Recreational Drone Flyer Test

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The Recreational Drone Flyer Test is Coming Soon and the FAA could use your help. Are you part of the drone or tech industry? If so the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants your help to administer a recreational flyer knowledge and safety test to the widest audience possible! We have posted a Knowledge Test Administration RFI where you can read and understand what information the FAA is looking for and … Read More

FAA’s New Administrator Takes Over Today

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WASHINGTON – Stephen M. Dickson was sworn in today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 18th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An aviation industry professional with nearly 40 years of experience, Dickson is widely respected and assumes the role of Administrator of the agency during a critical moment for aviation safety. Recognizing Acting Administrator Elwell’s service, Secretary Chao stated, “I’m grateful for Acting Administrator Dan … Read More

FAA Further Expand Opportunities for Safe Drone Operations

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The FAA Further Expand Opportunities for Safe Drone Operations The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beginning on July 23 will expand the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational flyers. This action will significantly increase the ability of drone pilots to gain access to controlled airspace nationwide. LAANC, a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the nation’s … Read More

FAA Issues Waiver for Flight With Parachutte

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FAA Issues Waiver to Fly Drones With Parachutes The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it issued Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Washington, D.C., a Part 107 waiver on June 1 to operate a DJI Phantom 4 drone, equipped with a parachute, over people. A waiver is required to operate a drone contrary to the rules in part 107, which is the small unmanned aircraft rule. The FAA did … Read More

FAA makes Important Changes to the Airspace Webinar Series

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After receiving positive feedback and constructive input the FAA has updated the schedule for the webinar and 2019 FAA UAS Symposium and added a session to include the recent changes to recreational flying. Webinar schedule: June 19, 2019 2 P.M. ET                 Public Safety: How to Start a Drone Program June 27, 2019 4 P.M. ET                 Recreational Flyers: Fly Safe. Have Fun. July 18, 2019 4 P.M. ET      … Read More

8 Conditions to be a Recreational UAS Drone Flyer

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Operators of small unmanned aircraft (also referred to as drones) for recreational purposes must follow the rules in 14 CFR part 107 for FAA certification and operating authority unless they follow the conditions of the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft, discussed in this notice. The FAA refers to individuals operating under that statutory exception as ‘‘recreational flyers.’’ Section 44809(a) provides eight conditions that must be satisfied to … Read More

Aeronautical Knowledge and Safety Test

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The FAA has issued a notice to operators of small unmanned aircraft (also referred to as drones) for recreational purposes must follow the rules in 14 CFR part 107 for FAA certification and operating authority unless they follow the conditions of the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft, discussed in the Federal Register notice. The FAA refers to individuals operating under that statutory exception as ‘‘recreational flyers.’ There … Read More

FAA Opens More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones

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Starting today more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the nation’s airspace. LAANC expedites the time it takes for a drone pilot to … Read More

FAA Issued Statement on UAS Detection Systems at Airports

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FAA Statement on UAS Detection Systems at Airports The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) understands airport safety and security concerns raised by the malicious or errant use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The agency shares these concerns. In order to support the safe integration of UAS detection systems into the airport environment, the FAA provided important information and continues to work closely with airport operators who are considering installing UAS detection … Read More

Phenomenal UAS Growth Forecasted by FAA

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The forecast also highlights the phenomenal growth of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), often referred to as drones. The FAA projects the small model UAS fleet to grow from 1.2 million vehicles in 2018 to 1.4 million in 2023, an average annual growth rate of 2.2 percent. The commercial, small non-model UAS fleet is forecast to nearly triple from 277,386 in 2018 to 835,211 in 2023, an average annual growth rate … Read More