Over 300,000 sUAS now Registered

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WASHINGTON – Nearly 300,000 owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) online registration system went live. Owners who registered in the first month received a refund for the $5 application fee. “I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “The National Airspace System is a great resource and all users of … Read More

FAA to Law Enforcement: Engagement with Suspected Unauthorized Operators

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With a considerable increase in the unauthorized use of small, inexpensive Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Drones by individuals and organizations, including companies, the FAA announces guidelines for law enforcement. While the FAA retains the responsibility for enforcing Federal Aviation Regulations, including those applicable to the use of UAS, the agency also recognizes that state and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are often in the best position to deter, detect, immediately … Read More

FAA Releases B4UFLY Smartphone App

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B4UFLY for iOS is now available for free download in the App Store. Android users can opt-in via the Google Play store to participate in a beta test. B4UFLY is an easy-to-use smartphone app that helps unmanned aircraft operators determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect at the location where they want to fly. Key features of the B4UFLY app include: A clear “status” indicator that immediately … Read More