Policy & Regulations


UAS Stakeholders Push Trump for Government, Industry Collaboration

In a letter to President Donald Trump, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) stakeholders, including manufacturers, business users and government officials, are urging the creation of...
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Yes, You Really Need to be FAA-Certified to Commercially Fly sUAS

People often pose the question, “What will happen if I get caught flying a commercial drone without a Remote Pilot Certificate?” This is a...

AUVSI’s Wynne Named to FAA Management Advisory Council

Brian Wynne, CEO of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), has been named as one of seven new members of the Federal...
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FAA Prohibits Drones at 10 DOI Landmarks

Representing the first time it has placed airspace restrictions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) landmarks, the Federal...

Massachusetts Judge Sides With Drone Operator in Federal Preemption Case

In a landmark case addressing the long-standing argument of federal preemption and local authorities’ power when it comes to drone regulations, a Newton, Mass.,...

What to Keep in Mind When Creating a Local Drone Ordinance

The Association of California Cities – Orange County (ACC-OC), a nonprofit group dedicated to representing the interests of 34 cities in Orange County, has...

Wanted: Members for UAS Advisory Board in Chaffee County, Colo.

The Chaffee County, Colo., board of county commissioners is seeking members to serve on its drone advisory board, which was formed to "provide advice...

City of Raleigh Mulls Significant UAV Ban in Parks

The City of Raleigh, N.C., is considering new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) rules that would drastically limit recreational operations in public parks.In a recent...

Florida Enacts Law Prohibiting Local Drone Ordinances

Bills seeking to bring more control to local authorities on the regulation of drones have popping up in recent times, but a new law...

FAA’s New UAS Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given a brief update on the first meeting of the newly established UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking...

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