FAA Reauthorization: Micro Drone Classification, Again

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., the chairman of the U.S. Senate committee on small business and entrepreneurship, announced that he has written the Micro Drone Safety and Innovation Act, which would create a micro drone classification for drones weighing under 4.4 lbs, exempting them from some FAA regulations. The announcement was made in written testimony at the committee’s hearing titled […]

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3 Exciting Drones to Watch Out for in 2016

Guest  post by Alan Perlman, UAV Coach — It appears that 2016 will be another landmark year for drones and UAVs. With Yuneec, GoPro, and Lily Robotics all releasing new models this year, here are three potentially awesome drones I recommend keeping an eye on: Yuneec Typhoon H Yuneec recently unveiled the Typhoon H; a […]

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FAA Rulemaking Committee to Include AirMap Co-Founder

Gregory McNeal, Co-Founder of AirMap, has been appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee. McNeal was chosen by the FAA and the Small UAV Coalition to work on the committee which is tasked with making recommendations on performance-based standards and operation requirements for a new classification of UAS […]

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Teen Led Team from England Wins Dubai World Drone Prix

ABC News reported that a 15 year old pilot from England, Luke Bannister, led the team that won the first World Drone Prix held in Dubai this week end. The team, Tornado X-Blades Banni UK, wom $250,000, part of the $1 million purse. The drone race will become part of the World Future Sports Games […]

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DRONELIFE Field Test: Lowepro DroneGuard Backpack 450 AW

Lowepro, a company that designs backpacks and carrying bags especially for recreation and the outdoors, has just announced the latest addition to its DroneGuard collection, the 450 AW. Lowepro’s bags and backpacks have a reputation for quality, utility, and durability. Based on our experience, the 450 AW, is in line with that. The DroneGuard 450 […]

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