Organizations call on FAA to expedite UAS rulemaking

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have joined 31 other organizations to send a letter to the FAA encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations in the U.S. airspace.

The letter also calls on the FAA to allow the limited use of small UAS for commercial purposes before the final rulemaking is completed.

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Silent Falcon begins initial production

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Silent Falcon UAS Technologies (SFUAS), a former subsidiary of Bye Aerospace, announced a transition to the production phase of its Silent Falcon unmanned aircraft system.

The patent-pending Silent Falcon is a solar/electric, all composite, modular small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) with an interchangeable wing configuration designed for commercial, public safety and defense applications.

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Droneport: FAA Flight Standards Issues Notice to Inspectors on Logging Drone Pilot Time

From Droneport.com, “Because it is getting more requests in the field, the FAA Flight Standards Division, whose aviation safety inspectors conduct pilot certification duties, recently issued a notice, Logging of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot Time. It clarifies questions raised by drone pilots who request credit for flight time logged on drones.” Read the rest of Droneport.com Editor Scott Spangler’s take here.

Flying robots help train athletes

he AeroTrainer can be used differently by different athletes in different sports.

PRINCETON, N.J. — A new flying robot is being developed to help athletes elevate their performance while helping to prevent sports injuries, including concussions, cardiac incidents, and heat-related illnesses.

Borne out of a New Jersey flight academy, the AeroTrainer is an unmanned aerial video biotelemetry system [Read more…]