Posts by Kevin

New executive order to help businesses will hurt drone business.

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in UAV News | 0 comments

The law of unintended consequences. Trump’s recent executive order to reduce regulation across the federal government is likely to cause more problems for drone use than it solves. While the order was passed to reduce regulation and help stimulate business growth, with the nascent growth of the Drone industry regulations are needed to be updated and changed to give drone pilots more ability to fly their drones for customers. Read the rest of the story on Forbes.

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The FAA has taken notice of the Heathrow incident, Walmart the first to comply.

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Humor | 0 comments

FAA Registered Shopping bag by Rotor Riot.

Having seen the incident of the Plastic Bag sighting at Heathrow last month, the FAA stepped up efforts to control the NAS.  The latest regulation calls for all plastic shopping bags to be registered and tracked to prevent terrorist floating bags as well as inadvertent bag – aircraft collisions.

The TSA suggests planning an extra 20-40 minutes to your shopping trips to account for Registration number transfer to customers.  The open database of registered names, IDs, address, and the name of first born will be available shortly on the FAA website.  Comments for these new regulations will go through the normal process at the FAA, pending time and money to convene regulation meetings.

Thanks to Rotor Riot for the first photos of an FAA sanctioned shopping bag.

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Shooting down any aircraft, including UAVs and other RC planes, is a federal crime.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in UAV News | 0 comments

Phantom 2 Vision - Photo by : Kevin Rank

John Goglia has a piece on stateing that the FAA has responded to questions about the shooting down of drones.  Citing 18 U.S.C. 32, the FAA has confirmed that shooting down a Drone or any other aircraft is a felony.  This statue goes on further and prohibits interfering with anyone “engaged in the authorized operation of such aircraft”.  This means that threatening a drone or drone operator could put a person in jail for 5 years.

While the FAA says that it is a federal crime to shoot down aircraft, they have not stated when they will start prosecuting those that are shooting down UAVs

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Racing Drones in Boise

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in UAV News | 0 comments

Here is a fun article from the Idaho Statesman.  It covers the “new” sport of drone racing.  It has an angle about getting kids involved and how much they enjoy it.

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Is a UAV on your, or your child’s Christmas list?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Gen-Info | 0 comments

Phantom UAV

Christmas is coming up, and UAV sales are projected to break previous records. The Drone Pilot Zone has a great article that breaks down the safety factors of UAVs, and gives you a list of drones in 4 different classes, from safest (most user friendly) to most dangerous and should be looked at by people that understand how to operate UAVs safely, because these can potentially cause major harm. I’d highly recommend checking this article out if you are shopping for a UAV for the holidays.

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