UAV Safety

FAA Changes Tone in Latest ‘Drone Sightings’ Report

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its latest report on “potential encounters” with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as reported by pilots, air traffic...

Seattle Court Orders Jail Time for ‘Reckless Endangerment’ Drone Incident

Judge Willie Gregory of the Seattle Municipal Court has sentenced the owner of an aerial photography company to 30 days in jail for “reckless...

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Further Embraces UAS Community

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a general aviation group that has been around since 1939, is further embracing the unmanned aircraft systems...

Drone-Detection Software Company Inks Investment, Notes Milestones

Dedrone, a developer of software to detect unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) near critical infrastructure, has secured another investment, which the company will use to...

National Association of Tower Erectors Releases Another UAS Guide

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) has released the second edition of its safety resource for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations for vertical...

As Usual, Super Bowl Area is Strict No-Drone Zone

As in years past, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding the public that the airspace around NRG Stadium in Houston for this year’s...

Juniper Unmanned Teams up for Drone Financing and Insurance Packages

Golden, Colo.-based Juniper Unmanned Inc., a provider of training and support for commercial drone operators, has partnered with Ascentium Capital LLC and Airsure Ltd. to...

California Police Arrest UAS Operator Near Helicopter Rescue

Police in Pacifica, Calif., recently arrested a man for allegedly flying an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) near the scene of a helicopter rescue and...

uAvionix Developing Dime-Size ADS-B Receiver for UAS

Palo Alto, Calif.-based uAvionix Corp. has developed and tested a dime-size automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receiver for consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).Weighing less than...

Detect-and-Avoid UAS System Successfully Trialed Beyond Line of Sight

Oklahoma City-based Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight testing of its new FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid (DAA) system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The tests...

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