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  1. DoomMeister

    FAA Drone Zone now open to Rec Pilots

    I received this news from the FAA email today. FAA DroneZone Available for Recreational Flyers Upgrades to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) DroneZone now allow recreational flyers to request airspace authorizations in controlled airspace where the Low Altitude Authorization and...
  2. gwhuntoon

    Write Congress Now! Protect Section 336!

    From the AMA There is talk that the next re-authorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration will eliminate the Special Rule for Model Aircraft – also known as Section 336 – which has allowed AMA to manage our members and fly safely and responsibly, as we have for over 80 years...
  3. ThunderChicken

    Cool tool from the FAA

    Went out to fly for the second time this year on Sunday and found out today my bird was bricked by the FAA. FAA UAS Data Exchange If I had used this tool available I would have known why. All of these grids have an altitude maximum posted in it. The area I wanted to fly is in the upper left...
  4. J

    Good words from FAA on drones,..

    I found this very interesting,.. hope you do. FAA Works with Florida Drone Operators to Speed Hurricane Recovery
  5. prathbun

    "Security Sensitive Flight Restrictions"

    This just in: "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC...
  6. R

    FAA Approval to Overfly Airport

    I just ran across this news item.
  7. ASA2FLY

    Tips for Getting Your Remote Pilot Certificate

    Hello Yuneec Pilots, I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself, introduce ASA, and tell you about some of the products we have available to help you with your part 107 certification. First, my name is Brian Snider, I am the marketing coordinator for ASA (Aviation Supplies & Academics). I...
  8. WEDWay

    Huntington Beach, CA considers drone ordinance that seem EXTREME

    Since I live in HB, CA and want to fly in my city if possible, I have been trying to find if our city had anything on the books. Up till now, it seems they have not. BUT ... that y change. Thanks to a post by DroneEddie on Facebook 需要安全验证 entitled "Next time it may cost you $2.00 to look at this...
  9. RemotePilot101

    Here's What To Expect On The FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test

    Tomorrow Night (Tuesday at 9pm Eastern Time) myself and our team will be conducting a free webinar sharing: What to Expect on the FAA Knowledge Test (even share actual FAA questions) How To Submit Your Application to The FAA What The FAA Expects to See Under Part 107 How To Protect Yourself and...
  10. Omar Dairky

    Press Release – DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones 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...
  11. Chris McMillan

    Buying your "H" from overseas?

    As I looked at buying overseas myself, this is what I found about UAV's. It seems when units are imported they are checked for regulatory compliance in the country in which they are sold. For example, in the US it's the FAA regulations they have to comply with. They generally have a sticker on...
  12. R

    AMA tells members to register.....

    "We are continuing to explore all legal and political options available, but these conversations may take time and a definitive solution is unlikely before the February 19 registration deadline. For this reason, we are suggesting that AMA members may wish to take advantage of free registration...
  13. clackey

    FAA to states: Back off and leave drone regulation to us

    "According to the FAA, 45 states considered some sort of drone law in 2015. That included California, where bills to stop drones from flying over private property and increasing criminal penalties for reckless drone operators were vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Some cities have also been trying to...
  14. FilmIdol

    FAA to require US drones registered by Christmas

    This story came out today. Article doesn't say whether this will be new or existing drones. The other thing I wonder is what difference will this make, and who does it really benefit? I would be more for licensing pilots rather than craft. Maybe just a way to collect more taxes. U.S. Will...
  15. clackey

    FAA breaks down winners, losers in growing drone market

    "An overwhelming 85% of companies holding Section 333 exemptions are small businesses. Applications span a variety of industries, but are largely tied to aerial data gathering. However the states with the most companies operating commercial drones aren’t just the biggest states, but territories...