Drone Registration Now Required in U.S.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has instituted a mandatory registration program for owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), more commonly known as drones. Effective December 21, 2015... Read More...
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NTSB Decides FAA Rules Apply to Drones

The FAA appealed a March 2014 National Transportation Safety Board decision that FAA aircraft rules should not apply to unmanned aircraft.  In March 2014, a federal administrative judge dismissed a $10,000 ... Read More...

First Commercial Drone Approved to Fly Over U.S. Land

The first commercial drone was given permission to fly over U.S. land by The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, June 10th. The AeroVironment manufactured drone will be operated by BP to fly over the North Slope in Alaska.

Six States Selected as Drone Research Test Sites

Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia were selected as locations to develop test sites for drones. These states were selected due to their climate, geography and air traffic environments.

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FAA Allows Electronic Devices to be Used Throughout Flight

On Thursday, October 31st, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that passengers will soon be able to use electronic devices like e-readers and tablets throughout the entirety of flights, including takeoff and landing. The new regulations will not lift the ban on cell phone calls during flights.