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 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

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

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