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Drone show is all business

Article | Apr 28, 2016

It is far from the largest convention that the drone boom has spawned, but a four-year-old conference in California is tightly focused on business.

FAA talks drone integration

Article | Apr 21, 2016

The FAA held its first UAS Symposium April 19 and 20, seeking feedback from the unmanned aircraft community on drone integration into the National Airspace System.

Drone risk in sharper focus

Article | Apr 20, 2016

A reported collision between a drone and a British Airways Airbus A320 over London prompted a flurry of media coverage and fresh concern.

Dollars for drone safety

Article | Apr 13, 2016

AirMap, the Santa Monica, California, firm founded by pilot Ben Marcus, has raised $15 million to support safe integration of drones.

AOPA joins industry letter supporting uniform UAS regulation

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

AOPA and nine other aviation groups signed a letter opposing a recently proposed amendment to the U.S. Senate's FAA Reauthorization Act that would do away with federal preemption in the integration of drones into the National Airspace System.

Micro drone recommendations issued

Advocacy | Apr 06, 2016

A government-industry panel charged with making recommendations for creating a “micro drone” category has submitted its formal report to the FAA.

Drone notification made easy

Article | Apr 04, 2016

Recreational drone pilots who plan flights within five miles of an airport can use AirMap to electronically notify airport operators of the flight.

Drone sightings steady

Article | Mar 31, 2016

The FAA released a new set of reports of unmanned aircraft sightings March 25, followed by new rules for commercial operators.

AOPA helps drone operators unravel FAA rules

Advocacy | Mar 22, 2016

Drone pilots operating near airports can get help deciphering FAA guidance and learn more about best practices from a new AOPA fact sheet.

Drone designed to save lives

Article | Mar 17, 2016

The Vapor 55 unmanned helicopter can spot sharks near beaches, drop life rafts to swimmers in distress, and carry life-saving medical supplies to wounded soldiers.