Drone Pilot ID and Drone Regulation to Arrive in the US This Year Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

Drone Pilot ID and Drone Regulation to Arrive in the US This Year

During the Singapore Airshow last week, a top official of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that the regulator is planning to craft rules by this year to make it easier to identify drones and their pilots. The rapid growth of the drone market and the rising number of incidents involving these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) are the main drivers behind the need for increased drone regulation. To draft the new rules, the FAA is working closely together with other agencies and industry partners, said Carl Burleson, acting deputy administrator…

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Trump's New Drone Policies Could Seal US Drone Industry's Doom Drones In The News Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

Trump’s New Drone Policies Could Seal US Drone Industry’s Doom

President Donald Trump’s new drone technology plans and policies won’t be enough to restore U.S. leadership in the sector, according to a former intelligence official who helped Ronald Reagan amp up critical American missile defense technology during the Cold War. What’s more, the policies won’t help protect American lives and interests from drone-based terrorist attacks, Michael Sekora, former director of Project Socrates, told SiliconANGLE in an interview. The classified Defense Intelligence Agency tech initiative is often credited with transforming Reagan’s stalled “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative vision into a multitiered…

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One Million Drone Registrations Hits New Sky-High Milestone Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

One Million Drone Registrations Hits New Sky-High Milestone

There are now one million drone registrations with the Federal Aviation Administration, marking a new milestone for the two-year old registration program. The registration total, announced on Wednesday during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, include both hobbyists and businesses that use drones for tasks like inspecting rooftops for damage or taking pictures of farmland. Hobbyists account for 878,000 of the registrations, each of which can include multiple drones. Meanwhile, businesses, which must register each drone they use separately, account another for 122,000. The federal government’s drone registration…

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Social Media Used to Crack Down on Illegal Drone Use Drones In The News Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

Social Media Used to Crack Down on Illegal Drone Use

Illegal Drone Use Monitored on Social Media People flying drones illegally may be caught via social media. As the number of drones registered in Ireland is set to pass more than 10,000 next year, the public is reporting illegally-captured photos and videos posted on social media to the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). There are strict rules governing drone use under the Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rockets Order, which came into force at the end of 2015. The order requires all drones that weigh over 1kg to be registered with…

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New Drone Owners Urged to Read Drone Rules before Flying This Christmas Drones In The News Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

New Drone Owners Urged to Read Drone Rules before Flying This Christmas

AS drones become increasingly popular and with many of the unmanned aircrafts tipped to land under the Christmas tree this year, authorities are urging those lucky enough to receive one to steer well clear of hospitals. Queensland Health has launched a new digital campaign reminding families that all hospitals are “drone-free zones”. The rules are clear – drones are not to be flown within a five kilometre radius of any hospital. Those who break the rules could be hit with a hefty fine, as high as $10,000 depending on the…

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Trump Signs Bill Reinstating the FAA's Drone Registration Requirement Drones In The News Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

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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Trump's newest drone pilot program shows more problems than promise. Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

New Drone Pilot Program – Is This Good News for the Drone Community?

If you haven’t heard about the Trump Administration’s newest plans involving drones, we’ll go ahead and assume that you live in a closet. But for the sake of clarification and enlightenment, here are the latest details on Trump’s drone pilot program. A Presidential Memorandum : New Drone Pilot Program Last month, the White House announced a new drone pilot program that they hope will foster drone innovation. While the FAA won’t lose their role, localities have just been handed a metaphorical megaphone in influencing regional regulations. Basically, this pilot program…

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New Drone Regulation in Thailand Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

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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Misuse of Drones Drones In The News Uncategorized 

30 Laws in 30 Days: Misuse of drones won’t fly come July 1

At 15 years old, Fuhs had aspirations to work for the then-up-and-coming technology company GoPro. Positions with GoPro require a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and seven years of working experience in a field using filmmaking and graphic design. Rather than waiting to get his degree and then getting work experience, he decided to get ahead on his resume by starting his own company. Now 20, Fuhs of Washington, Indiana, first discovered the use of drones for photography when he was watching a GoPro video. “I saw them do this…

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Drone Usage in Public Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Flyers beware: Councils clamp down on use of drones and model planes in public places

A growing number of councils and local government departments are introducing by-laws to restrict where drones can be flown. Soon councils along the 70-kilometre stretch of Adelaide’s coastline — from Outer Harbor to Sellick Beach — will have uniform restrictions. City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Onkaparinga and City of Holdfast Bay councils already have by-laws restricting drone usage, with the City of West Torrens about to introduce its own. Specialist local government by-laws lawyer Cimon Burke said the laws were being put in place to ensure all residents…

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