Drone

The New Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program For Drones

President Trump has a plan to make it much easier to fly commercial drones across the US. He has a vision for a country with a strong, fluid drone networks and drone-based economy. Current FAA laws and regulations mean that this is a long way off.

President Trump’s solution to the current situation is the new Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program. This could shake up aviation and help drone operators and businesses across the nation. This new development will thrill some people, others less so.

What does it all mean for drone operators, developers, and haters over the coming years?

Why has President Trump announced this new program for drone laws and applications?

President Trump released a Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation on October 25th. This document outlines all the guidelines and implications of this new program. It begins with an insight into the reasons for its creation. Read More

Drone Pilot In The US Airforce

Requirements To Be A Drone Pilot In The US Air Force

A career in the armed forces is something that many people consider after high school. Some find themselves drawn to military service from a young age with a desire to serve their country, perhaps due to family ties. Others find their way into the service through other skills and disciplines.

The US Air Force is proud to recruit many different people of different abilities into the service, with a growing range of roles. One area that has grown particularly rapidly is that of drone operations. There are now calls for more trainees and drone pilots in the US Air Force, and it is easier than ever to apply.

However, this line of drone work is not for everyone, and the US Air Force has only just realized the true implications of this form of UAV.

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Laws And Rules For UAV Drones

Important New FAA Rules and Regulations for UAV Drones

UAV drones and other manned crafts are here to stay. They have gained popularity as hobbyist toys and fun gadgets, but also as commercial, high-end tech with industry potential. The growth of drones – both regarding their tech and potential – means a large number of crafts taking to the skies. To fly responsibly require rules and FAA regulations for UAV drones.

The FAA has worked on these laws and regulations for some years, with the latest update in August 2016. They are work in progress, but not something to take lightly. These laws are an important part of drone use because they help to regulate the system and protect users.

These regulations have been in place since 2014 when the National Transportation Safety Board finalized the classification of drones as aircraft. This subsequently meant that all drones are subject to FAA regulations. Those that abide by the rules can fly drones. Those that don’t face fines other penalties. Read More

Drone Insurance

The Importance Of Having Drone Insurance

Some people see drones as nothing more than a bit of fun. They are toys and tools that provide people with entertainment and some aerial footage.

The problem with this idea is that it overlooks the development of these drones as large, dangerous pieces that can fall from the sky. This is a heavy piece of machinery with a series of rotors – 4 spinning blades on the fastest quadcopters – that can do some damage.

There are some important areas of insurance coverage to look at here. They include personal injury, property, privacy torts and general liability insurance.

The FAA has guidelines in place to stop drone users from getting into too much trouble and ensure that the device is under control.

Drones of a certain size can only be flown with the right training and a license. Those operators then need to make sure that they keep the drone in view at all times, without going too far or too high.

Naturally, it is common sense for operators to avoid power lines, buildings and build up areas. Also, drones cannot be flown over people for safety reasons. This leads nicely to the first of the key reasons for getting insurance – personal injury. Read More

AUVXI XPONENTIAL 2017

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 –An Event for Drone Lovers

Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as drones are revolutionizing industries from across the board. This has led to some experts asserting that drones are the future.

In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suggested that as many as 600,000 drones would fly commercially in 2017.The Association for Unmanned Systems International (AUVI) is one of the foremost organizations in the drones industry. Read More

Commercial Drone Pilots

The Increasing Demand For Commercial Drone Pilots

Just like automobiles, drones are set to become part of our daily lives, and their application has evolved from military and stretched to other sectors including filming, surveying, and real estate.

As a matter of fact, online stores like Amazon and eBay have pointed to the possibility of using drones to deliver products in the future even though there are no federal laws to govern the use of drones in transportation.

With these emerging opportunities, the need for a qualified drone pilot becomes apparent. Back in 2016, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) released a job listing that required qualified drone pilots who could fly drones less than 55 pounds. Read More

Drone/UAV Training Courses

Before You Start Flying A Drone, Keep These Do’s and Don’ts in Mind

Drone Pilot Training CoursesOwning a drone can be a fun pass time for some individuals, for others, it can be a good way of earn money.

It’s important that professional drone pilots register their UAV and follow the laws that pertain specifically to them. This article includes a list of “do’s and don’ts” when it comes to drone usage. Read More

Drone Training Courses

How Drones Are Being Used in Emergency Response

The latest advances in drone technology may have people viewing UAVs in a brand new light. As new technology usually tends to intimidate people who are not familiar with it, drones are no exception to the rule. Public awareness and drone pilot training are very important.

Citizens are concerned about their privacy being violated, which is a reasonable concern by all means. Thankfully, The FAA has intervened and made laws to protect the public from exploitation via drones.

Another issue is people are afraid of a pilot losing control of a drone and people getting hurt in a crash. This is also understandable. Fortunately, laws are in place that requires all professional drone pilots to complete a course, so they know what they’re doing when they control their UAVs flying through the air. Read More

Drones For Beginners

The Top 5 Beginner Drones for New UAV Pilots (updated for 2016)

Every hobbyist has to start somewhere. If you have a passion for flying drones but don’t yet have the experience, look at buying a beginner drone. It’s necessary that you purchase a UAV that is easy to learn to operate, before graduating to a more complex model.

5 Of The Best Drones For Beginners

The site used to compile this list include Best Drone For The Job, Parrot, DJI.com, Yuneec, Amazon.com. Read More

FAA rules for drone

I’m Not Earning Money. Do I Need to Register My Drone?

The last few years have had an exponential growth in the number of drones flying in the sky for both professional and recreational use.

The massive scale of the drone revolution is only beginning because some estimates indicate that as many as 700,000 drones could be sold in 2016 alone and it`s these kinds of statistics that have the government worried because there have been reports of pilots seeing drones too close to airplanes as well as privacy concerns regarding where drones can be allowed to fly.

These concerns are why the FAA launched a drone registration website on 21st December 2015 to enable easy registration of all unmanned aerial vehicles weighing between 0.55 to 55 pounds. Read More

Drone Pilot Training

Drone Training Programs Are Mandatory For The Public’s Safety

Drone Pilot Training and Education

The use of drones is a controversial issue among citizens because of the drone stereotype of being an instrument used by the government for war purposes. This is not always the case, nor is this the usual use of UAVs.

Nonetheless, reports of an estimated 400 crashes of US military drones since 2001 make citizens fearful about the crash hazard drones can be. Even though none of these reported crashes resulted in any fatalities, some of the crashes could have resulted in death if the drones were to have struck individuals nearby; luckily they did not. Read More

Drones And UAV's

Why 2016 Is The ‘Year of Drones’

2016: The year of the drone

UAV Pilot Training SchoolsThe term UAV stands for unmanned aerial vehicle. Also known as a drone, these pilot-operated flying machines are one of the most talked about technological innovations on the market today.

Recent laws and advances in technology are together making 2016 the year of the drone. Consumers can expect to see some of the following trends in UAVs over the next twelve months: Read More