Toy or Tool: How Are We Representing What We Fly?

sUAS in the air

By Brandon Guillot, RPC, MAS

A common way that I open presentations to manned pilots, airport personnel, and other decision makers is to point out that the Federal Aviation Administration has classified sUAS as “aircraft” as of 2012. While this sometimes brings out skepticism or laughs, it helps to point out that this classification allows the FAA to have control over the regulation, certification, and even protection of these aircraft.

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FAA Restrictions on Drone Flights over U.S. Landmarks

Drone Pilots not to fly over Statue of Liberty

If you were thinking of taking some drone footage above Hoover Dam or the Statue of Liberty, you should be aware of the drone flight restrictions that were put into effect on October 5, 2017 for 10 major U.S. landmarks.

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Why You Need to Follow These “Do’s and Don’ts” of Drone Flying

Drone being controlled by smart phone

Flying drones safely is more important than ever before. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made tighter standards in both hobby and commercial drone flying to ensure the safety of bystanders, as well as other aircraft, buildings, and birds. Knowing the basics when it comes to flying drones saves one’s energy, money and time and protects everyone involved. Read more

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