UAV Safety

FAA Reminds Public of Inauguration Flight Restrictions

It’s probably a no-brainer, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding the public that Washington, D.C., is a strict no-drone zone for this...

FAA Settles $1.9M Civil Penalty Case on ‘Unauthorized’ Drone Ops

Under the terms of the agreement with the agency, Chicago-based aerial photography company SkyPan International will cough up $200,000.

Seattle Court Makes Decision on 2015 Parade Drone Crash

A Seattle Municipal Court jury has convicted an Oak Harbor man of reckless endangerment for losing control of his drone at the Gay Pride...

Amateur Radio Group Voices ‘Urgent Complaint’ to Feds on Drone Transmitters

In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, has targeted the...

Sky-Futures Launches Basic Drone Certification Course in U.K.

Sky-Futures, a global provider of industrial inspection services via unmanned aircraft, is launching a new course that will enable persons and organizations in the U.K....

Mizzou’s Journalism School Establishes its Own Drone Guidelines

The University of Missouri’s School of Journalism recently passed its first set of guidelines for the use of drones for students and staff.According to...

Drones Take the Blame in Another False-Alarm Plane Incident

Following a suspected collision in Mozambique and the subsequent colorful media headlines stating something to the effect of “Drone Hits Plane In Mozambique,” officials reportedly later found no evidence of an unmanned aircraft strike.

Drone-Detection Developer Secures Another Big Investment

Dedrone, developer of the DroneTracker, a platform for the detection of civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has secured a seven-figure investment from Silicon Valley...

Virginia Tech Flies Drones into Crash Test Dummies

Virginia Tech, a longtime unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) researcher and home to one of the federal test sites for the technology, is using dummies...

New Year Reflections: Shhh, Don’t Say ‘Drone’

It's now 2017. Have we gone beyond the days of avoiding the word "drone" - versus "UAS" or "UAV" - in the commercial and civil industry?

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