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UAV Agriculture Trials in Australia

ABC Rural has a good article about how UAVs in Australia are at the end of a 18 month trial to test the effectiveness.  The UAVs fly in traditional aerial survey patterns, capture imagery down to 1cm pixels, flight levels … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Considering State UAV Regulations

The Wisconsin legislature will be taking up the regulation of UAVs across the state, it is early in the process so it remains to be seen how closely they follow the federal FAA regulations for commercial UAV flights. The timing … Continue reading

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FAA Hiring Next Generation of Air Traffic Controllers

The FAA has put out notice they are hiring the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers, as part of their careers they will be involved in integrating UAVs into United States airspace.  Application are accepted from March 23 to at … Continue reading

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FAA Expands Commercial UAVs Flight to All Areas Under 200ft if Already Approved

The FAA on March, 24, 2015 expanded the flight range for all approved commercial UAV companies to the entire US Airspace (exceptions for airports and other restricted airspace) under 200ft. This is going to open up many more flight areas … Continue reading

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FAA Considering Streamlining Commercial UAV Flight Approval Process

Prairie Business Magazine has published a article that suggests that the FAA is working on streamlining approvals for commercial UAV flights.  The start of the process is to use a current certificate of authority for multiple uses and not have … Continue reading

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Proposed FAA UAV Rules Similar to Canada’s, May Not Be Final Before 2017

The FAA released their proposed regulations today for UAV flights in the United States, they are comparable to Canada’s regulations.  According to the Washington Post’s summary, UAVs need to remain in line of sight of the operators, stay below 500ft, … Continue reading

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FAA Grants Two UAV Exceptions, One for Agriculture, One For Real Estate

The FAA has granted exceptions to two companies for agriculture and real estate appraisal.  The Agriculture company is Advanced Aviation Solutions in Spokane, Washington. [i]Advanced Aviation Solutions plans to use its 1.5-pound, fixed-wing eBee drone to make photographic measurements of … Continue reading

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