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Fly a drone? The FAA’s new TRUST test is easy — and mandatory

Every single recreational pilot in the US needs to take it ASAP fIf you’ve flown a drone for fun in the USA anytime in the past month, chances are you were breaking the law. That’s because on June 22nd, the FAA finally released a mandatory knowledge test every recreational pilot legally needs to [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:46:49+00:00August 19th, 2021|Happenings, Tutorials, UAV|

Drone Safety Awareness Week 2021

The Autonomy Association is pleased to announce Chairman Greg Deeds will be leading National Drone Safety Awareness Week 2021 for a third straight year.  We are excited to have our membership participate in this now globally recognized yearly event. The Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST) is an industry-government partnership committed to ensuring the safe [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:08+00:00August 7th, 2021|News, UAV|

Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)

All recreational flyers must pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and provide proof of test passage (the TRUST completion certificate) to the FAA or law enforcement upon request. The FAA’s 2018 Reauthorization Bill (PDF) introduced new requirements for recreational pilots (see P.L. 115-254, Section 349 (PDF) – exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:10+00:00August 5th, 2021|UAV|

NUAIR Leads the Way for Safe Drone Operations Over People: Workhorse and AVSS Collaboration

NUAIR and New York UAS Test Site are demonstrating a path for safe drone operations over people: the newest collaboration with Workhorse and Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) is the 5th drone parachute validation for NUAIR, enabling scalable and economically viable advanced unmanned aircraft operations. FAA regulations for drone operations over people call for operators [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:11+00:00July 1st, 2021|UAV|

Japanese Firms Drop Chinese Drones Over Security Concerns

Leading Japanese infrastructure companies will end their use of Chinese-made drones, joining in the government’s efforts to curb the potential security risks. There have been concerns that drones made by Chinese companies transmit sensitive data to their manufacturers, and the U.S. essentially blacklisted drone maker DJI last year over national security concerns. While Japanese users are also [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:27+00:00May 4th, 2021|UAV|

Aeronautical Knowledge and Safety Test Updates

The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) The FAA's 2018 Reauthorization Bill (PDF) introduced new requirements for recreational drone pilots (see P.L. 115-254, Section 349 (PDF) – exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft). The law requires all recreational flyers pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and carry proof of passage when flying. [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:28+00:00February 22nd, 2021|AUV|

New FAA Drone Rules Clear the Path for Use in Development and Construction

As was recently reported in Robinson+Cole’s Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued two Final Rules for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), i.e., drones: (1) requiring Remote Identification (Remote ID Rule), and (2) authorizing small UAS (weighing less than 55 pounds) to fly over people and at night under certain conditions (Operations Over [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:30+00:00January 26th, 2021|AUV, UAV|

Introduction to UAS Safety Management Systems

Safety management systems (SMS) have been a core piece of aviation compliance and best practices for decades. As commercial drone programs across industries have developed over recent years, adopting SMS for uncrewed operations was a natural evolution of SMS, albeit not a perfect fit given the unique nature of UAS (Unmanned/Uncrewed Aircraft Systems) or [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:48+00:00December 5th, 2020|AUV|

Drone Legislation: Former Congressmen Urge Lawmakers to Avoid “Sweeping and Ineffectual” Bans

An op-ed from former Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Jeff Denham (R-CA), published in Morning Consult today, spoke directly to drone legislation which seeks to limit purchases of drones based on country of origin or other broad criteria. Republished in full below with links, the article is strongly critical of the recent DOJ decision to [...]

By |2020-11-13T17:54:26+00:00November 15th, 2020|AUV|
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