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.
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
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.
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?
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).
The Federal Aviation Administration released
Sunday 15 Feb, 2015, its long-awaited proposal for governing small
commercial drones, setting a plan for remote-controlled aircraft to
share the skies with passenger planes.
Pilots of a small UAS would be considered
Operators would be required to:
Pass an initial aeronautical knowledge
test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center.
Be vetted by the Transportation Security
Obtain an unmanned aircraft operator
certificate with a small UAS rating (like existing pilot airman
certificates, never expires).
Pass a recurrent aeronautical knowledge
test every 24 months.
Be at least 17 years old.
Make available to the FAA, upon request,
the small UAS for inspection or testing, and any associated
documents/records required to be kept under the proposed rule.
Report an accident to the FAA within 10
days of any operation that results in injury or property damage.
Conduct a preflight inspection, to include
specific aircraft and control station systems checks, to ensure the
small UAS is safe for operation.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration granted eight more companies
regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) use, bringing
the total number of exemption grants to 24.
The FAA recently issued exemptions to Total Safety U.S. Inc. for
flare stack inspections, Slugwear Inc. (dba Likeona Tree Aerial) for
aerial photography and surveys, and to Team 5 LLC; Shotover Camera
Systems LP; Helinet Aviation Services LLC; and Alan D. Purwin for film
and television production. The FAA also amended exemptions previously
granted to Pictorvision Inc. and Aerial MOB to allow the companies to
fly other UAV platforms not approved in their original COA.
These exemptions follow two other UAS exemptions granted at the end
of January to AeroCine LLC for aerial cinematography and to Burnz Eye
View Inc. for aerial photography and inspections.
While all applications must acquire a certificate of authorization (COA),
the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, found that the UAS
in the proposed operations do not need an FAA-issued certificate of
airworthiness because they, do not pose a threat to national airspace
users or national security. Those findings are permitted under Section
333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.
According to the FAA, it has received 342 requests for exemptions
from commercial entities and individuals.
Start your process today!
Other FAA exemptions include HeliVideo Productions LLC, Snaproll
Media LLC, RC Pro Productions Consulting LLC dba Vortex Aerial, Flying
Cam LLC, Clyco Inc, Trimble Navigation, Limited, VDOS Global LCC,
Woolpert Inc (I) and Woolpert Inc (II).
It is the policy of Homeland Surveillance & Electronics to adhere
strictly to all U.S. laws and regulations covering the export,
re-export, and import of Defense related articles, technical data, and
services. Such laws and regulations include, but are not limited to, the
Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C.), the Export
Administration Regulations (EAR) (administered by the U.S. Department of
Commerce), the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778), and the
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R.)
(Administered by the U.S. Department of State). Further, Homeland
Surveillance & Electronics adheres to additional restrictions on exports
and re-exports contained in various country-specific regulations
administered by the U.S. Treasury Departments Office of Foreign Assets
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