Author: Rich Hanson

FAA ‘looking into’ $10K fine for drone recording of tornado disaster area

As reported on… The Federal Aviation Administration, already facing criticism from private drone operators, has launched an investigation into drone use in the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes that swept across the southeastern United States. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Tuesday that the FAA has initiated a probe into the use of […]

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MAAC Outraged… Unacceptable behavior endangering lives and the future of the hobby

In an article reported by Larry Pynn of The Vancouver Sun… Transport Canada and RCMP investigate ‘unmanned air vehicle’ close to commercial flights Transport Canada and the RCMP are investigating videos posted on YouTube showing an “unmanned air vehicle” flying near Vancouver International Airport (less than 1.5 miles from the […]

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Texas EquuSearch petitions the court to reverse FAA’s ban on volunteer UAS Search & Rescue operations

In a letter to FAA Acting Chief Council Marc L. Warren, Texas EquuSearch (TES) of Dickinson, TX requested the agency to reverse its directive ordering the organization to cease its use of radio-controlled unmanned aircraft in their volunteer search & rescue operations. (See the update below… April 21, In the […]

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