Scholars Say No to FAA’s Model Aircraft Regulati

By David Schneider Last week, a group of researchers, teachers, and administrators from 16 institutions of higher learning including Harvard, Duke, and Stanford, registered their objections to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s recent “Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft.” They did that by submitting, with the assistance of counsel, a 13-page letter in […]

Beautiful Drone Video Captures Rarely Visited Area of Arizona’s Vermilion Cliffs

Filmmaker Tristan Greszko takes us on an aerial journey through the isolated White Pocket of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument By Dana Coen smithsonian.com Located next door to the Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is, arguably, one of our nation’s most underappreciated natural marvels. Unlike the tourist-friendly Grand Canyon, which receives an average of 4.6 million visitors […]

FAA Has Commercial Drone Regulations Backwards

The FAA is investigating New York City realtors who are using drones to document properties. They’ve also issued guidelines saying the use of model aircraft (drones) by farmers is unlawful. The guidance is the next absurd step in the never ending saga of government agencies that can’t figure out how to regulate new technology. The […]