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FAA Part 107 has made it even easier to Fly
Legally in the USA under 14 CFR Part 107. It's what we have all been
FAA Automatically Grants "blanket" COA'S -
As of March 23, 2015, the FAA will automatically
grant "blanket" COA's for flights at or below 200 feet to any UAS
operator with a Section 333 exemption, provided the aircraft weighs less
than 55 pounds, operations are conducted during daytime Visual Flight
Rules (VFR) conditions and within visual line of sight (VLOS) of the
pilots, and stay certain distances away from airports or heliports.
Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking!
- Check out the provisions being proposed in the FAAs Small UAS NPRM.
Justice UAV Policy Guidance - Domestic Use of Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS)
FAA Grants UAV Permits for Agriculture & Real Estate Companies -
The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday, the FAA issued exceptions
to the commercial UAV ban, permitting the monitoring of crops and real
estate use for aerial photographs of properties for sale. This is the
first time permits have been granted to agriculture and real estate
Poised to Include Limitations on Hobbyist UAVs -
The FAA is proposing to amend its
regulations to adopt specific rules for the operation of small unmanned
aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Deploys the RDASS Q1000 UAV -
HSE announces the deployment of the
new RDASS Q1000 4 rotor electric UAV. The RDASS Q1000 series is
designed to meet the hi-tech needs of the user at a price to meet any
city or county budget.
Judge Rules Against FAA in Landmark UAV Challenge -
In a decision dated March 6,
NTSB Judge Patrick Geraghty found that the
FAA has no regulations that apply to model
aircraft or that classify a model aircraft as an unmanned
Court Approves Use of Police UAVs
- a North Dakota court has
approved the use of UAV drones to help arrest citizens on US soil.
Arlington Police Dept Granted Permission to Fly UAVs by FAA
Chief Will Johnson announced that the Federal Aviation Administration
has given the city permission to get the rotors turning on the police
UAV drone project.
Supreme Court & The
4th Amendment - The US
Supreme Court has held that individuals do not generally have
Fourth Amendment rights with respect to aerial surveillance. Can the
lower courts or State, county, city municipalities outlaw the use of
UAV's for law enforcement?
Congress - UAS Privacy & Transparency Act -
The proposed UAV Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2012
requires that police obtain warrants to use UAV drones for certain types
UAV FAA Regulations
- For more
than five decades, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has
compiled a proven track record of introducing new technology and
aircraft safely into the National Airspace System (NAS).
FAA Fact Sheet Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
- For Immediate Release.
FAA Certificate of Authorization or Waiver (COA)
- Before you can operate a
UAV in National Airspace System (NAS) you must have a COA. The average
time to issue an authorization for non-emergency operations is less than
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"Eyes In The Sky" - UAV Surveillance
Amid growing concern over the use of drones by police and government
officials for surveillance, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing
to limit the use of unmanned surveillance "eyes in the sky" aircraft.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., along with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.,
and Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, is sponsoring legislation that would codify
due process protections for Americans in cases involving drones and make
flying armed drones in the U.S. sky illegal.
Sensenbrenner believes it is necessary to develop new standards to
address the privacy issues associated with use of drones which can be
as small as a bird and as large as a plane.
"Every advancement in crime fighting technology, from wiretaps to DNA,
has resulted in courts carving out the Constitutional limits within
which the police operate," Sensenbrenner said at a House Judiciary
subcommittee hearing Friday on the issues surrounding drones.
The subcommittee heard from experts who were divided on what actions
Congress should take to address the new technology. But the four
witnesses all agreed that drones raised new, often unprecedented
questions about domestic surveillance.
"Current law has yet to catch up to this new technology," said Chris
Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Calabrese said he supported immediate regulation of the drone industry
and said his biggest concern was the overuse of drones by police and
government officials for surveillance. But Calabrese said he doesn't
want to hinder the growth of drones with the power to do good, including
helping find missing persons, assisting firefighters and addressing
Tracey Maclin, a professor with the Boston University School of Law,
said the issues raised by drones haven't been addressed by courts before
because the technology goes beyond what humans had been capable of
through aerial surveillance.
Past court rulings, "were premised on naked-eye observations simple
visual observations from a public place," he said.
Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., said he wanted to know when drone
technology will advance to the point where Congress will have to act on
the issue. He said he was concerned about the effect on privacy.
"At what point do you think it's going to get to a point where we have
to say what a reasonable expectation of privacy is?" Richmond said.
Republicans expressed similar concerns.
"It seems to me that Congress needs to set the standard, rather than
wait and let the courts set the standard," Poe said.
"Technology is great as long as it's used the right and proper way,"
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said at Friday's hearing.
Some experts urged caution.
Gregory McNeal, an associate law professor at Pepperdine University,
said writing laws to cover drones will be difficult because the
technology continues to improve and Congress could think it's addressing
key issues, only to have new ones emerge.
He compared drones to the privacy concerns raised by development of the
Internet in the 1990s. Regulating then, he said, could have stymied the
rapid growth of the Internet and wouldn't have addressed today's
Internet privacy issues.
If Congress feels compelled to act, McNeal said, it should think in
terms broader than a "drone policy" and set standards for surveillance
or realistic expectations of privacy. "a technology-centered approach to
privacy is the wrong approach," he said.
But the ACLU's Calabrese said Congress should work quickly.
"This can't be adequately addressed by existing law," he said. "Manned
aircraft are expensive to purchase. Drones' low cost and flexibility
erode that natural limit. They can appear in windows, all for much less
than the cost of a plane or a helicopter."
a future with domestic drones may be inevitable. While civilian drone
use is currently limited to government agencies and some public
universities, a law passed by Congress last year requires the Federal
Aviation Administration to allow widespread drone flights in the U.S. by
2015. According to FAA estimates, as many as 7,500 civilian drones could
be in use within five years.
Congress isn't alone in seeking to address the issues: Since January,
drone-related legislation has been introduced in more than 30 states,
largely in response to privacy concerns.
Note: Homeland Surveillance & Electronics LLC
Mission is also to protect the privacy rights of the individuals and to work
with government agencies, organizations and businesses to help insure that those rights are not infringed. At HSE, the Constitutional Rights of the People come first. Maintaining an individual's privacy and protecting the civil liberties of all persons is of paramount importance to HSE! Together, we can help provide a great public service and keeping our Country safe while at the same time protecting "Our Rights". It's as simple as that!!!
Congress Mulls Legislation for UAV Drones
Denver Councilman Urges City to Consider Drones Over Helicopter
DOT Model Aircraft Operating Standards - AC 91-57
Eyes In The Sky - Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS Surveillance
Florida Senate - 2013 SB 92
H.R. 658 on Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
H.R.5925 Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act
IL SB 1587 - Freedom From Drone Surveillance Act
Maine Legislation Sec 1.25 MRSA Pt 12
MO House Bill 56 Unmanned Aerial Surveillance
New York Police Commissioner Wants UAVs
North Dakota Bill For UAV Surveillance
North Dakota Court Approves Use of UAV
Operating Unmanned Aircraft System National Airspace System
Oregon Sentate Bill 71 (SB 71)
PA House Bill 452 on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Texas Privacy Act HB 912
Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2012 - S.3287
Ancient Settlement Discovered With UAV
Americans Support UAS for Search Resuce
Apple Orchards and UAV Technology
Association for AUVSI
AUV Used to Inspect Water Pipeline
Canadian Researchers Study Network to Send Drones to Those in Cardiac Arrest
Clemson University Enormous Potential Benefits From UAV Drones
Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) Memo on UAS
DOJ UAS Policy
DOT Reviewing FAA Authority To Require Drones To Be Registered
Drones - Through The Eyes of the Public
Drones Are About To Go Postal
Drones Are Going Mainstream
Drones Are Opportunity For Entrepreneurs
Drones Are The Future - Why Spend $1 Trillion on the F-35
Drone Helps Football Team Perfect Skills
Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Experts See Promise in Domestic Drone Use
FEMA Austin TX - HSE Featured
First U.S. Farmer to Purchase A UAV for Agriculture Use
GAO Unmanned Aircraft System
Homeland Security Reduces Officiers Fatalities with Drones
HSE Drone Reduces Officer Fatalities
IN and OH Politicians Join Together to Expand UAV Opportunities
Integration of Drones Into Domestic Airspace
Int'l Assc of Chiefs of Police
Int'l Assc of Chiefs of Police - How To Use Drones
Judge Rules Against FAA UAV Challenge
Military UAV Platforms
NASA Tests UAV Detect and Avoid System
Navy Launches UAV Drone From Submarine
Non-Profit Group Sues FAA Over UAV Flying Ban
NTSB Rules FAA Has Jurisdiction To Fine UAV Operators
Police Fire Dept Testing Drones
Prototype AI Chip Allows UAV To Learn To Fly
St. Louis Police Chief Wants Drones
South Africa Creates Drone Racing League
Transforming Soldier's Rifles Into UAV Network Platform
UAV's Are Searchingt For Oil
UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee
UAV Drones for Farmers and Ranchers
UAV Event Focuses On Easing Domestic Rules
UAV Integration Challenges into the National Air Space NAS
UAV in Kedarnath to Help Rescue Relief Operation
UAV Law Enforcement and Privacy Protection
UAV Legislation Bills
UAV and Lethal Weapons
UAV Privacy Issues
UAV is Steered by User's Brain at the University of MN
UK Drone Code Simplified
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market (2013 - 2018)
USGS National Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS Project Office
Virgina Tech Developing Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish
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