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    New Law Would Give Feds the Right to Shoot Down Your Drone

    Buried in an FAA bill that comes to the House floor Wednesday is language that lets the FBI and DHS shoot down “credible threats.” New law would give feds the right to shoot down private drones in U.S. “But critics say the language in the bill doesn't define credible threats or areas where...
  2. M

    Reckless drone flights posted on Facebook. Report?

    So I recently got my part 107 to offer professional photographery services for businesses. Being aware of these regulations I start to see all sorts of drone videos in my feed that include: aerial footage of a forest fire, a video labeled "here's *town name* from 1500 feet, and flights GPS...
  3. P

    Flying in NYC & NJ

    Hello fellow pilots ! I will be visiting NYC for a week and would love to take some amazing shots of lower manhattan. From what I've googled so far I understand it's almost impossible to legally fly. Due to NYC restriction which forbids any drones in the whole NYC. However there are countless...
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    Fake Drone Registration Schemes - DON'T GET RIPPED!!

    Rant Friday. I hate people getting Ripped off! So US Drone owners need to avoid sites that "HELP" you register your UAS Drone. Already UK Done Flyers are being targeted by "PRE-REGISTRATION"... DON'T.. There is no registration scheme yet. It won't be launched til 30th November 2019! FAA Link...
  5. CanyonRunVideos

    Press Release – FAA Statement – Federal vs. Local Drone Authority

    On June 20, 2018, The F.A.A. dispatched an immediately press release regarding "F.A.A. vs. Local Drone Authority". Press Release – FAA Statement–Federal vs. Local Drone Authority This F.A.A. press release statement says that NO STATE, NO COUNTY, NO CITY or local governments are permitted to...
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    DJI Go4 App: What height is your drone Really flying at??

    So with new 400ft max coming into force this month for all craft over 250g in weight, got an interesting issue with the Go4app. What height is it actually reading? CAA say 400ft is from the surface. Which one? where the pilot is? Where the craft takes off? Where someone is standing that thinks...
  7. P

    Comprehensive Drone TRAVEL Guide/Tips

    Hi drone enthusiasts! I just made a short-ish light-hearted guide when it comes to travelling and shooting with your drone. I decided to split the tips into phases such as preparation, pre-flight and flight to make the content more readily digestable. Feel free to share your own tips and...
  8. D

    Getting in trouble with the law

    For the past 6 months of having my drone and flying it legally while traveling around the country, I've done many research prior to launching it just to make sure I'm flying within city, state, and federal regulations. However, when I'm on YouTube or other social media sites, I often see people...
  9. A

    Night Waiver Recommendations

    Hi Guys, I need some help here. My waiver got denied & I thought I was very thorough in my application. Can anyone help point out what I am missing? I'm new to this, constructive feedback only please. Thanks in advance. Part of my drone business includes aerial photography & videography of...
  10. Albatross Aerial Imaging

    Wait time for Part 107 Airspace Authorizations

    Hello All, Has anybody had any recent experience with the FAA in getting a 107 airspace authorization. I have a client that is looking for some photos of their property but it happens to be within a class D. I’m just curious what your wait time was like after submitting the application? Thanks
  11. B

    Flying in Key West and USA in general 2018

    Hi All, I am heading to Key West in a couple of weeks and planning to bring the drone. I know in the past, you had to register with the FAA prior to flying. However, someone mentioned to me that this is no longer necessary if you are just flying for fun. Do I still need FAA approval? Also...
  12. 787steve

    THE RULES!!

    I am a newbie here, and I have been diligently searching for a good explanation of the rules. I see a lot of questionable videos with comments from people as to the legality of the operation. They all state what the rules are, or are not. Often vehemently. But many times they contradict each...
  13. 51 Drones

    FAA Regulations for Hobbyists - The Latest.

    You know I love self-promoting guys. ;) But it's valuable stuff. Check it out.
  14. I

    FAA Drone Registration.... Again

    FAA Drone Registration is back...with immediate effect, if living or visiting the US make sure you register Ridiculous penalties if you don't . ( MOD REMOVED VIDEO AS NOT NEEDED )
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    Airmap .. Submission of notification/authorization request

    I am using Airmap to tell me what the restrictions are around places I intend to fly. However I still have a few question on the use of this app. I am going to throw out a few understandings .. if any of it is wrong, someone please correct me. First.. I fly for fun. Not a commercial flyer. So...
  16. TheAirTrafficPodcast

    The Air Traffic Podcast

    What's up fellow pilots! My partner Chris and I are both Air traffic Controllers that fly drones in our spare time, we started a podcast about ATC but we talk about different topics in the aviation industry. Episode 3 we talk a little about Drones. We hope you enjoy and If you do, please...
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    Will DJI, Verizon control drone skies?

    Rather than build software and develop guidelines themselves, the FAA is relying on private companies — DJI and Verizon among them — to help shape the future of the drone industry. Restrictive drone software in Mavic Pro birds is only the tip of the iceberg. Check out this Marketwatch story for...
  18. FlyLikeMarv

    Clarification regarding FAA licensing..non-commercial

    Just a quick background, I've been a pilot since DJI phantom 3 came out. Went for an upgrade to mavic pro, actually I was one of the first wave that got the mavic when it got released last year. Basically I fly my UAS solely for recreation purpose only, non-commercial. I practice photography as...
  19. EyeInTheBlueSky

    New FAA Rules

    Interesting article about new FAA drone regs in today's Tampa Bay Times. Drones restrictions coming at Tampa Bay area airports
  20. brentmwarren

    droning near a major sporting event - commercial pilots only

    hey guys, So I work only 0.5 miles away from a major league ballpark. Obviously, a TFR will be in place during the games. However, If I take off from my office and remain within a 400ft elevation of the highest point of my office - is that still considered controlled airspace and can I take my...