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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 FAA’s 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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Why purchase small helicopters instead of
larger, more commonly used helicopters?
Unmanned aircraft technology provides an
alternative to traditional aviation for law
enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely
piloted aircraft are much cheaper to own and
operate than traditional fixed-wing planes
and helicopters. Although our small
helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft,
they are equipped with more sophisticated
navigation and communication equipment that
allows for safer and more reliable
operations and are operated under different
What is a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)?
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) also
referred to as an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
is a helicopter or aircraft, which can
operate under its own control or under the
control of a remote human pilot.
aircraft (as defined by 14 CFR 1.1) that is
intended to navigate in the air without an
What is a Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS)
aircraft and its associated elements related
to flight operation which may include
Control Stations, data communications links,
support equipment, payloads, flight
termination systems, and launch/recovery
the difference between an Unmanned Aircraft
System (UAS), a Remotely Operated Aircraft (ROA),
and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)?
ROA and UAV were terms previously used to
identify unmanned aircraft. Currently the
FAA and most of the international community
uses the term “UAS."
- What is a RC Model Aircraft?
A UAS used
by hobbyists and flown within visual
line-of-sight under direct control from the
pilot, which can navigate the airspace, and
which is manufactured or assembled, and
operated for the purposes of sport,
recreation and/or competition.
- Do I
need to get approval from the FAA to fly a
model aircraft for recreational use?
guidance does not address size of the model
aircraft. FAA guidance says that model
aircraft flights should be kept below 400
feet above ground level (AGL), should be
flown a sufficient distance from populated
areas and full scale aircraft, and are not
for business purposes. FAA
Fact Sheet for Unmanned Aircraft
their restrictions for model airplanes?
Yes! Although a hobbyist does not need a
license of COA to fly RC model RC airplanes
and helicopters must also obey FAA Rules and
UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee;
DOT Model Aircraft Operating Standards;
And, Model Aircraft operations that are
conducted in accordance with an FAA accepted
set of standards established and
administered by a community based
association as discussed in Section 2.2,
shall otherwise be exempt from the
requirements of any Special Federal
Airworthiness Regulation (SFAR) that results
from this recommendation as long as they are
- Do I
need to get FAA approval for commercial use
of a UAV?
Yes! You will need to file a Petition for a
FAA 333 Exemption. Our Team of
strategic partners can help you with the
What’s the difference between public and
aircraft is one that is only for the United
States government or owned and operated by
the government of a state, the District of
Columbia, or a territory or possession of
the U. S. or a political subdivision.
Operators of public aircraft include DOD,
DOJ, DHS, NASA, NOAA, state/local agencies
and qualifying universities. Civil aircraft
means other than a public aircraft.
a “Public Agency?”
Any agency that operates a public aircraft
(14 CFR Part 1.1). If you receive funding
from the federal government at some level,
you are probably a “Public Agency.” a public
agency can never operate under the
guidelines of Advisory Circular 91-57 (Model
Aircraft Operating Standards).
there Grants available for the purchase of a
UAV for government public agencies?
Yes, grants are available for the
purchase of an unmanned aerial aircraft.
FEMA is a great source for
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Grant writing services?
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- Is there
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long does the process take to obtain an
experience, depending on the system and
operational complexity, the process may take
from 60 to 90 days.
What does Auto Flight
Pilot-in-Command (PIC) is able to maintain
stable flight without constant direct
intervention. To at least some degree,
control surface movements result from
sensors and software automation on-board the
What is Collision Avoidance?
a last resort maneuver of an aircraft to
avoid an imminent collision. Without the
maneuver a collision might occur.
What is Conflict
which seeks to ensure that aircraft remain
safely separated and well clear of each
other as to not present a collision hazard.
What is a Control Station?
not on the aircraft, used to maintain
control, communicate, guide, or otherwise
operate an unmanned aircraft.
What are Data
between the unmanned aircraft and the
Control Station which includes the command,
status, communications, and payload links.
- What is Launch/Recovery
Equipment, not on-board the aircraft, used
to launch and recover an unmanned aircraft
which could also include unique navigation
and differential positioning equipment used
for autonomous landing.
- What is Pilot-in-Command?
Same as 14 CFR 1.1
- What is Manual Flight Control?
PIC is able to directly control the
aircraft such that control inputs made at the Control Station are translated
directly into corresponding control surface positions. Augmentations which
help maintain flight stability are permitted.
- What is a UAS Flight Crewmember?
a pilot, visual observer, payload operator
or other person assigned duties for a UAS for the purpose of flight.
- What is a UAS Pilot?
a person exercising control over an
unmanned aircraft during flight.
- What is Visual Line-of-Sight?
Unaided (corrective lenses and/or
sunglasses exempted) visual contact with aircraft sufficient to be able to
maintain operational control of the aircraft, know its location, and be able
to scan the airspace in which it is operating to decisively see and avoid
other air traffic or objects.
- What is a Visual Observer?
a UAS flight crew member who assists the
UAS PIC in the duties associated with collision avoidance. This includes,
but is not limited to, avoidance of other traffic, airborne objects, clouds,
obstructions, and terrain.