By Sean Berry | Videomaker The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding its requirements for pilots to operate a drone in the U.S. This week, it released a new training program all U.S. drone pilots must pass if they want to fly a drone — commercially and recreationally. Known as the Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST), this […]Read more "You can’t legally fly drones in the U.S. without taking this test"
by DroneDJ | Scott Simmie TRUST stands for The Recreational UAS Safety Test, and it’s mandatory for all hobbyists/non-commercial drone pilots. We thought it would be a good idea to take the free test, and get a refresher at the same time. So the TRUST test is here. And before long, hobbyists and recreational pilots […]Read more "The FAA’s Free TRUST test is here"
by Josh Spires, DroneDJ First of all, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone from the GLJ Media Group! So… you’ve just gotten a drone for Christmas? Learning the rules Now that your batteries are charging and you’ve taken everything out, it’s the perfect time to learn the rules for your new flying machine. It is […]Read more "Just got a drone? Read this before flying!"
By: Miriam McNabb, Dronelife The comment period for the Remote ID for Drones NPRM closed yesterday. There were more than 50,000 comments posted on the NPRM, including and 89 page comment by the world’s leading drone manufacturer, DJI. While DJI has been active in developing and implementing technology that could simplify Remote ID for users, the company fears that the […]Read more "Analysis Puts Remote ID for Drones Costs 9X Higher than FAA Estimate"
by Brendan Schulman, VP of Policy & Legal Affairs at DJI (Per Malek Murison) In an article published by DJI, the manufacturer’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman, has come out strongly against the FAA’s NPRM on Remote ID, calling it “deeply flawed” and “a complex, expensive, and intrusive system that would make it […]Read more "DJI: We Strongly Support Drone Remote ID. But Not Like This."
by Roger Rosenbaum, Brand-News-Team, Inc Let me cut to the chase when it comes to drones. A hobbyist was recently hit with a $15,000 fine from the Federal Aviation Administration for a flight that crash landed near an airport runway in Las Vegas. Anyone who gets a drone from the holidays needs to know the […]Read more "You Got a Cool Drone for the Holidays…How to Stay Out of Hot Water With the FAA…"
By: Miriam McNabb Heads up drone pilots – as of January 13, 2020 the FAA is going to make major changes to the way that it handles testing. All applicants will now need to create a profile and get an FAA tracking number before testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 13, 2020, will launch […]Read more "FAA Announces New Pilot Testing System – Changes for Manned and Drone Pilots"
By: Miriam McNabb, Dronelife A new proposal scheduled to be released from the office of Senator Lee (R-Utah) tomorrow would put the airspace up to 200 feet in altitude over private property under the control of the property owner – and would restrict the FAA’s right to regulate airspace below 200 feet in altitude, making any […]Read more "BREAKING NEWS: This New Drone Bill Would Make the Airspace Over People’s Homes Private Property"
By: Miriam McNabb It’s a complex problem: how to ensure that all drone operators have up-to-date information on airspace before they fly. It isn’t just a question of publishing NOTAMS and maps: drone flyers are a diverse group, ranging from professioal pilots to kids exploring the airspace for the first time. The information has to be […]Read more "B4UFLY, A Free App for Drone Operators"
By: Malek Murison, dronelife.com UPS, the world’s single largest package delivery specialist, has announced the launch of a drone delivery subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward. The company has also confirmed a filing for Part 135 Certification with the FAA, with a view to scaling its drone operations in targeted markets. If granted by the FAA, the certification […]Read more "UPS Launches Drone Delivery Business"