WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems — also known as UAS, remotely piloted aircraft or drones. [Read more…]
A team of medical personnel, emergency management specialists and drone technology experts, including from New Jersey Institute of Technology‘s New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), will conduct the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S. on June 23 on the New Jersey coastline.
The flights will demonstrate the capacity of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to provide lifesaving aid to victims of a disaster, such as a hurricane or system-wide failure of electrical or communications infrastructure. [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida — The Aerospace Center for Excellence on the campus of SUN ‘n FUN at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport will host “Unmanned and Sunny” on Wednesday, July 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The free drone education and awareness event is designed for the public to learn about safe drone operation and the upcoming career opportunities that exist in the drone industry, according to organizers. [Read more…]
MUNCIE, Ind. – The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has released an updated analysis of the FAA’s drone data which finds a month-by-month decline in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) sightings since peaking in August 2015.
The apparent decrease in monthly sightings is remarkable as it comes despite an influx of nearly 700,000 to 1 million new devices sold last year, according to AMA officials.
Meanwhile, consistent with AMA’s prior findings, only 3.3% of reports in the FAA’s latest dataset contained explicit notations indicating near misses or close calls. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is expanding the part of its Pathfinder Program that focuses on detecting and identifying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports. [Read more…]
Thousands of drone and model aircraft enthusiasts participated in free education and flying events across the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas (DMV) on Saturday, May 7.
The D.C. Drone Day events were hosted by local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs, whose members were on site to answer questions and share information about how to fly drones safely and legally. [Read more…]
This Saturday, May 7, more than a dozen Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs will celebrate D.C. Drone Day by inviting the public to flying events free of charge around the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region.
Events include drone racing, obstacle courses, demonstrations and aerobatic stunts of model airplanes, helicopters and drones, as well as many educational opportunities. [Read more…]