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The New Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations

The FAA’s new Small UAS Regulations  (Part 107 of the FAR’s) which include operating rules and pilot certification, are in effect as of August 29, 2016.  A small unmanned aircraft is defined as an unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds on takeoff, including everything onboard or otherwise attached to the
Posted on August 26, 2016

Commercial Drones – Rules Of The Road Still Up In The Air
On February 15, 2015 the FAA published proposed rules for commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS's, a/k/a Drones) and held public comment on them. We are still awaiting a final rule. Until a final rule is passed, the Department of Transportation has tasked the FAA with approving, on a case
Posted on March 10, 2016
Airshows: Spectators Beware?

Someone once said that flying, unlike the sea, is very unforgiving. The recent spate of UK airshow accidents, as well as some past US airshow accidents, demonstrates how true this is. Do such accidents suggest that airshows are an ultra- dangerous spectator event? The answer is no. Airshow pilots are
Posted on August 25, 2015

NTSB: Lack of Consideration for Human Factors Led to In-Flight Breakup of SpaceShipTwo

NTSB: Lack of Consideration for Human Factors Led to In-Flight Breakup of SpaceShipTwo

July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board determined the cause of the Oct. 31, 2014 in-flight breakup of SpaceShipTwo, was Scaled Composite’s failure to consider and protect against human error and the co-pilot’s premature
Posted on July 29, 2015

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