What Does Registration Really Mean for Hobby Drone Pilots?

Drone Enthusiast Laura Greene of Boise, Idaho, offers her take on the required registration of hobbyist sUAS (Drones). Thanks Laura! On Monday, December 14, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that all unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds would be required to be registered with the government. Of course, this didn’t[…]

UAS Registration: Legal & Important

Unmanned Aircraft Registration – Why it is Legal and Why it is Important On November 11th, 2015 a DJI Phantom 3 crashed into the Ferris Wheel shown to the left. The aircraft fell from over 200 feet, smashed through a plastic picnic table. It didn’t injure anyone, but property damage was incurred as a direct result[…]

Removing the Anonymity – The Biggest Trend in Tech Hits Drones

Drone Registry Announcement The Drone-o-sphere has been abuzz this week with the Department of Transportation announcement regarding the new Drone registry for all unmanned aircraft systems. To be MORE precise, this system is for all drones that meet certain criterion as of yet undefined. It’s interesting to see the tacit embracing of AUVSI, AMA, HAI,[…]

Born of Frustration: The Safe Skies Act of 2015

Frustration in the commercial industry, and an inability to get testing done at the FAA UAS test sites, has created a situation in which legislators take on the role of experts. Early this morning, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon (D) and Lisa Murowski of Alaska (R) introduced the Safe Skies for Unmanned Aircraft Act of[…]

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