AOPA Calls for Tough Penalties Against UAV Pilots

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By Stephen Pope AOPA is urging the FAA to take steps to address the safety risks of small recreational UAVs, including stipulating penalties for pilots who operate them recklessly. The association made the recommendation yesterday in prepared comments at a House…

Draft rule for unmanned aircraft systems nears release

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BY ELWOOD BREHMER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE The Federal Aviation Administration continues to revise interim unmanned aircraft regulations as it drafts the final set of rules for the rapidly emerging technology. The FAA granted requests across the country Dec. 10…

Website for Oregon’s UAS (Drone) Test Ranges Up and Running

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The website for Oregon’s test-flight ranges for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, also called commercial drones) is up and running. The site – at http://uastestranges.soaroregon.com - provides comprehensive information on the state’s three test ranges at Pendleton, Tillamook, and Warm Springs, where UAS…

FAA Grants Five More Commercial UAS Exemptions

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology. The four companies that received exemptions want…