begin testing a “pandemic drone” that could[…]

Be Compliant, Drone Fines Are On The Rise!

Looking at the increase in the number of drone fines charged against illegal behavior by aviation authorities over the world, I see an emerging trend: more and more authorities are starting to prosecute unlawful drone operations. While this is good news, many in the industry – as well as myself – feel that the authorities have been slow[…]