This site will allow you to register your UAS (‘drone’) with the FAA

January 11, 2016 by The US Federal Aviation Administration Back in December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced  its official registration rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the United States. It’s important that you register yourself as a user before you embark on your first flight. The process takes about 5 minutes. Just create an account, fill […]

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Essential Information on Flying Drones

October 1, 2015 by Larry Jordan Recently, the Digital Production Buzz interviewed two founders of a company that specializes in flying drones for videography. After watching the interview, Mike wrote to share some important information and clarifications on flying drones. Mike writes: Current FAA rules stipulate that no drone can be flown within 5 miles of any […]

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FAA Reveals Exemptions for Commercial Drones

September 11, 2015 by The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased its allowance of Section 333 Petition exemptions for the commercial use of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) and drones. This does not include recreational or hobby flying. Those have their own rules. See The FAA Exemption provides operators who wish to pursue safe […]

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Drone With The Wind

March 2, 2015 by The FAA Drone With The Wind The FAA proposed new rules for drone flight. Check out the full press release here. What does this mean for the video industry? It is actually not as bad as the last proposal that wanted all drone flyers to get a pilots license. Some high […]

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December 31, 2014 by The United States Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers (UAVUS) UAVUS Mission The mission of the United States Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers (UAVUS) is to foster safe use of airways by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to create a vibrant economic opportunity by responsibly using UAVs for aerial imaging without violating or […]

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The FAA Wants You to Get a Pilot’s License Before Operating a Drone (No, Seriously)

December 11, 2014 by Robert Hardy, nofilmschool For the past few years, drone professionals and enthusiasts alike have been awaiting a new set of regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration. Unfortunately, new information about the proposed regulations point towards filmmakers being incredibly unhappy with the FAA in the very near future. In a report that […]

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