What weighs 250 kg, has a wingspan of 11 meters, fly at speeds of up to 80 km hour, lands on water and could wind up saving research teams hundreds of thousands of dollars? An inflatable raft fastened to an ultralight plane, of course. See videos of the flying raft in action Learn more about […]
The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 would allow pilots flying recreationally in a wide range of aircraft to no longer obtain a third class medical certificate. The new bill would allow private pilots to make noncommercial VFR and IFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with up to six seats. A group of […]
Since 2012, 15 states have enacted laws restricting drones in some way, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks state laws. And if New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick gets his way, drones will be banned in the Big Apple, except for police with a warrant, as soon […]
FAA Drone Regulations Guarantee Showdown – You can’t integrate UAS into our airspace, but here they come anyway. Read more. Learn more about the aviation attorneys at Barnett Law Offices.
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.