The FAA has updated its conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C., to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft, also known as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). [Read more…]
The FAA is launching a new public service announcement to let people know the airspace around Levi’s Stadium is a No Drone Zone during the Super Bowl. [Read more…]
A new sign from Sporty’s alerts drone pilots of restricted areas.
Areas in and around airports may not be safe for manned and unmanned aircraft operating together. Until regulations are more definitive, Sporty’s No Drone Zone sign alerts drone pilots that the area is off limits to their drones. [Read more…]
The FAA has never shown interest in the airspace below the top of the 100-plus-foot tall evergreen trees that surround my home. They’ve never inspected. They’ve never inquired. Nothing.
Why? In part because it isn’t “navigable” airspace.
That all changed when the FAA recently issued an Interim Final Rule that states “anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of a certain weight must register with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry before they fly outdoors.” [Read more…]
Forbes.com is reporting that a lawsuit challenging the new FAA requirement that all unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) must register was filed in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Dec. 24 by a model aircraft enthusiast concerned that the registration rules were illegal. That individual is John A. Taylor, a multi-rotor builder and flyer living in Silver Spring, Maryland, according to a story on Forbes.com. An insurance attorney, Taylor said he expected other hobby groups or drone manufacturers to file suit against the registration rules but when they didn’t, he decided to step up himself. Read the full story here.
The FAA has released the B4UFLY mobile application to the public following an initial beta testing period. [Read more…]