WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA today published a Federal Register notice on its interpretation of the special rules for model aircraft, in response to recent incidents involving the reckless use of unmanned model aircraft near airports and involving large crowds of people, according to officials with the agency.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC) will conduct a series of flight missions the week of June 23. Researchers will run missions each day through Thursday with the university’s RS-16 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
This follows on an announcement from the FAA that the Texas UAS research site is the fourth of six to become operational.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has given approval for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in Alaska — the first time the FAA has authorized a commercial UAS operation over land.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the State of Nevada’s unmanned aircraft systems test site is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. Nevada is the third of six congressionally mandated test sites to become operational.
By MATTHEW ZUCCARO
Haven’t you heard? Pilots are no longer required, at least not on board the aircraft. Welcome to the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
No pilots? Is nothing sacred anymore? I remember my first flights as pilot in command in both a helicopter and an airplane. It was me and the aircraft against the laws of nature. I was not overseeing flight management systems — I strapped on the aircraft, and it became part of me.
GREELEY, Colo. — Due to construction at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, The Rocky Mountain Airshow is moving to the Greeley-Weld County Airport (GXY) for its 2014 event, August 22- 23.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA reports that seven aerial photo and video production companies have asked for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with FAA approval for the first time.
The starting point for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is rarely military; it is at the other extreme with toy helicopters and professional UAV helicopters, according to analysts at IDTechEx.
The IDTechEx report “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Electric UAVs 2014-2024” has been tracking some changes lately, none more rapid than the adoption of pure electric quadcopters. As toys, they are a big success, but not necessarily an ongoing growth market, officials note.