Four Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Drones

By Gregory S. McNeal In May of this year, prominent drone attorney Brendan Schulman and I appeared on a panel at the Association of Unmanned Vehicles International (AUVSI) trade show. AUVSI is the lobbying group for the drone industry, an industry that is begging the FAA to promulgate regulations to govern the use of drones. On […]

Alabama Governor Names Drone Task Force

AUGUST 25, 2014 By: Associated Press Gov. Robert Bentley has created a task force to look at the potential uses of drones in agriculture, conservation and law enforcement. Bentley says the new Alabama Drone Task Force will review the Federal Aviation Administration requirements for the use of drones in Alabama and establish the necessary guidelines. […]

What UAVs can learn from manned aircraft

By Chris Anderson – 3D Robotics Here’s a very interesting article on Medium from a Marc Ausman, a pilot, on what the lessons in FAA regulation of manned aircraft suggest about the right path for unmanned ones.  Excerpt: There are regulations governing how a plane can be operated depending on the weather conditions. Good weather flyers […]

Professors Oppose U.S. Curb on Commercial Drone Use

They Argue That the Tight Limits Stunt Scientific Advancement A group of U.S. professors in disciplines ranging from atmospheric sciences to archeology joined the backlash against the government’s tight limits on the commercial use of drones, saying the policy is stunting scientific advancement and research potential. In an open letter submitted to the Federal Aviation […]

There’s No Flying in Drone School

Pilot-Training Programs Stay Grounded Due to FAA Rules Welcome to drone school. Please don’t fly any drones. A quadcopter lifted off at the University of Missouri last year—before the school got a letter from the FAA saying it violated agency policy. MCT/Zuma Press Capitalizing on an anticipated boom in the unmanned-aircraft industry, several U.S. universities and […]

Drone manufacturer waiting on Byram-Clinton corridor

Posted: Aug 07, 2013 2:50 PM CST Updated: Aug 30, 2013 5:07 PM CST By Cheryl Lasseter HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) – A Florida-based company that manufactures drones wants to expand to Hinds County, but only if the Byram-Clinton corridor is built. Vercell Vance talked to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors at […]

FAA Should OK Small Commercial UAV Flights, Group Says

Association for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems International supports Yamaha’s exemption request on FAA’s UAS commercial flight regulations By Janell Thomas A trade group representing the unmanned aerial vehicle industry this week said Yamaha’s request to commercially use UAV systems prior to the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of a final rule on the issue should be […]