Policy & Regulations – Page 6

Pennsylvania Game Commission Votes on New Drone Restrictions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 28, 2016

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 Becomes Latest Province to Ban Drones in Hunting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2016

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]

FAA to AMA: Yes, You Can Fly Over 400 Feet

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2016

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]

Obama Signs FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2016

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]

Utah Bill Would Allow Law Enforcement to Shoot Down, Disable UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2016

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]

FAA Extension Bill Gets Green Light from House and Senate, Heads to Obama

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2016

The bill, which includes measures for unmanned aircraft systems, awaits the president’s signature before the FAA’s reauthorization deadline this Friday.

House Unanimously OKs FAA Extension Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization bill, the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which includes unmanned aircraft system provisions and ensures the FAA is funded through Sept. 30, [Read More]

House, Senate Come to Agreement on FAA Reauthorization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2016

Leaders of the House and Senate say the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which includes several drone-related provisions, offers “much-needed stability for our aviation system through September 2017.”

Drone Alliance Europe: We Don’t Want a Patchwork of Rules Either

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2016

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]

FAA Offers Study Guide for Commercial UAS Operator Test

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2016

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]