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Trump signs bill reinstating the FAA’s drone registration requirement

Back in late-2015, the Federal Aviation Administration introduced new rules requiring owners of small drones to submit their devices to a database and attach a registration code to the side of the product. In May of this year, a judge in the D.C. Circuit shot the rule down, and the FAA began the process of returning the $5 registration fee. Now the registry is back on, courtesy of a bill signed into law earlier today by President Trump. The reinstated rules were one small piece of the $700 billion National…

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India Ready to Update Drone Laws – and Deal With Any Rogues

India is getting ready to release new regulations to legalize commercial drones – and they are testing anti-drone technologies to deal with any rogues. The Hindustan Times reports that India’s civil aviation ministry will legalize the use of drones in the country by December 31, following a government-mandated period for public comment on the proposal. The proposal looks similar to many internationally, except for the extra restrictions around the country’s border areas. As reported by the Hindustan Times, the proposed regulations allow flight except for: Within an area of 5…

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Drone users face fines, jail terms

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has ordered that all drones must be registered before they can take off again. (Bangkok Post file photo) Owners of all drones must register their devices within 90 days or face up to five years in prison and a 100,000-baht fine. The registration period began on Wednesday. During the process, all non-registered drones must be grounded, according to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) order issued on Wednesday. The NBTC stepped in to regulate drones as they are controlled by communication radio frequencies,…

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Want to fly a drone on public land? Here’s what to know

Drones are more popular than ever before. The small remote-controlled aircraft can take photographs and shoot video and they are getting easier and easier to use. However, drones are also more and more controversial. Critics say their buzzing propellers are an unwelcome intrusion in wild lands that are meant to feel remote and natural. New York State is now trying to figure out when and where these tiny aircraft should be allowed on public lands. New presence buzzing overhead This summer on the summit of Mt. Marcy, the Adirondack Park’s…

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SFPUC Drone Use : First City Department to Set Policy for Drones

The first city department in San Francisco adopted a policy on Tuesday to begin deploying drones. In May, The City said five departments could start using drones if they adopted their own drone-use policies and adhered to certain rules to address privacy concerns. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved its policy to allow the use of drones, also called unmanned aerial vehicles, for three purposes: construction management, environmental monitoring and documentation, and inspection of SFPUC properties and assets. Mary Ellen Carroll, SFPUC’s emergency planning and security director, identified…

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The U.S. Military to down Drones over U.S. Bases Anti-drone Technology Drones In The News Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

US Military to down Drones Flying over US Bases

The guidance was issued to domestic military installations Friday following classified guidelines that were first issued in July by then-Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work. Friday’s guidance was designed to help bases communicate with local communities about the new restrictions. “The increase of commercial and private drones in the United States has raised our concerns with regards to safety and security of our installations,” US Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters at the Pentagon Monday. Military analysts have long been concerned about the possibility of drones being used against the US…

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The FAA Rules & Regulations You Need to Know for Legal Drone Use

Recreational vs. Commercial Drone Regulations One of the biggest hurdles to mass adoption of drones is the numerous regulations that restrict what drone owners and operators can do. In the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration has several regulations that have hindered drone market growth. The most prevalent of these restrictions is the one colloquially known as the “line of sight rule,” which mandates that drone operators keep the unmanned aircraft within eye shot at all times. This clearly removes any potential application for drones in the delivery space, as the…

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Stricter Drone Regulations in Canada – DJI “Disappointed”

Transport Canada has released a series of proposed measures that aim to reduce the security and administrative issues caused by the use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs or drones). The various restrictions cover different categories of drone models based on weight, as well as an overall set of measures for all drone pilots. Among the general proposed drone regulations is a clause that all pilots operating a drone weighing over 250g must have an obligatory liability insurance of $100,000. Regulations among the “very small” category of drone models — those…

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Drone Rules and Regulations : Drone Flying in UK and US

If you want to buy a drone for recreational use, make sure you know all the rules and regulations first. Imagine spending all the money you’ve saved up on that one super sexy drone you’ve been eyeing for a while, only to find out that you can’t operate it anywhere near your house and that your chances of flying it around are severely limited. Obviously, that would be a huge bummer. But what’s the chance of that happening? What are the rules and regulations? Do you even know if you…

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Recreational drone pilots eligible for refund from FAA

Casual drone fliers will have an extra $5 to spend after the Federal Aviation Administration announced it would refund the fee recreational drone pilots paid with the required registration of their aircraft. This comes after a federal appeals court ruled in May that these pilots no longer have to register with the FAA. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the FAA rule that required recreational drone users to register their aircraft. In response, the FAA updated the drone registration page on its website,…

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