Content Category: UAV Safety
UAVs Declared Prohibited at Kentucky Derby, Boston Marathon
on April 16, 2015 by print the content item
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are unwelcome at two upcoming public events in the U.S. - the Kentucky Derby and the Boston Marathon. Churchill Downs Racetrack says it is prohibiting remote-controlled aircraft from the Kentucky Derby on May 2 and the Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 1. According to Churchill Downs Racetrack, the addition of UAVs - as well as selfie More
AMA Honored by State Legislature for Drone-Education Efforts
on April 15, 2015 by print the content item
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says it has been recognized by the Alaska state legislature as an official community-based organization. The resolution also applauds AMA's central role in model aircraft and drone education. House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by State Rep. Shelley Hughes, passed the Alaska House in February and was recently approved by the Alaska state Senate. This More
AMA Providing sUAS Online Education with Fly Robotics
on April 09, 2015 by print the content item
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is adding small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) education to its AMA Flight School online learning center by partnering with Fly Robotics. According to AMA, Fly Robotics will be an integral piece of AMA Flight School by serving as the sUAS online course and regional flight school provider. Additionally, Fly Robotics has provided basic safety More
'Unique Insurance Solution' for Drones Launching in Canada
on April 01, 2015 by print the content item
Global Aerospace, a London-headquartered provider of aerospace insurance, has entered into a partnership with Zurich Canada to provide unmanned aerial systems (UAS) underwriting expertise and risk management support to Zurich's customers in Canada. Zurich Canada, a property and casualty insurer, will launch a new drone insurance package, enabling customers to close an important coverage gap for companies already making use More
Airline Pilots to Congress: UAS Integration Must Not Compromise Safety
on March 25, 2015 by print the content item
Having submitted comments for the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security's March 24 hearing on key considerations regarding unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) is speaking out on safety concerns. Capt. Tim Canoll, president of ALPA, says in a statement that the pilot union “recognizes the societal and economic benefits” of More
PrecisionHawk to Work with NASA on UAS Traffic Management System
on March 24, 2015 by print the content item
PrecisionHawk - a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and cloud-based software to collect, manage and analyze aerial data across civilian applications - is joining the NASA collaboration to build a traffic management system for drones. PrecisionHawk and NASA, as well as other partners, will work together to test, on a broader scale, a wide range of UAVs in real-world More
'Unlawful' UAS Flights Under Investigation in Louisiana
on March 19, 2015 by print the content item
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana, along with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), is looking into what it calls unlawful use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The sheriff's office says in a release that it and the JTTF both received calls in reference to a UAS flying over a local area industry. The incidents occurred on March 3 More
White House Quadcopter Crasher Lands No Charges
on March 18, 2015 by print the content item
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia will not pursue criminal charges against the man who lost control of a drone that landed on the grounds of the White House on Jan. 26. The decision was made following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and a review of applicable law. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun More
Broad UAS Ban Enacted in Prep for Masters Tournament
on March 18, 2015 by print the content item
In preparation for the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga., commissioners have declared much of the city a no-drone zone. According to a report from WRDW, city commissioners voted on March 17 to outlaw unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from any “populated areas” from April 2-13. The vote was unanimous.The ban includes not only areas near public buildings (e.g., schools) More
No Drones Allowed at Austin's SXSW Festival
on March 13, 2015 by print the content item
There is a ban on drones at the upcoming 2015 South By Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Chaotic Moon Studios, a creative technology studio in Austin, Texas, is expressing its disappoint over the drone ban.The company's newest drone, Tyrone, which can tag a wall with spray paint, accost onlookers with silly string or deter attackers with a three-foot More
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Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

Yes; a UAS is a drone.
No; it gives the technology a negative connotation.
No opinion; it's not important what they are called.

Total Votes: 231
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