FAA Regulations
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2018 Updates To FAA Drone Regulations

Drone regulation is an ever-evolving subject. For every new opportunity and piece of tech that comes along, there are questions over correct practice and uniformity in laws. The FAA continues to update its guidelines and amendments to cover new rules and restrictions as they come into place. At the same time, bodies such as the ULC attempt to challenge current legislation over privacy concerns.

What is clear and legal today may, at some point in the future, alter and become illegal. That is why it is important that all drone owners and operators keep up with current rules, trends, and amendments. The more that drone operators know, the easier it is to stay compliant and work without concerns.

There are three major factors to consider right now with the state of FAA  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drone regulations in 2018. They are as follows:

  1. The current rules and regulations on the basic flight as detailed by the FAA
  2. New challenges by the ULC over airspace ownership and aerial trespass
  3. Issues of national security and restrictions around military sites

Some of these regulations are set in stone and operators must adhere to them at all times, whatever the purpose of the flight. Other amendments are a little more fluid and pertain to specific sites. Then there are the legal challenges that may or may not affect drone laws in the future. It is a complicated mix of issues. But, drone users that keep up with these trends and alterations should have few issues. Read More

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

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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