SALINA, Kansas — As the estimated number of unmanned aircraft systems owners is expected to grow this holiday season, the UAS program at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering a half-day course specifically for hobbyists to ensure proper use and safety. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has launched a web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds, including payloads such as on-board cameras. [Read more…]
The FAA is advising unmanned aircraft owners that there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number.
Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced before paying anyone to do the work for them, FAA officials said. Drone owners should visit FAA.gov for official updates on the unmanned aircraft registry, officials add.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With an eye toward re-opening recreational oyster harvesting in Northeast Florida, the Marine Science Research Institute, Department of Geography and the Environment, and the School of Aviation at Jacksonville University have launched a crowdfunding project with Experiment.com aimed at using drones to measure the health of local oyster beds. [Read more…]
LOS ANGELES – With drones expected to be a holiday season must-have, a new interest in aviation is emerging from the hobbyist to professional pilots. Industry leaders and enthusiasts will gather at the International Drone Expo (IDE), to discuss the future of this developing drone economy at the Los Angeles Convention Center Dec. 11-12. [Read more…]
ONTARIO, Calif. — Yuneec International is collaboratimg with Ocean Alliance. Ocean Alliance will use Yuneec’s Typhoon and Tornado drones to collect data from whales in a non-invasive way, making the collaboration an important breakthrough in whale research, according to Yuneec officials. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — While the number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), is rising rapidly, their entrance into the national airspace system cannot come to the detriment of manned aircraft operations, say officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). [Read more…]
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has revealed the names of the members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force. [Read more…]