Will the Drone Please Take the Stand

A guest post by Travis Moran In my last article, The Counter Drone Conundrum, I introduced the issues surrounding detection and mitigation of UAS to protect people and critical infrastructure. I focused...

The Continuing Importance of Standards to UAS Adoption

                            In the Summer of 2017, Dr. Arif Emre Erkoca asked me to do an interview about standards for a special edition of EV Magazine he was producing for InterDrone 2017. The...

The FAA Says AMA Membership Is NOT Required To Fly Your Model!

Good news! Flying your drone recreationally under the “model aircraft” rules just got a lot easier and a bit less expensive. While the AMA is telling people that you have to...

Interview With Chris Korody About The 2017 UAV Implementation Survey

Enrico: One thing I want to talk about a little bit here, Christopher, is your 2017 Commercial UAV Implementation Survey. What is this survey, what is your purpose? Chris: I have a background...

336: The Great Model Airplane Conundrum

Guest Post by Jim Williams, former Manager of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office On Valentine’s day in 2012, President Obama signed into law the FAA Modernization and Reform Act...
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A UAS Pilot’s Guide To (Not) Talking To The Tower – June 2017 update

  If you have somehow found your way here looking for clarity... As of June, 2017: If you are a hobbyist (model) you need to contact the airport if you are within...

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