King Schools has released Version 2.0 of its Drone Pilot License Test Prep Course.
A new analysis released by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) of the 1,270 new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sightings reported by the FAA earlier this year found that the vast majority of these sightings are just that — sightings.
When releasing the latest data, the FAA specifically stated that no collision between civilian aircraft and a civilian drone operator has been confirmed. [Read more…]
The FAA has restricted drone operations over 133 military bases. [Read more…]
The Unmanned Safety Institute, a provider of career and technical education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in being professional remote pilots, has launched a workforce development initiative in conjunction with high schools and colleges throughout the United States.
The program provides teacher credentialing and all course materials, including a 400-page academic textbook, to secondary educational institutions throughout the United States. [Read more…]
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released a report that finds nearly 90% of the waivers granted by the FAA under Part 107 went to small businesses.
According to the report, most of the waivers allow businesses to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at night, which is not permitted under the current rule. The report also finds that businesses in 44 states received waivers in the first six months since the rule took effect. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has launched a new line of membership options for drone pilots.
Opening up the association to drone pilots is “a key part of an ongoing effort to unite manned and unmanned pilots for the common purpose of safe integration of all users,” AOPA officials said. [Read more…]
Registration is underway for the 2017 UAS Symposium scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, from March 27 to 29, co-sponsored by the FAA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). [Read more…]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond line-of-sight flight testing of its new FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid collision avoidance system for unmanned aircraft at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
The tests demonstrated the system’s ability to provide beyond line-of-sight flight safety for both small and mid-sized unmanned aircraft to help comply with FAA regulations and integrate drones into the national airspace, company officials report. [Read more…]