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Tag Archives: Drones

AMAZON AND UAV’S

FAA cleared Amazon to begin using #drones for a limited number of outdoor test purposes Thursday. The FAA rolled out its set of regulations on commercial drones in February, following several delays. Under those rules, drones need to stay within 500 feet of the ground, cannot fly faster than 100 miles per hour, and must remain… read more

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DRONE SURVEY

A new Reuters survey finds 42% of respondents oppose private ownership of drones or UAVs, suggesting they prefer restricting them to officials or experts trained in safe operation. Another 30 percent said private UAV ownership was fine, and 28 percent were not sure.

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DRONES FOR XMAS

Santa Claus may travel on a reindeer-powered sleigh, but he’s expected to deliver a ton of high-flying drones this week to teenagers and other amateur aviators, which is making for an anxious yuletide season at the Federal Aviation Administration.

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FAA DRONE RULES SOON

Published reports say the FAA will unveil its new rules for commercial drone operations, but it’s likely to disappoint proponents of the technology.  One of the proposed rules requires commercial operators to have a pilot’s license. The agency also plans to group all drones weighing less than 55 pounds under one set of rules. That… read more

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UAV RULING

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that drones are aircraft and subject to existing aviation laws, affirming the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulatory power over the fast-emerging industry. Attorney Brendan Schulman told the Wall Street Journal the scope of the ruling is “narrowly limited.”

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FAA & DRONES

 The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to approve the use of drones by movie makers, a step toward broad commercial use of the technology for chores that could include scouting crops and spraying herbicides.

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FAA DRONE RULES

Attorney Brendan Schulman told participants at this week’s Precision Aerial Ag Show that he’s looking for a big player to force the FAA to write reasonable rules about commercial drone use. Today, Amazon requested permission from the FAA to test drone deliveries just outside of Seattle. It doesn’t get bigger than that. Check our story… read more

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