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  1. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  6. 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
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    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...
  8. 787steve


    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...
  9. 51 Drones

    FAA Regulations for Hobbyists - The Latest.

    You know I love self-promoting guys. ;) But it's valuable stuff. Check it out.
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    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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
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    Hollywood Sign & The Burbank Airport (BUR)

    The Hollywood Sign is 4.69 miles away from the BUR airport. I called the phone number listed on the Airmap app and was connected to the tower with outbound voicemail that said, "if you are a drone pilot asking for permission, consider it refused." Yikes... seems a bit harsh and against the...
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    Heliport & Air Park Regulations and Q's

    Hello everyone, I'm brand new to this forum and also brand new to drones. I recently purchased a DJI Mavic Pro and I have a bunch of questions. I'm aware that you need to notify (not get permission) airports and heliports if you're going to be flying within a 5 mile radius. My question is: When...
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    First run in with the police.

    As a responsible drone pilot, I checked with all local and federal laws prior to taking flight. While In flight a local police officer took it upon himself to make the decision that I was to close to the airport. I tried to explain that I was below the altitude limit....way below and that the...
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    I cant get in to my FAA sign in!! ?

    I registered with the FAA for personal drone registration back in Jan 2016 when they were doing that free registration deal. I have all my info to fly and have been using that but every now and then I like to go back into sites that I have registered at to make sure everything is correct. This...