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: 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 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 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 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on […]Read more "FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change"
by John Goglia , Forbes Heads up! You no longer need to register your drone with the FAA as a hobbyist. However, you still need to have your Part 107 certification and registration if you want to operate your drone commercially. In a stunning David versus Goliath case, John A. Taylor, a model aircraft […]Read more "Federal Appeals Court Voids FAA Registration Rule For Model Aircraft"
by Chris Baum, Aviation Safety Consultant So You Just Got A New Drone? Operation of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) comes under the general jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration, and there may be additional state and local rules that apply. The UAS pilot is responsible for knowing, understanding and following ALL those rules. Among […]Read more "So You Just Got A New Drone for the Holidays?"
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 […]Read more "This site will allow you to register your UAS (‘drone’) with the FAA"
December 23, 2015 by Richard Harrington, Rhed Pixel Learn why you need to resister your drone with the FAA in order to fly in the United States. This covers policies that affect hobbyist and commercial flyers. If you fly a drone, quadcopter, model airplane, or UAS in the United States airspace, the Federal Aviation Administration […]Read more "Understanding the FAA’s New Drone Registration Policies"