Clark County OH Drone pilot arrested

As reported by the Dayton Daily News… MOOREFIELD TWP, Clark County — A Clark County man flying a drone was arrested Saturday for allegedly hindering the landing of a medical helicopter for a serious accident. Kele M. Stanley, 31, of Moorefield Twp. was arrested Saturday, April 12th, on suspicion of obstructing official business and disorderly conduct. [...]

Is FPV Legal?

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The short answer—yes. Operating recreational unmanned aircraft (model aircraft) using First-Person View (FPV) is legal. The more relevant question may be, “Will it remain legal?” Currently there are no laws or regulations prohibiting the operation of model aircraft using FPV technology, however, in light of some of the anomalous activity displayed on YouTube and several [...]

Letter to FAA-Expedite the Rulemaking Process for UAS Operations

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  AMA and AUVSI lead 33 organizations in calling on FAA to expedite rulemaking for Unmanned Aircraft Systems View full release The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) joined 31 other organizations today to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encouraging the agency to [...]

Canon to host 2nd UAS aerial photography symposium – 4/12

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Aerial acquisition is not only growing in popularity amongst broadcast, commercial and theatrical production, but also in the world of sports and science. The flexibility of mulitrotors and similar aircraft are allowing for a new perspective from events and nature that was not easily attained in the past. Capturing a home run or touch down [...]

U.S. falling behind in global UAS integration

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As reported by Joan Lowy of The Associated Press… U.S. lags as commercial drones take off around the globe FAA officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft. Read the complete story in the March 16th [...]

Support the EAA/AOPA intiative: Third Class Medical Legislation

LEARN MORE ON EAA BLOG POST: http://www.eaa.org/news/2014/2014-03-11_us-senate-introduces-ga-pilot-protection-act-companion-to-house-bill.asp RALLY CONGRESS: http://govt.eaa.org/14781/support-general-aviation-pilot-protection-act/ LETTER TO EAA MEMBERS: Dear EAA Member, It is time for you to act in support of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA). Send a customizable message with our Rally Congress tool, or you can write, call, or email your Congressional delegation today and [...]

Press Release – FAA Statement (FAA v. Pirker)

FAA Press Release March 7, 2014 Contact: Kristie M. Greco Phone: (202) 267-3883 WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a notice appealing a decision by an NTSB Administrative Law Judge in the civil penalty case, Huerta v. Pirker. “The FAA is appealing the decision of an NTSB Administrative Law Judge to the full National [...]

NTSB judge rules FAA ban on commercial UAS/Drones unenforceable

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Quad copter flown at the International Consumer Electronics Show, 1/8/2014 (AP Photo/Jae C Hong) In a ruling late Thursday, 3/6, NTSB Administrative Law Judge Patrick Geraghty ruled that the FAA policy banning the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft is “non-binding”, hence unenforceable. The judge found that the policy wasn’t written as part of a formal [...]

AMA Receives Clearance for Monster Energy Jet Jam.

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Working closely with the FAA and United States Secret Service, the AMA was able to get special authorization to allow the Monster Energy Jet Jam to continue as planned this weekend, February 15 and 16. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) issued yesterday due to President Obama’s visit to Palm Springs would have disrupted the event. [...]

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