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, Dronelife Israeli-based drone delivery solutions firm Flytrex and North Carolina-based charter flight company Causey Aviation recently announced that they have received FAA Approval to begin food delivery by drone in North Carolina. And while grocery or restaurant delivery may not be lifesaving missions, they are critical to the drone industry. Read more from Dronelife here.Read more "Why Drone Delivery of Food is Actually Important"
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 The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from new laws.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"