The three-day event is a “whole family” experience featuring opportunities to learn about, fly and buy model aircraft and drones, according to AMA officials. [Read more…]
RENO, Nevada — Flirtey, a drone delivery service, reports it completed 77 autonomous drone deliveries in November to customer homes in the United States.
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…]
ORLANDO, Florida — The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has launched an online training course to teach drone enthusiasts how to fly safely and minimize risk.
The course, known as SAFEGUARD, is a self-paced online course that is approximately one hour in length, and covers safety topics, including understanding airspace, identifying and avoiding hazards, weather effects on drones, planning safe flights, current FAA rules and regulations, and much more. [Read more…]
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — As the world governing body for all air sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is responsible for world drone sports.
As part of its work in this area, FAI has established a Working Group on matters related to drones, comprised of members of the FAI Executive Board and the executive of the Aeromodelling Commission, as well as senior FAI officials. [Read more…]
The Centaur optionally piloted DA-42 aircraft (OPA) flew above the expedition area in a predetermined flight pattern to help scientists onboard the OCEARCH ship target identify and track the location of the sharks in real time. [Read more…]
As part of an effort to evaluate technologies that can be used to safely detect unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) around airports, the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are conducting drone-detection research during the week of Nov. 16, 2016, in the vicinity of Denver International Airport. [Read more…]
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma House Bill 2599, which restricts the flight of unmanned aircraft over locations and businesses that are considered critical infrastructure, goes into effect Nov. 1, 2016. [Read more…]