What Every Manned or Unmanned Pilot Should Know

Our airspace is now shared by pilots of both manned and unmanned aircraft. Often, we don’t understand enough about this new mix of aircraft operations. That’s why it is imperative for everyone to share a common understanding of how and why this blend works, and how to maintain and improve the impeccable safety record that general…

Analysis of the 2018-2038 FAA Aviation Forecast

On March 15th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its aerospace forecast for the fiscal years 2018 to 2038. The report covers all the areas of interest to the federal agency, notably commercial airliners, general aviation and now unmanned systems, as well as all items pertaining to the safety of operations over the national airspace.…

Live from the FAA UAS Symposium

The 3rd Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium recently wrapped up, but thanks to the #UAS2018 hashtag, info and insight about the event came out live and in real-time. FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell was on hand to highlight the message of how the FAA wanted to collaborate with the drone industry, while US Secretary…

FAA Restricts Drone Operations over Certain Department of Energy Sites

On December 18th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would restrict unauthorized UAV operations over seven Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. According to the FAA official press release, the request for restriction came directly from U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies who asked the FAA to exercise its existing authority under Title…