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CNN Receives FAA Approval To Fly UAS Over People In The United States

 CNN announces today that it has become the first organization to be granted a waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over people in the United States.CNN received a certificate of waiver to operate the Fotokite Pro, a tethered ...

Pendleton UAS Test Range Receives FAA Authorization up to 10,000 Feet

 The Pendleton UAS Test Range is now one of two ranges in the United States with FAA approval for UAS flights up to 9,999 feet, day or night, within visual line of sight. The FAA awarded the Certification of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for large drones over 55 pounds throughout the ...

Autel Robotics To Pay For Customers’ Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test

Autel Robotics USA announced today that it will support its customers who intend to fly the X-Star series drones commercially by covering the cost of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Knowledge Test in the form of a rebate. The knowledge test is one of the major changes under ...

This Company Beat Amazon To Drone Deliveries By Launching From A Truck

While Amazon is tussling with regulators over drone deliveries, one company has found a way to make the unmanned flying machines deliver packages today, by launching them out of the roof of a truck.U.S. firm Workhorse has created a system called “HorseFly” that has managed to stick to ...

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!

A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure you have the information you’ll need to take advantage of those opportunities.Aer...

OSTP New Commitments to Accelerate the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Since President Obama took office in 2009, developments in aviation, sensing, and software technology have powered a revolution in unmanned flight. In the next decade, the burgeoning commercial drone industry is projected to generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and, by 2025, ...

Drone Pilot Arrestsed For Flying Near Trailhead Fire

For the first time, Cal Fire law enforcement officers have arrested a man accused of interfering with firefighting operations with a drone.Eric Wamser, 57, of Foresthill was arrested Friday for allegedly flying his unmanned hobby aircraft over the Trailhead Fire. The incident reportedly ...

How to Get Your FAA Drone Pilot License (For First-Time and Current Pilots)

This page is a how-to guide on getting your Part 107 certificate based upon my knowledge as a current FAA certificated flight instructor (CFI & CFII) and aviation attorney. There are two sections to this page: (1) instructions for first time pilots and (2) instructions for current manned ...

FAA Steps Up Research of Drone Countermeasures

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is stepping up research into systems that could protect airports from rogue drones. Under its “Pathfinder” initiative on unmanned aircraft systems, the FAA in May signed cooperative research and development agreements to test prototype counter-drone ...

Know Before You Fly Reaches Major Milestone with More than 500,000 Unique Visitors to Website

Know Before You Fly announced today more than 500,000 unique users have visited its website since the launch of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education campaign in December 2014.An estimated 700,000 UAS were to be sold in the United States in 2015, according to the Consumer Technology ...