U.S. UAS Airspace Integration Stumbling Blocks

1. Empirical knowledge has taken a backseat to self-aggrandizing. 2. FAA is not using the scientific method 3. Manned interests “feelings” (AOPA, ALPA, HAI) 4. DOD vendors...

Moonshots and Unicorns

So, what should we expect now that Google has joined the fray with delivery drones and the UAV Coalition? Confirmation of (more) interest in...

FAA Acting Administrator Huerta Says No To Small Business, Academia and the End-User UAS...

In the May 15, 2012 letter from Congresswomen Matsui addressed Mr. Huerta it clearly reiterates (attached) “My office has been contact by members of the...

More Shenanigans from the FAA

Just got word back for my local House member’s office. It appears that they are sticking with the party line that manufacturers of small...

FAA Makes Progress with UAS Integration

For more than five decades, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has compiled a proven track record of introducing new technology and aircraft safely into...

The RCAPA Response to FAA Test Center RFC (Request For Comments)

Below the requested comments submitted on behalf of the membership of the Remote Control Aerial Photography Associations, and in the best interest of the...

FAA red tape grounds Otter Tail County, Minn.’s drone used for mapping

By: Marino Eccher, Forum Communications Grand Forks Herald FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The foam-and-balsa-wood gizmo sitting idle in the offices of Otter Tail County isn’t exactly...

Pilots: Drones pose major safety threat in civilian air space

BY BOB BREWIN Allowing widespread operation of drones in the United States amounts to a recipe for disaster, military and private pilots told the Federal Aviation...

FAA Releases Lists of Drone Certificates—Many Questions Left Unanswered

This week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finally released its first round of records in response to EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for information on the...

MAPPS Executive director urges commercial UAS approval for aerial operations

DAYTON, Ohio—Speaking at the first annual Ohio UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Conference, held at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, MAPPS Executive Director John...