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‘Know Before You Fly’, An Animation by the FAA About Drone Safety for People Who Receive Unpiloted Aircraft as Gifts

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Know Before You Fly” is an informational animation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about drone safety for people who receive unpiloted aircraft as gifts for the holidays. The video gives operators basic ground rules like keeping the aircraft below 400 feet, away from airports, and within their line of site. The FAA also works in facts […]

Up-Lyft-ing Xmas Tale

This Christmas Eve, if you see a fat man in a sleigh distributing presents, tell him he is in violation of several government regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration is upset

FAA cautions children, real estate agents in drone safety campaign

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has indicated again that it considers real estate photography captured by drones to constitute commercial use of the unmanned aircraft, implicitly reiterating that the practice is illegal without special authorization from the FAA. “Professional real estate or wedding photography”...

FAA's new drone safety campaign reminds you not to be stupid

The Federal Aviation Administration was woefully underprepared for the rise of inexpensive drones, but now the agency is finally stepping up its safety game in preparation for a drone-heavy holiday season. The FAA, together with several unmanned airc...

Don't Strap a Fat Rabbit to Your New Drone (and Other FAA Tips)

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Federal Aviation Administration has an important message: Merry Christmas, don't fly your new drone like an idiot! Read more...

What The FAA Wants You To Know Before You Fly Your Drone

I’m pretty sure there will be more drones sold this Christmas season than ever before. Having more drones in the air, though, also means there is a higher chance for things to go wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership...Show More Summary

How drones changed the way we saw the world in 2014

Drones brought news junkies to new heights in 2014, allowing viewers to experience the scope and scale of international events like never before Although the Federal Aviation Administration has tried to tighten regulations around the...Show More Summary

FAA approves 4 companies to use drones for commercial purposes

Despite recently proposing guidelines that would make it almost impossible for businesses to fly drones for commercial purposes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has suddenly gone and granted permission for four companies to use them. The companies, Trimble Navigation Limited, … Continue reading ?

Another four US companies granted approval for commercial drone use

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In another small, but promising step toward the adoption of commercial drones in the US, the Federal Aviation Administration has granted exemptions to four companies that clear their unmanned aircraft systems for takeoff... ContinueShow More Summary

FAA to Ease (a little) Its System for Reporting Tower Light Outages

But the FCC isn’t planning to give tower owners much slack as a result. If you’re responsible for a tower subject to lighting requirements imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration, your life may be getting a bit easier early next year. Show More Summary

The Government Admits Drone Rules Won't Be Ready Until at Least 2017

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It looks like we'll have to wait a few more years before order can be restored to a sky increasingly full of drones. Despite having set a deadline for September 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration admitted it's going to take even longer than expected to finish its rules for commercial drones. Show More Summary

The FAA won’t make up its mind on drone rules until 2017 — at the earliest

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration missed a key deadline for developing rules for small commercial drones. That failure has infuriated businesses that want to test and use drones for delivering goods, monitoring crops and doing other awesome things. Some have even threatened to move their drone research overseas if they can't get permission to operate […]

Commercial Drone Use Approved for Four Companies

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it will allow four companies to use drones that weigh less than 55 pounds for commercial use. The four companies--Trimble Navigation Ltd., VDOS Global LLC, Clayco Inc and Woolpert Inc.--say...Show More Summary

Banning Drones Won't Solve the Problem

The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a report detailing more than 190 safety incidents involving drones and commercial aircraft. In response, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has vowed to push legislation that would crack down on the commercial use of drones, also called Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Show More Summary

AMAZON THREATENS U.S. GOVERNMENT over drone testing. “Amazon has warned America’s Federal Aviation

AMAZON THREATENS U.S. GOVERNMENT over drone testing. “Amazon has warned America’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it will move its drone research programme outside the US if the company is stopped from testing its unmanned aircraft. The e-commerce giant is currently trying out its dones in the UK, and recently placed job adverts for pilots, […]

U.K. Amazon customers may get drone delivery ahead of the U.S.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard a peep from Jeff Bezos, regarding his plans to deliver Amazon packages by drone — and now we know why: he’s busy battling the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the use of unmanned aircraft. … Read more ›

Amazon To Feds: We'll Move Drone Research Overseas If We Can't Do Outdoor Tests

Amazon sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration warning that it would move more of its drone research outside the United States if it wasn't allowed to do more testing. Amazon is currently testing its delivery drones, which it hopes will eventually be able to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less, in the United Kingdom. Show More Summary

NPPA Hires Firm to Lobby FAA Over Drone Regulations

The Hill reports, the National Press Photographers Association has hired the law firm of Holland & Knight to lobby the Federal Aviation Administration over drone use for journalists. The photojournalist group has hired two former House...Show More Summary

Probe blames Boeing and FAA for 787 Dreamliner battery fire

Missteps by Boeing Co. and the Federal Aviation Administration led to a fire aboard a 787 Dreamliner nearly two years ago that was parked at a gate at Boston's Logan International Airport, national safety officials concluded in a report Monday.

FAA’s tough drone rules hold back potentially life-saving applications

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shot down any hope of drones being used for commercial purposes in the forseeable future, in a move that threatens to stifle drone innovation and could even have potentially fatal consequences. Under its … Continue reading ?

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