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British Columbia Becomes Latest Province to Ban Drones in Hunting

British Columbia has made it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone - or use data obtained by a drone - while...

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

House, Senate Come to Agreement on FAA Reauthorization

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

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...

FAA Offers Study Guide for Commercial UAS Operator Test

Want to prepare for your upcoming remote pilot certificate exam? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has compiled a list of sample questions to be...

Drone Bill Targeting ‘High-Tech Peeping Toms’ Moves Forward in Pa.

In an effort to "keep up with today's technology," Rep. Jeff Pyle is looking to bring criminal penalties upon UAS operators who knowingly conduct surveillance on private property.

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