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: 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: Miriam McNabb It’s time. The FAA will now implement some of the changes in regulations for recreational drones which will follow on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act passed last year. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from new laws. The move to repeal came in response to […]Read more "The FAA’s New Rules for Recreational Drones"
by Pond5 and DJI Discover the newly expanded Pond5 + DJI video collection, including video from top international drone pilots! EXPLORE COLLECTION As the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, DJI makes some amazing equipment, and the artists featured in this collection all make the most of it. Explore some of […]Read more "New Aerial Collection from Pond5 and DJI"
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 David Young, Drone Launch Academy I just finished up putting together an awesome free study guide for people thinking about taking their Part 107 commercial drone exam. 21 Questions You’re Sure to See on the Part 107 Exam [with Detailed Explanations] I’ve been compiling this info for the last several months, and I […]Read more "Questions from the Part 107 Drone Exam"
by Pond5 The portability, image quality, and cost of drones have only gotten better since they first hit the market back in 2006. Today’s drones can shoot 4K, fit into shoulder bags, and even carry gimbals equipped with red cameras and cinema lenses. It’s not a question of whether or not you should include a drone […]Read more "5 Essential Drone Cinematography Tips and Tricks"
by MICHAEL ZHANG, PetaPixel Heads up if you’re a drone-flying photographer in the United States: the government may soon require a physical license plate on the outside of your drone. Bloomberg spotted the proposed rule that was quietly filed in early May 2018. Drone owners are currently required to register their aircraft with the FAA and […]Read more "US May Soon Require Drones to Have Visible License Plates!"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool If you’re ready to take to the skies with your first drone, you’ll want to learn the basics first. Drone technology is getting better and better every year, making it easier for beginners to take it out of the box and take to the skies. However, even the most basic drone […]Read more "Learn How to Fly a Drone in 7 Minutes"
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"