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Drone Flights Over People – The FAA is too Resrictive

The FAA is working to standardize drone flights over people, which is great news for commercial operators. From a Skyward blog by Matt Fanelli. 4/25/19 In my last article, I gave a quick summary of the notice of proposed rulemaking. … Continue reading

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Digital License Plates for Drones Are Coming

Mariah Scott, the President of Skyward testified before Congress last September making the case for remote identification of drones which can be likened to digital license plates. From the Skyward website. There’s just one problem. Without a system for universal … Continue reading

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Cape Drives FAA Approval of First COA with BVLOS

For some reason this major news item was not picked up by the UAS industry. This is a potential game changer and it says to me that if you can prove your case for BVLOS, as Cape did, that the … Continue reading

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Drone Rules – The FAA is Proposing Changes for Night Flying

If you follow U.S. drone regulations, you’ve probably seen that the FAA has proposed an array of new rules. In this article, I’ll cover the latest notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). Both … Continue reading

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FAA Announces Registration Rules Changes

The FAA announced a small, but important change to the rules concerning the display of your registration number. This is from an article by Matt Fanelli Director of Strategy at Skyward. For more than three years, the FAA has required all … Continue reading

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ARE – AirShark Teams Up With UVM Spatial Analysis Lab

Good friend Jarlath O’Niel-Dunne, the Director of UVM SAL has been promising to write an article for Lidar News. I guess we will have count this blog post on the ARE-AirShark website as his report on UAV operations – for … Continue reading

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State Farm Granted Waivers for BVLOS and OPA

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence State Farm Insurance in conjunction with Virginia Tech/MAAP obtained two impressive waivers. One for operations beyond visual line of sight and the other for flights over populated areas. State Farm was the first insurance … Continue reading

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Part 107 Waivers – Doing it Right the First Time

As my favorite saying goes, “The only problem with doing something right the first time is, no one appreciates how difficult it was.” This certainly applies to Part 107 waivers. Here are some tips from Skyward for submitting a successful … Continue reading

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AUVSI Launches TOP – Trusted Operator Program for UAS

AUVSI has now given unmanned aircraft systems operators a way to increase their safety and boost their standing in the marketplace through today’s launch of the new Trusted Operator Program, or TOP. Interest in becoming a commercial drone operator has … Continue reading

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Drone Training

I don’t usually find a company that I can blog about on ABC’s Shark Tank, but DARTdrones is one I think you might want to make note of. DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support … Continue reading

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