Now available from Sporty’s is the Drone Study Buddy, a new app that includes study resources and interactive practice tests for those studying for the FAA Knowledge Test to earn a Remote Pilot Certificate. [Read more…]
A new report claims that — due to “human variation” — technology is critical to making drone flight beyond visual line of sight safe. [Read more…]
Christmas came early for me. Back in October I completed all the requirements to add a Remote Pilot certificate to my list of ratings and certificates. In the mail the week of Dec. 5 came my official certificate from the FAA.
As I walked back from the mailbox, envelope in hand, my emotions quickly ran from “huh, what’d I do?” to “oh yeah, cool, my certificate is here.” After all, I don’t often receive mail from the FAA. [Read more…]
The enormous growth in the number of small UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) has highlighted the tremendous opportunities in this industry. This includes using drones beyond line of sight to monitor the safety of rail track, bridges, and power lines. It also includes package delivery and humanitarian missions. [Read more…]
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site and the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently conducted the state’s first civil unmanned aerial delivery of simulated medical cargo.
Engineers from UMD flew a Talon 120LE fixed wing aircraft across the Chesapeake Bay with saline solution simulating four vials of Epinephrine to demonstrate the role that UAS can play in emergency situations. [Read more…]
The program serves to keep safety at the forefront, which is especially critical considering that UAS outnumber registered manned aircraft, company officials note. [Read more…]
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Northrop Grumman is donating the use of equipment related to the Bat Unmanned Aircraft System to Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) as part of the continuing support of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) efforts in the Red River Valley area of North Dakota and Minnesota. [Read more…]
The FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS) Remote Pilot: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems is now available from ASA in print format. [Read more…]