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FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

WASHINGTON – Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators: If you

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“Know Before You Fly” Campaign Welcomes ALEA as Latest Supporter

Airborne Law Enforcement Association Commits to Spreading the Word about Safe and Responsible Flying WASHINGTON — The Know Before You Fly campaign today announced the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) as the latest supporter of its initiative to promote safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). “We are excited to welcome the support

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Hobby People Joins “Know Before You Fly” Campaign as a Supporter

WASHINGTON — The Know Before You Fly campaign today announced a new supporter, Hobby People, a retailer of unmanned aircraft systems with 18 locations in Southern California and Nevada. “We welcome the support of Hobby People in educating people new to unmanned aircraft on how to fly safely and responsibly,” said Dave Mathewson, Executive Director

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AOPA, A4A, NBAA and Realtors® Among Several New Supporters of the “Know Before You Fly” Campaign

More than Half a Dozen New Organizations Commit to Spreading the Word about Safe and Responsible Flying WASHINGTON — The Know Before You Fly campaign today announced a broad list of new supporters, including leading aviation associations—Airlines for America (A4A), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). In

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A4A: Know Before You Fly – Drones in Our Skies

The future of aviation undoubtedly includes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), remotely piloted aircraft often referred to as drones. That said, it is important to remember that airspace is shared space – U.S. airlines alone operate nearly 30,000 flights per day – and it is imperative that safety remains the number one priority for all of

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EAA Signs On as a Supporter of UAS Safety Campaign, “Know Before You Fly”

AUVSI, AMA and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the FAA promote safe and responsible flying Ontario, Calif.—The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) announced its support of the new UAS safety campaign, “Know Before You Fly,” today during the 2015 Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Expo. The campaign provides prospective operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

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CEA Signs On as First Major Supporter of UAS Safety Campaign, “Know Before You Fly”

AUVSI, AMA and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the FAA promote safe and responsible flying LAS VEGAS—The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced its support of the new UAS safety campaign, “Know Before You Fly,” today during the 2015 International CES®. The campaign provides prospective operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with the information and

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AUVSI, AMA, Small UAV Coalition and FAA Launch “Know Before You Fly” Campaign

Leading UAS organizations seek to promote safe and responsible flying in partnership with the FAA WASHINGTON – Leading unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry and hobbyist groups, along with the federal government, today launched a new education campaign titled “Know Before You Fly,” which provides prospective operators with the information and guidance they need to fly

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