Tag: Faa


Possibly fearing UK competition, White House pushes new drone initiatives

August 5, 2016

Via: Mashable

The White House Office of Science and Technology held a conference on Tuesday to discuss the future of commercial drone use and announced several initiatives to encourage its growth. “We need to incorporate unmanned aircraft and their users into our […]


Commercial Drone Pilots Must Undergo Background Checks Under New FAA Rules

June 22, 2016

Via: Motherboard

Commercial drone pilots in the US will need to submit to criminal background checks before obtaining permission to fly, according to newly finalized rules for unmanned aircraft released Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration. The new rules contain several restrictions […]


Bill That Exempts Small Consumer Drones From FAA Regulations Moves Forward

February 12, 2016

Via: Motherboard

A piece of legislation that would exempt small drones from almost all upcoming Federal Aviation Administration regulations has been attached to an FAA funding bill in Congress, a version of which must pass before the end of March. The “Micro […]


How Google And Amazon Plan To Manage The Crowded Skies

January 12, 2016

Via: Pymnts

Commercial drones (as opposed to their weaponized military-grade cousins) went from being something of a punchline a few years ago to a fully anticipated part of day-to-day life as 2016 gets underway. And as two of the more primary moving […]


The FAA isn’t worried about your portable battery charger

October 15, 2015

Via: Chris Perkins

Tuesday’s FAA safety recommendation of not packing spare batteries got us worried; how could we survive a long flight without our precious electronics? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday urged airlines to tell their passengers not to pack spare […]


People are still getting in trouble for flying drones near the White House

October 12, 2015

Via: itCurated

If you’ve treated yourself to a shiny new drone recently, please don’t fly it in areas where law enforcement agencies are likely to get jumpy at the sight of an unidentified aircraft. An American man has just received a criminal […]

Editorial, Gadgets

Corporate drones – not what you might think

August 18, 2015

Via: IT Curated

Building on the “drudge” meaning of “drone”, the more recent employment of the term corporate drones often stands for a corporate employee lacking any individual personality and opinion. Think again – the term is about to redefine itself along with […]