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TAG: drone hobbyists

FAA Releases Updated Model Aircraft Guidance

September 2, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published updated guidance on model aircraft operations that reflects current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned aircraft. read more

FAA Releases B4UFLY App Beta Test for UAS Users

August 28, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the beta version of a new smartphone application called B4UFLY for testing by up to 1,000 unmanned aircraft users. The B4UFLY app, aimed primarily at model aircraft enthusiasts, is designed to give users information about restrictions or requirements in effect at their current or planned flight location. The FAA expects the beta test... read more

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FAA Warns Drone Hobbyist and YouTuber

March 19, 2015By

So, you know it’s illegal to fly drones in the United States for commercial purposes unless you have a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption and Certificate of Authorization and Waiver (CoA), right? That means you can’t fly drones if it’s related to business, no matter if you charge a fee or not. But, you can fly drones in the United... read more