WASHINGTON – As the Papal visit approaches, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents of and visitors to Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia that these cities and the surrounding communities are No Drone Zones from September 22 through September 27, 2015. “If you plan to attend any of the
August 12 – Pilot reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, from a total of 238 sightings in all of 2014, to more than 650 by August 9 of this year. The FAA wants to send out a clear message that operating drones around airplanes and helicopters is dangerous and illegal.
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
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
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 after recent incidents in San Bernardino National Forest in California halted the airborne firefighting operations for some time. “There should be no traffic within the boundaries of a TFR
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
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
Hobbico recently announced its support for Know Before You Fly, an educational campaign developed to give anyone planning to fly unmanned aircraft — including R/C model drones — the information required to do so safely and responsibly. Read more here.
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
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)