What’s up with the AUVSI?

Including my tenure as Silicon Valley Chapter President (A Nostalgic Retrospective) When I took over the Silicon Valley chapter, it was about 5 or 6 people sitting around voting on what type of pizza we wanted for the next meeting. The only perk on the deal was that we would meet at the flight ops […]

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BMFA – Update on changes to UK regulations

The recent 2018 amendments to the Air Navigation Order will come into effect on the 30th July, making it illegal to operate any unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) above 400ft. The UK model flying associations (BMFA, SAA, LMA & FPVUK) have been working in close collaboration in ongoing negotiations with the Department for Transport (DfT) and […]

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Promoting Safety in Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Aviators Code Initiative and University Aviation Association

In an effort to address safety concerns arising from the widespread use of small unmanned aircraft, the Aviators Code Initiative (formerly the Aviators Model Code of Conduct Initiative) and the University Aviation Association released guidance aimed at advancing safety, airmanship, and professionalism among UAS pilots and operators. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilots Code (UASPC) is […]

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Just Say No to Backroom Drone Deals

The Backroom Drone Deals Are No Bueno Everyone associated with the airspace integration effort is in strong agreement that what this industry needs is more education! It is with that in mind that I write this piece. We are building a legacy as a commercial community, and one day our future operators will ask, how […]

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Drone User Group Network proposed changes to FAA Reauthorization Bills

A community-based organization (“CBO”) that represents close to 25,000 drone users, the Drone User Group Network (“DUGN”) proposed changes to both the House and Senate versions of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bills that will help spur innovation, preserve the privacy of the public, preserve the privacy of drone users, and enhance the efficiency […]

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