FAA Announces Finalization of Part 107 UAV Regulations

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It’s official.  The FAA announced this morning at 10:15 AM EST that it has finalized the Part 107 regulations, which will now be implemented. Section 333 exemption holders will have the OPTION to operate under Part 107 or Section 333. Current exemption petitioners will likely be told that part 107 will now cover their operations.  Exemption petitioners may have the option …

FAA Fines Drone Operators & Pilots For Unlawful UAV Flights

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Wondering if the FAA will fine you if you fly your UAV / drone illegally, in violation of the regulations or without a Section 333? The answer is a resounding “YES.” While thousands of drone operators have received cease and desist letters for flying their drone reckless, without a Section 333 or in violation of the federal aviation regulations, others have …

FAA Section 333 Update: Delays, Part 107 and Micro-Drone Proposal.

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Section 333 petitioners always wonder how it could take so long for the FAA to approve Section 333 exemptions. How long does it take to obtain a FAA Section 333 Exemption? The FAA does not make any commitments on processing time. They have taken as little as two months and over 6 months during various phases of 333 review. Here …

Notice & Permission to Fly Over or Near Private Property

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Flyover Package (Now Notice of UAV Operations) Now that Part 107 has been implemented by the FAA, the Section 333 Flyover Package is now being offered as a Part 1o7 “Notice of UAV Operations” package for $350.  Learn more here … sUAS Service Agreement Do I need to get permission from neighboring property owners prior to flying my drone over …

Field Preemption: FAA Regulations Trump State & Local Drone Laws

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Can states and local authorities regulate drones?   In this episode of Drone Law Radio, Sarah Nillson and Enrico Schaefer discuss the FAA Fact Sheet on federal preemption, state and local drone laws, private property rights above the ground and other hot topics. The December 17, 2015 FAA Fact Sheet seeks to educate state and local lawmakers on the ‘field preemption’ …

DJI’s Brendan Schulman talks about fighting back state and municipal drone laws.

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States and municipalities are passing restrictive drone laws at a record pace.  The FAA argues that these local laws are preempted by the FAA’s exclusive regulatory authority over the national airspace.  A December 17, 2015 FACTSHEET issued by the FAA to state and municipal authorities essentially told states and municipalities to ‘back off.’ In this interview, drone attorney and DJI policy wonk …

Can States Regulate Drones? FAA Regulations Preempt Most State Done Laws.

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The FAA has stated clearly that states can not regulate drones if those regulations conflict with FAA jurisdiction over the national airspace.   Some quotes from the FAA telling States to back off drones: States and local jurisdictions are increasingly exploring regulation of UAS or proceeding to enact legislation relating to UAS operations. A consistent regulatory system for aircraft and use of airspace has …

Drone Flight vs. Privacy Right: Do you own the airspace above your property?

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Guns and Drones. On July 26, 2015, Kentucky resident William Meredith aimed his shotgun at a drone flying over his property and pulled the trigger, sending the drone crashing towards the earth.  Meredith claimed that the drone had been recording footage of his daughters in the yard. Meredith commented: “‘You know, when you’re in your own property, within a six-foot privacy …

How the State of Alaska is Winning at Drone Integration

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Many states  are considering, or even passing, laws which seek to limit drone use by both commercial and recreational users.  In many instances, this is a uninformed ‘knee jerk’ reaction to some of the more popular myths about drones.  These include the fallacies that drones can be used to spy on you, see in your windows, invade your privacy or trespass …

How do I file a NOTAM before flying my drone for business?

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There is now a system in place with the FAA and Lockheed Martin The acronym “NOTAM” stands for “Notice to Airmen” and are informational advisories. NOTAMs are not laws. They are filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to give pilots and remote pilot operators notice of any potential hazards that could affect the safety of their flight.Drone NOTAMs (DROTAMs) …