Got a drone over the holidays? Be careful before flying it for a business purpose

Author: DARRELL CLAY CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Darrell Clay is a partner with Cleveland-basedWalter | Haverfield, where his practice focuses on aviation law, complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and airplane owner. The holidays were good to you. So good, in fact, that you found yourself the lucky recipient […]

CNN Gets FAA Clearance to Test Drones

Cable news net hopes to help define drone journalism rules Deborah D. McAdams WASHINGTON and ATLANTA—CNN said federal regulators have cleared it to test newsgathering with drones. According to the cable news network, it entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles—colloquially known as “drones”—into […]

Alabama Drone Task Force sends proposals to Governor

Potential benefits due to agriculture, law enforcement and education were discussed. Continue reading: http://www.dothanfirst.com/story/d/story/drone-proposals-sent-to-governor/26012/Luuj0q9HzEm1Ow4Runw4MQ

Aviation club helps new pilots learn ins, outs of UAVs

  Members of the Bartow County Model Aviation (BCMA) braved a cold, rainy Saturday to help novice drone pilots learn how to safely maneuver their new aircraft. The aviation club took part in the national Drone for the Holidays program by inviting pilots who needed to learn more about flying their drones to its field […]

Illinois Farm Bureau adopts resolution supporting UAV use on the farm

Now this is a common sense approach. Resolution 135 to be presented at the 2015 national convention. 135. TRANSPORTATION–UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS We support: 1. The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for commercial purposes (i.e., agricultural, forestry, and other natural resource use). 2. Working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to review the legal and […]

U.S. drone rules remain in hangar in 2014

New York | Reuters – The United States missed a year-end deadline for publishing new rules on remote-control aircraft, delaying an eagerly awaited step toward using drones in everything from farming to package delivery. Businesses have been clamouring for rules to allow commercial drone flights, fearing the U.S. is falling behind other countries in developing […]

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Concerned that tens of thousands Americans will receive small quadcopters as gifts this holiday season, the FAA and industry have teamed to produce educational materials available on a website and in social media channels in an attempt to prevent potential accidents in the air and on the ground. The action comes as industry awaits the FAA’s first […]

Santa Delivering Drones for Christmas Amid Rising Safety Concern

  If you find a drone under the Christmas tree next week, it may also come with a list of U.S. government guidelines for safe flying and even software to keep the device away from airports. Sales of the small, unmanned aircraft are soaring this holiday season, prompting fears that first-time users could accidentally crash […]

European Commission Finds Existing Technology Neutral Regulations Adequate For Drone Privacy

Gregory S. McNeal Contributor The European Commission published a comprehensive report evaluating the privacy impact of drones (referred to in the report as RPAS or remotely piloted aircraft systems), finding that Europe’s existing regulatory framework is adequate to address the emergent technology. The 378 page report found that the current European and Member State regulatory […]