Citing concern for wildlife, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently voted unanimously to prohibit drones on property controlled by the game commission. In April, the board gave preliminary approval on a proposal to ban the flying of drones over [Read More]
British Columbia has made it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone – or use data obtained by a drone – while they are on a hunting or trapping expedition. The announcement was made today by Steve Thomson, [Read More]
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has “recognized AMA’s role as a community-based organization” and thus confirmed that model aircraft are permitted to fly higher than 400 feet in altitude as long as the [Read More]
On Friday, July 15, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R.636, the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which extends short-term authorization for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and related revenue authorities through Sept. 30, 2017. Last week, [Read More]
After Gov. Gary R. Herbert, R-Utah, issued a call for a special session of the Utah state legislature, lawmakers decided yesterday to green-light a bill that would enhance penalties for flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over wildfires, as well as allow [Read More]
The bill, which includes measures for unmanned aircraft systems, awaits the president’s signature before the FAA’s reauthorization deadline this Friday.
Drone Alliance Europe (DAE) is reiterating its call for a single, fully harmonized and proportionate set of European Union-wide rules on the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). DAE says the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism is currently working [Read More]
Want to prepare for your upcoming remote pilot certificate exam? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has compiled a list of sample questions to be used as a study guide for future commercial drone operators. The FAA says the full Unmanned [Read More]