The FAA has announced a proposed rule governing the use of commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that would address many of AOPA’s concerns, including setting certification requirements for operators and requiring see-and-avoid capabilities. The rule affects UAS weighing 55 pounds or less that are flown for non-recreational purposes. Read more about it here.
The crash of a small drone onto the White House grounds is injecting new urgency into the effort to write regulations for the machines, potentially prompting the release of a long-awaited executive order from President Obama. FAA is expected to respond quickly with new drone regulations. Read more.
The FAA wants you to leave your drone at home if you’re planning to see the big game live. The public service announcement was preceded by a flight advisory issued earlier this month for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 and states a 10-mile no-fly-zone around this year’s Super Bowl stadium. Otherwise face being “intercepted, detained […]
To hasten the use of drones for news gathering, the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced it has signed a research agreement with CNN to share data from the network’s ongoing study of the issue with the goal of creating a “framework” for future use of such unmanned aircraft for that purpose. Read more. Read […]
The FAA implemented a new series of Flight Crew Member Duty and Rest Requirements that place significant responsibility for compliance on every pilot in America. According to the FAA, this new rule amends the FAA’s existing flight, duty and rest regulations applicable to certificate holders and their flight crew members operating under 14 CFR Part […]