Category: Airspace

AMA Reacts to President Obama: More Regulation Wouldn’t Have Prevented White House “Drone” Incident

DC Airspace is Already Heavily Regulated, Community-based Programming is Key to Safe and Responsible Flying Contact: Charlotte McCoy (202) 777-3509 MUNCIE, Ind. —The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the world’s largest model aviation association, today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s comments calling for more regulation […]

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FAA Official Refuses To Give Date For UAV Rule

By Tom Curry Posted at 7 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2015 House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith tried hard at a hearing Wednesday to get the Federal Aviation Administration to say when it will issue its rule on commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicle. But James Williams, the FAA official in charge of integrating […]

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AMA Opposes Legislation to Restrict Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Use in New York City

  MODEL AIRCRAFT COMMUNITY TO COUNCIL: DON’T GROUND OUR HOBBY IN NYC Academy of Model Aeronautics Opposes Legislation to Restrict Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Use in New York City For Immediate Release: January 7, 2015 Contact: Marian Kerr (202) 777-3509 NEW YORK – Today the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sent […]

Continue reading Drone Fear and the FAA Ban on Model Aircraft Near Stadiums Context for the CTO, CIO, CISO and Data Scientist By SeanLawson On October 27, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a newNotice to Airmen (NOTAM) that bans the use of “unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft” near stadiums. The move comes in the wake of a number ofreports worldwide, including within the […]

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FORBES: Senator Feinstein Now Using Safety Concerns To Target The Drone Industry

Gregory S. McNeal Contributor Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced today that she plans to introduce legislation to codify and expand the moratorium on civilian drones.  Feinstein, who is well known for her opposition to drones, is premising her legislation on alleged safety concerns — she previously used alleged privacy concerns to justify her […]

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FAA List Of Reported Drone Incidents Indicates A Problem. But It’s Not What You Think.

John Goglia FORBES Contributor The FAA’s list of 194 drone sightings reported to it this year were obtained by the New York Times and published yesterday.  Contrary to what one would expect from all the media hype about the risks posed to manned aircraft by today’s popular quadcopters, the FAA’s list of sightings does […]

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