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PAW Conference

 Thanks for a great Petroleum Association of Wyoming conference. Lots of great people.
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By |May 15th, 2015|Main Blog|Comments Off on PAW Conference

FAA FAQ

FAA Drone Registration Site
https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/

Here’s a copy of the FAQ from the FAA site:

General

Q. What is the definition of a UAS? Is it different from a drone?

A. A UAS is an unmanned aircraft system. A drone and a UAS are the same for registration purposes.

Q: Does the FAA have the authority to require registration of UAS […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Main Blog|Comments Off on FAA FAQ

Hundreds of drones fly dangerously close to manned aircraft

(CNN)Hundreds of drones fly dangerously close to manned aircraft in U.S. airspace, forcing pilots to take evasive action sometimes, a new study shows.

Experts reviewed 921 cases involving drones and manned aircraft between December 2013 and September this year.
Of those, 327 incidents fall under the definition of close encounters, according to Bard College’s Center for the […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Main Blog|Comments Off on Hundreds of drones fly dangerously close to manned aircraft

CHP copter avoids hitting drone in Martinez

By Michael Cabanatuan

The operator of a drone that forced a CHP helicopter pilot to take evasive action Saturday night could face federal prosecution, according to law enforcement officials.

A CHP helicopter searching for a stolen vehicle was flying above eastbound Highway 4 in Martinez at about 9 p.m. when the pilot spotted a red light outside […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Main Blog|Comments Off on CHP copter avoids hitting drone in Martinez

Man charged after flying drone near Lockport chemical plant

LOCKPORT – A Lockport man was charged Friday with a trespassing violation after he allegedly flew a drone near the VanDeMark Chemical Co. plant in Lockport.

James A. Stivers, 62, of Mill Street, was confronted by police Monday on Mill Street, after a passing motorist reported seeing the remote-controlled aircraft airborne near the plant, which produces […]

By |December 5th, 2015|Main Blog|0 Comments

Two thousandth 333 FAA exemption lifts off.

 

Well done to Top Flight Digital Media, they are the 2000th commercial drone operation in the USA.

According to founder Shaun Capps, from their site,

“What started as a hobby, quickly became a passion. After gaining over 800 hours flying multi-rotors, I decided to take it to the next level. So, in February of 2015 Top Flight Digital […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Main Blog|Comments Off on Two thousandth 333 FAA exemption lifts off.

Singularity Flight Controller + Video Transmitter + BEC

STM32F303 processor, 72MHz with FPU and 256KB of flash
400mW 40ch video transmitter
Change channels/bands with stick commands from your radio
Motor outputs in correct corners of board
128Mbit/16MB flash for Blackbox logging
5V BEC with 2S-4S Lipo input
5V power output for camera
5V or 3.3V power output for receiver
MPU6050 gyro/accelerometer
Micro […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Main Blog|Comments Off on Singularity Flight Controller + Video Transmitter + BEC

Moving UAS Policy Boundaries Forward: Flights Near People

Hogan Lovells

In a quiet move last week, the FAA made an important revision to the requirements for commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone operations, that may signal a significant policy change.

Every day, industry is finding new and exciting commercial uses for drones.  Here in the U.S., private commercial UAS operations are, for all practical […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Main Blog|Comments Off on Moving UAS Policy Boundaries Forward: Flights Near People