sUAS NPRM Draft Advisory Circular (HIDDEN TREASURE)

Could there have been a sexier title? I don’t think so. For all those out there who have yet to see the draft AC for Part 107, let me say… it’s quite good. It can also be found here as part of the docket. Huzzah! If you haven’t read it yet, go read it now.[…]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems from 3 Perspectives: The Entrepreneur, Regulator & Educator

UAS are moving faster than anyone guessed. Trade show goers, tech promoters, inventors, and the military may have had the best insight in the beginning, but now it is up to the entrepreneurs, the tech developers, the investors, and the visionaries to embrace unmanned systems. The promise and the problem that UAS presents is simply[…]

Designing Best Practices in Unmanned Aircraft -or- How to Avoid Hurting Someone

A Sunny Afternoon and One More Reckless Flight We faced the roaring waves, surrounded by the imp like laughter of chattering dogs and half-naked pet owners flinging about bits of wood, treats, tennis balls, and one-another. The dogs jumped, the people bobbled, and the heat-wave weather of a So-Cal Long Beach day invited us into[…]

Drones in Hollywood! SMS in UAS!

It has been a lot of hard work, but today it was all worth it when the Section 333 exemptions were granted to the MPAA endorsed Drone filming applications. Where many of the voices in the United States thought the process to be dead, to be simply an excuse to prevent regulations for drones, my[…]