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BTS on Casey Neistat Flying from a Drone

Posted by Adele Scholl on 12/21/2016
After Watching Casey Neistat flying from a drone, I was left with a lot of questions. Was this real? This certainly did not happen in the US. Watch the BTS footage to learn how it was accomplished.

The FAA released an Amendment to your Section 333 Exemption.

Posted by Gowdy Brothers Aerospace on 12/12/2016
November 14, 2016, the FAA issued an amendment letter and attached it to your docket on November 18, 2016, amending your Section 333 exemption.

Important - FAA regulations state you must carry this new amendment with you during all Section 333 Commercial UAS flights.

NY works with NASA to develop UAS traffic management system

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/25/2016
NY works with NASA to develop UAS traffic management system
NASA's concept for a UTM System would safely manage diverse UAS operations in the airspace above buildings and below crewed aircraft operations in suburban and urban areas.  Photo:  NASA AMES Research Center

The state of New York last week announced that it’s investing $30 million to develop a 50-mile flight traffic management system between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, one of six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Certificate of Waiver, issued in accordance with 14 CFR 107.200, must provide justification that the operation can be safely

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/11/2016
Certificate of Waiver, issued in accordance with  14 CFR 107.200,  must  provide justification that the operation can be safely
An application for a Certificate of Waiver, issued in accordance with 14 CFR 107.200, must provide justification that the operation can be safely conducted by satisfying the performance based standards listed below.

Introducing the Movi Pro

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/2/2016

BYU prof one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

Posted by Adele Scholl on 10/12/2016
BYU prof one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

Todd Hollingshead

In a video recently recorded by BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke, a dog lays in front of the ruins of a house in the Italian mountains. Franke surmises the dog’s owners may have lived there before the devastating earthquake on Aug. 24.

While rescue efforts for the lethal 6.2 magnitude quake are over now, Franke was there for another reason: He was one of four U.S. professors invited to a special geotechnical engineering reconnaissance mission to learn how the earthquake impacted ancient and modern infrastructure.


CNN Receives FAA Approval to Fly UAS Over People in the United States

Posted by CNN on 8/30/2016
CNN Receives FAA Approval to Fly UAS Over People in the United States
CNN announces today that it has become the first organization to be granted a waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over people in the United States.

NWMT Fair Drone Racing, Kalispell, Montana 8/19/20/2016

Posted by Adele Scholl on 8/12/2016
NWMT Fair Drone Racing, Kalispell, Montana 8/19/20/2016
Introducing the 1st Annual Drone Racing at NWMT Fair 8/19/20/2016

DJI And uAvionix To Release ADS-B Collision Avoidance Developer Kit

Posted by Press on 8/4/2016
DJI And uAvionix To Release ADS-B Collision Avoidance Developer Kit
DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, and uAvionix Corporation, manufacturer of drone and aircraft collision avoidance technology, announcedWednesday they will collaborate on an ADS-B based collision avoidance developer kit to help integrate drones into the national airspace system and help keep America’s skies safe.
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