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Hey, recreational flyers! Remember, you must pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before you fly! The FAA has a...
01/14/2022

Hey, recreational flyers! Remember, you must pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before you fly! The FAA has approved multiple organizations to administer this free online test. Learn more and access the test at https://bit.ly/2UkGl3B.

Hey, recreational flyers! Remember, you must pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before you fly! The FAA has approved multiple organizations to administer this free online test. Learn more and access the test at https://bit.ly/2UkGl3B.

01/11/2022

ICYM: Drone pilots: Are you planning to fly soon? The FAA’s Victoria Gallagher has an important tip about how to get advanced approval to fly.
bit.ly/32NsxTH #LAANCinAdvance #TipTuesday

01/06/2022
Traveling with Your Drone

Whether traveling with your drone for work or recreation, remember that some parts have packing restrictions on an airplane. Lithium batteries, fuel cells, and components of certain parachute systems can be dangerous goods. Learn how to #PackSafe at http://bit.ly/PackSafe.

01/05/2022

Drone pilots: DYK that you can apply for your airspace authorization before your planned flight? Watch the FAA’s Victoria Gallagher explain why advanced planning is important. bit.ly/32NsxTH #LAANCinAdvance

Did you know that drones have emerged as a useful tool for many real-world purposes? Join the virtual Women in Drones co...
01/05/2022

Did you know that drones have emerged as a useful tool for many real-world purposes? Join the virtual Women in Drones conversation tonight at 8 PM ET with The Female Quotient and the FAA's Sabrina Saunders-Hodge in the virtual Equity Lounge at CES. Register for free at https://bit.ly/3eVSFyc. #CES2022

Did you know that drones have emerged as a useful tool for many real-world purposes? Join the virtual Women in Drones conversation tonight at 8 PM ET with The Female Quotient and the FAA's Sabrina Saunders-Hodge in the virtual Equity Lounge at CES. Register for free at https://bit.ly/3eVSFyc. #CES2022

Are you interested in drone integration? We want your unique perspective! The FAA seeks new members to join the Advanced...
01/04/2022

Are you interested in drone integration? We want your unique perspective! The FAA seeks new members to join the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC). Submit your application by January 10, 2022 at 6 PM ET. Learn more at bit.ly/3k8f3aR.

Are you interested in drone integration? We want your unique perspective! The FAA seeks new members to join the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC). Submit your application by January 10, 2022 at 6 PM ET. Learn more at bit.ly/3k8f3aR.

The FAA is seeking members to join the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee to provide the FAA with recommendations on i...
12/28/2021

The FAA is seeking members to join the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee to provide the FAA with recommendations on important drone and air mobility issues. Apply by 6 PM ET on January 10, 2022. Learn more at bit.ly/3k8f3aR

The FAA is seeking members to join the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee to provide the FAA with recommendations on important drone and air mobility issues. Apply by 6 PM ET on January 10, 2022. Learn more at bit.ly/3k8f3aR

Do you have a passion for flying taxis and drones? Help us shape the future of our airspace by joining the Advanced Avia...
12/22/2021

Do you have a passion for flying taxis and drones? Help us shape the future of our airspace by joining the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC). Interested? Apply by 6 PM ET on January 10, 2022. Learn more at bit.ly/3k8f3aR

Do you have a passion for flying taxis and drones? Help us shape the future of our airspace by joining the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC). Interested? Apply by 6 PM ET on January 10, 2022. Learn more at bit.ly/3k8f3aR

Now that you’ve unboxed your drone, registered it and are following the rules, learn how drones have made a positive imp...
12/17/2021

Now that you’ve unboxed your drone, registered it and are following the rules, learn how drones have made a positive impact around the country. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next #Drones4Good story! Learn about the good drones can do at https://bit.ly/3xtiwX6. #12DaysOfDrones

Now that you’ve unboxed your drone, registered it and are following the rules, learn how drones have made a positive impact around the country. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next #Drones4Good story! Learn about the good drones can do at https://bit.ly/3xtiwX6. #12DaysOfDrones

Don’t be a Grinch! Whenever you fly, stay away from wildfires, areas affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes an...
12/16/2021

Don’t be a Grinch! Whenever you fly, stay away from wildfires, areas affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes and police operations. Remember, if you fly, first responders can’t. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3ldHHIe. #12DaysOfDrones

Don’t be a Grinch! Whenever you fly, stay away from wildfires, areas affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes and police operations. Remember, if you fly, first responders can’t. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3ldHHIe. #12DaysOfDrones

Let it snow? Not on your new drone! Remember to always check the weather before you fly as wind, snow, and storms can ma...
12/15/2021

Let it snow? Not on your new drone! Remember to always check the weather before you fly as wind, snow, and storms can make it hard to control your drone. Weather related crashes can be dangerous and are preventable. Learn more at https://www.faa.gov/uas. #12DaysOfDrones

Let it snow? Not on your new drone! Remember to always check the weather before you fly as wind, snow, and storms can make it hard to control your drone. Weather related crashes can be dangerous and are preventable. Learn more at https://www.faa.gov/uas. #12DaysOfDrones

Although it’s best to avoid flying drones over people, it is permitted under certain conditions. The drone’s weight, con...
12/14/2021

Although it’s best to avoid flying drones over people, it is permitted under certain conditions. The drone’s weight, construction and equipment all play a role. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3rVcTAa. #12DaysOfDrones

Although it’s best to avoid flying drones over people, it is permitted under certain conditions. The drone’s weight, construction and equipment all play a role. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3rVcTAa. #12DaysOfDrones

Flying drones at night is allowed under Part 107!Your drone must: Have anti-collision lighting, visible for 3 miles ✅ Pi...
12/13/2021

Flying drones at night is allowed under Part 107!
Your drone must: Have anti-collision lighting, visible for 3 miles ✅
Pilots must: Hold a current Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate✅
Have a valid airspace authorization, if required ✅ bit.ly/3DWgEIJ. #12DaysOfDrones

Flying drones at night is allowed under Part 107!
Your drone must: Have anti-collision lighting, visible for 3 miles ✅
Pilots must: Hold a current Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate✅
Have a valid airspace authorization, if required ✅ bit.ly/3DWgEIJ. #12DaysOfDrones

All drone pilots need an FAA approved authorization to fly in controlled airspace. Today or up to 90 days ahead, our Low...
12/10/2021

All drone pilots need an FAA approved authorization to fly in controlled airspace. Today or up to 90 days ahead, our Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) can help! Even @NORADSanta submits LAANC requests! Learn more at bit.ly/2ZoNFOy. #12DaysOfDrones

All drone pilots need an FAA approved authorization to fly in controlled airspace. Today or up to 90 days ahead, our Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) can help! Even @NORADSanta submits LAANC requests! Learn more at bit.ly/2ZoNFOy. #12DaysOfDrones

#DYK the FAA manages our nation’s airspace to keep it safe for everyone? Sometimes safety and security events require li...
12/09/2021

#DYK the FAA manages our nation’s airspace to keep it safe for everyone? Sometimes safety and security events require limiting access to the airspace. Don’t fly in restricted airspace. Learn more about airspace restrictions at https://bit.ly/3yd0KaY. #12DaysOfDrones

#DYK the FAA manages our nation’s airspace to keep it safe for everyone? Sometimes safety and security events require limiting access to the airspace. Don’t fly in restricted airspace. Learn more about airspace restrictions at https://bit.ly/3yd0KaY. #12DaysOfDrones

Pro Tip for Recreational Pilots: Download the B4UFLY app! The app shows you what airspace you’re about to fly in, if it’...
12/08/2021

Pro Tip for Recreational Pilots: Download the B4UFLY app! The app shows you what airspace you’re about to fly in, if it’s restricted, how high you can fly and if you need a FAA approved authorization before takeoff. Learn about the app at https://bit.ly/3d7i3R5. #12DaysOfDrones

Pro Tip for Recreational Pilots: Download the B4UFLY app! The app shows you what airspace you’re about to fly in, if it’s restricted, how high you can fly and if you need a FAA approved authorization before takeoff. Learn about the app at https://bit.ly/3d7i3R5. #12DaysOfDrones

LAANC functionality has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience the short outage may have caused.
12/07/2021

LAANC functionality has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience the short outage may have caused.

LAANC functionality has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience the short outage may have caused.

LAANC OUTAGE: Due to a web services provider outage, LAANC is currently unavailable to process new authorizations. Exist...
12/07/2021

LAANC OUTAGE: Due to a web services provider outage, LAANC is currently unavailable to process new authorizations. Existing authorizations remain valid. Drone pilots needing airspace authorizations may use DroneZone at bit.ly/3rNMB2y. We will update as necessary.

LAANC OUTAGE: Due to a web services provider outage, LAANC is currently unavailable to process new authorizations. Existing authorizations remain valid. Drone pilots needing airspace authorizations may use DroneZone at bit.ly/3rNMB2y. We will update as necessary.

Got a new drone and want to use it to take photos for your business? This means you’re flying for commercial use and you...
12/07/2021

Got a new drone and want to use it to take photos for your business? This means you’re flying for commercial use and you’ll need a Remote Pilot Certificate first. Learn more about the certification process at https://bit.ly/3dqJPba. #12DaysOfDrones

Got a new drone and want to use it to take photos for your business? This means you’re flying for commercial use and you’ll need a Remote Pilot Certificate first. Learn more about the certification process at https://bit.ly/3dqJPba. #12DaysOfDrones

The most exciting part about flying a new drone is that you become a pilot! All recreational drone pilots must take the ...
12/06/2021

The most exciting part about flying a new drone is that you become a pilot! All recreational drone pilots must take the Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). It’s available online and completely FREE! Learn more about the TRUST at https://bit.ly/3o2PSJj. #12DaysOfDrones

The most exciting part about flying a new drone is that you become a pilot! All recreational drone pilots must take the Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). It’s available online and completely FREE! Learn more about the TRUST at https://bit.ly/3o2PSJj. #12DaysOfDrones

As a drone pilot, it is your responsibility to make sure your drone is registered and properly marked before your first ...
12/03/2021

As a drone pilot, it is your responsibility to make sure your drone is registered and properly marked before your first flight! Don’t pay someone else to register it! Drone registration is easy and only costs $5. Learn more at https://faadronezone.faa.gov. #12DaysOfDrones

As a drone pilot, it is your responsibility to make sure your drone is registered and properly marked before your first flight! Don’t pay someone else to register it! Drone registration is easy and only costs $5. Learn more at https://faadronezone.faa.gov. #12DaysOfDrones

Are you unwrapping a drone this holiday season? The FAA has lots of safety tips for new drone pilots! Follow along for o...
12/02/2021

Are you unwrapping a drone this holiday season? The FAA has lots of safety tips for new drone pilots! Follow along for our #12DaysOfDrones to make sure you have fun and fly safe. Get started at https://www.faa.gov/uas.

Are you unwrapping a drone this holiday season? The FAA has lots of safety tips for new drone pilots! Follow along for our #12DaysOfDrones to make sure you have fun and fly safe. Get started at https://www.faa.gov/uas.

11/30/2021
12 Days of Drones

Are you considering buying a drone as a holiday gift this year? The FAA wants you and your loved ones to understand how to fly safely. Over the next 12 days, we will show you how to be a responsible drone pilot! Learn more at https://bit.ly/3FXcQrh. #12DaysofDrones

Did you buy a drone this holiday weekend? Welcome to the aviation community, where safety is everyone's responsibility! ...
11/29/2021

Did you buy a drone this holiday weekend? Welcome to the aviation community, where safety is everyone's responsibility! Read about the rules and important safety tips before you fly at https://www.faa.gov/uas.

Did you buy a drone this holiday weekend? Welcome to the aviation community, where safety is everyone's responsibility! Read about the rules and important safety tips before you fly at https://www.faa.gov/uas.

11/26/2021
Holiday drone messaging.

A drone might be the perfect gift this holiday season. Just remember, a drone is not a “toy,” it is an aircraft. You are the pilot and it is your responsibility to fly safe! Learn more at https://www.faa.gov/uas/.

Drone manufacturers: We have more information to help you comply with Remote ID accuracy requirements for a drone's cont...
11/24/2021

Drone manufacturers: We have more information to help you comply with Remote ID accuracy requirements for a drone's control station. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3nJor75. #FlySafe

Drone manufacturers: We have more information to help you comply with Remote ID accuracy requirements for a drone's control station. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3nJor75. #FlySafe

Are you a leader in advanced aviation technologies like drones and flying taxis? We want your unique perspective on the ...
11/15/2021

Are you a leader in advanced aviation technologies like drones and flying taxis? We want your unique perspective on the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee. We are seeking diverse candidates to fill a variety of membership positions. Apply now at https://bit.ly/3k8f3aR.

Are you a leader in advanced aviation technologies like drones and flying taxis? We want your unique perspective on the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee. We are seeking diverse candidates to fill a variety of membership positions. Apply now at https://bit.ly/3k8f3aR.

Flying cars may be closer than you think. In addition to their work on drones, the FAA’s Advanced Aviation Advisory Comm...
11/12/2021

Flying cars may be closer than you think. In addition to their work on drones, the FAA’s Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee will work with the FAA to safely integrate other advanced aviation technology into our airspace. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3k8f3aR

Flying cars may be closer than you think. In addition to their work on drones, the FAA’s Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee will work with the FAA to safely integrate other advanced aviation technology into our airspace. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3k8f3aR

The FAA’s Rebecca MacPherson and Congressman Sean Casten visited Harper College to see their drone technology program in...
11/09/2021

The FAA’s Rebecca MacPherson and Congressman Sean Casten visited Harper College to see their drone technology program in action! They also met with students and educators about workforce opportunities and different uses for drones. Learn more about drone safety at www.faa.gov/uas.

11/03/2021

ICYMI: We want to hear from you! Join us on November 10 for the FAA’s inclusive language summit to discuss a path forward as we implement aviation terminology changes. Learn more about the event and how to submit comments at https://bit.ly/3EhLA5P.

Hey, recreational flyers! Remember, you must pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before you fly! The FAA has a...
11/02/2021

Hey, recreational flyers! Remember, you must pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before you fly! The FAA has approved multiple organizations to administer this free online test. Learn more and access the test at https://bit.ly/2UkGl3B. #TipTuesday

Hey, recreational flyers! Remember, you must pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before you fly! The FAA has approved multiple organizations to administer this free online test. Learn more and access the test at https://bit.ly/2UkGl3B. #TipTuesday

Are you watching today's Drone Advisory Committee meeting? It will soon become the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee,...
10/27/2021

Are you watching today's Drone Advisory Committee meeting? It will soon become the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee, where members will address key drone and advanced air mobility issues and interests. Learn more at bit.ly/38IYc6I.

Are you watching today's Drone Advisory Committee meeting? It will soon become the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee, where members will address key drone and advanced air mobility issues and interests. Learn more at bit.ly/38IYc6I.

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The B4UFly app doesn't show MLB TFRs. There's currently a St. Louis Cardinals game underway and it doesn't show on the app.
Boom!
What is the major differences between Drone part 107 Commercial and Recreational Flyers aren't they flying in the same airspace using the same rules from "FAA"?
In case you missed it - Public Safety- Press Relations Up in the Air: Using UAS for Newsgathering, DroneResponders and National Press Photographers Association webinar presented and recorded on June 9, 2021discussing the latest updates to FAA Part 107 including training/testing, flights over people, night flights and remote ID. Panelists include Mike O’Shea of the FAA, Charles L. Werner, DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, and NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher.
So I’m a bit confused. I will be getting my new drone soon. I understand I need to register it with the FAA. I understand that a person who uses their drone to make money must have a drone pilots license part 107?? It was my understanding that if you are doing as pleasure and as a hobby no part 107 or license is needed. However, in researching deeper and deeper on the web I’m now seeing a hobbyist needs to take a knowledge test to fly a drone. Is this true? WTH???
Sight seeing 🙈
Just curious. Any chance the FAA will come out with a unit to allow 107 pilots to fly at night? Something where it is made to your specs and our drones? The device could be bound to our drone registration, so the information is easy to find. As long as the amount wasn't something insane, it might be something to look at. Perhaps with an additional cert to go with it. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Can anyone, other than the FAA, tell me why we as drone enthusiasts aren't up in arms over part 107? I have paid for the drone. I have paid to register that drone with the FAA and agreed to fly in accordance with your rules under said registration. So I can take as many pictures as I want and still fly in accordance to your rules perfectly legally but the moment I want to sell a picture I have to pay you more money to get a part 107? Absolutely not. Asinine.
Good evening, is there someone with the FAA who can provide viewers of this page with an update on the proposed rule that would allow small UAS flights at night and over people? I've heard that disposition of the proposal is due on December 1st. Thank you in advance for your efforts to keep pilots informed!
Does anyone know if the Part 107 can still be extended for six months online.