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 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 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 AER Is this a new GoPro must-have accessory, or a future dud? AER lets you shoot aerial photos and videos, simply by throwing your GoPro®! Compatible with GoPro® HERO 3+, 4 and 5. What are your thoughts? Write ’em up in the comments below! The team is crowdfunding now on Kickstarter and expects to deliver […]Read more "A New GoPro Accessory…?"
by Nils Granholm – Cavus Media LLC Part 107, the latest in legislative FAA goodness and the requirements for commercial drone use in the U.S., was released June 21, 2016. This is the big jump we all have been waiting for as it relates to the UAS community, and it makes the lives of those […]Read more "Drones: FAA Puts Out the New Rules; They’re Not Laws…Yet"
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"
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 […]Read more "Drone With The Wind"
August 6, 2014 by Helico Aerospace Industries US LLC I saw this cool device on kickstarter, a successful campaign coming soon to the skies near you… AirDog: Auto-follow Drone for GoPro Camera. Designed for sports enthusiasts, outdoor fans and indie moviemakers. Shipping in November. You can still pre-order and buy AirDog here: www.airdog.com AirDog is […]Read more "AirDog is an Auto-follow Drone for GoPro Camera"
July 29, 2014 by Premiumbeat.com Video producers take note! The following detailed map shows you all the places you can and cannot fly a drone. Video drones are awesome. From shooting incredible nature footage to superhero spoofs, drones can create some spectacular videos. So it’s no surprise that the market is flooded with new drone […]Read more "No Fly Zone: This Interactive Map Shows Where Drones are Prohibited…"