Wednesday, October 21, 2015

US DOT Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

Source: US Department of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Secretary Foxx directed the group to deliver its report by Nov. 20

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Sophisticated FAA Investigation That Led to the Largest Drone Fine Ever

Class B airspace refers to airspace within a few miles of a major airport and it is both dangerous and illegal to fly a UAS in that airspace.

Source: VICE Motherboard

Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration hit a Chicago-based aerial photography company with an unprecedented $1.9 million fine for flying drones unsafely over the course of some 65 unauthorized flights in crowded airspace. For many drone pilots, the news was unexpected and raised two important questions: How did the FAA conduct its investigation, and are there more fines coming?