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Deseret News: 1st U.S. System to Keep Drones Away from Wildfires Kicks Off

BOISE, Idaho — The first national system intended to prevent hobby drones from interfering with planes and helicopters fighting wildfires has launched, federal authorities say. The U.S. Interior Department announced the kickoff of the pilot project Monday that uses a smartphone app and real-time wildfire information to create virtual boundaries, or geofences, that drones can’t

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FAA: Democratic Convention is a No Drone Zone

July 21 – Like its Republican counterpart in Cleveland, next week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is a “No Drone Zone.” Philadelphia and its surrounding communities are off limits to drones under flight restrictions the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put in place from 2 p.m. on July 25 through 5 a.m. on July 29. The

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FAA: Republican Convention is a No Drone Zone

July 14– The Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week promises to be buzzing with activity, both inside and outside Quicken Loans Arena. There’s one thing that shouldn’t be buzzing around, however – drones. Cleveland and its surrounding communities are a “No Drone Zone” under flight restrictions the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put in

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Know Before You Fly Reminds Drone Users to Respect Wildfire Operations

Awareness Campaign Urges Operators to Stay Away from Wildfires, Adhere to Temporary Flight Restrictions WASHINGTON — The Know Before You Fly campaign today urged operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to respect temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) over and around wildfires as this year’s wildfire season makes an early start. Wildfires or other hazardous conditions often

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Virginia Tech Among 35 Organizations Joining Know Before You Fly

Leading research institution and other new campaign supporters to help promote UAS safetyWASHINGTON — Know Before You Fly today announced Virginia Tech is among 35 new supporters to the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign. In addition to Virginia Tech, the latest Know Before You Fly supporters are ADERYS; Aerial Agriculture, Inc.; Agrible; AirDog; Argonne

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MOTA Joins Know Before You Fly

SAN JOSE, CA –(April 19, 2016) – MOTA has joined the Know Before You Fly campaign promoting the safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Know Before You Fly was founded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Academy of Model Aeronautics, in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to

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Don’t Fly Your Drone at Super Bowl 50: “Know Before You Fly” Reminds UAS Users to Respect Temporary Flight Restrictions

Education Campaign Urges UAS Operators to Adhere to TFRs, Safety Guidelines during Football’s Big Game WASHINGTON — Know Before You Fly today reminded unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators and model aviators to respect temporary flight restrictions (TFR) in effect around Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. There will be a TFR around the big game,

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