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A call to arms from the Academy of Model Aeronautics

Ahead of the NPRM the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)  is asking its members to let their voices be heard and at the time of writing 42500 letters have...

Commercial UAS flight to be permitted in the USA by no...

FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 Start logging flight hours and failures and hope to be one of the chosen few allowed to start dipping their toes in the...

Washington Post reports privacy fears over Police sUAS use.

A recent Washington Post article by Peter Finn contains the following statement:- For now, the use of drones for high-risk operations is exceedingly rare. The Federal Aviation Administration -...

The SFAR Part 107 Shades of Things to Come…

Many of you who have had to back off from the day-to-day UAS airspace integration grind, should find the following update of interest. This type of piece is a hard...

FAA, working for the sUAS clampdown?

One of the latest rumors floating around is that come this fall, the FAA has plans to institute some sort of commercial sUAS enforcement program.... three and a half...

Might a technology prize be the key to sUAS sense and...

Many continue to espouse the notion that the solution for the pressing U.S. NAS integration issues lay with finding the FAA more money. Perplexing to me, as the FAA...

Police to fly small drones in USA by Christmas?

A gift for the small unmanned aerial systems industry? The FAA may come to an understanding with the DOJ by Christmas. America lags behind many countries in creating rules and...

Patrick day two AUVSI 10

Man, what a hard day in the exhibit hall. I started the day off with more airspace integration meetings. The meetings went fine and the general consensus is that...

Patrick Egan ARC roundup

For those of you that have followed the saga, some of this may seem repetitive and for those who have not, there may be some enlightenment. Since May, I...