Check These Three Things Before Drone Takeoff The excitement that comes from flying a drone is hard to beat. Whether you’ve been building RC airplanes for years, or want to get the perfect selfie, it can be tempting to put a drone in the air as soon as you get your hands on [...]
When do I need to report an accident? The remote pilot in command of the small UAS is required to report an accident to the FAA within 10 days if it results in at least serious injury to any person or any loss of consciousness, or if it causes damage to [...]
At the recent meeting of the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), the team created three risk reduction working groups.
Jul 11 2017 - At the recent meeting of the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), the team created three risk reduction working groups. UAS Loss of Control: LOC is a very real safety concern. Due to the number of UAS sightings at extreme altitudes and close proximity to manned aircraft one can reasonably assume [...]
The Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST) held its latest meeting on March 30th, 2017. Meeting highlights included a presentation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on UAS Accident/Incident Notification and Investigation. The MITRE Corporation presented on the subject of Data Protection Considerations. Resilient Solutions discussed the need for a System Management System (SMS) working group [...]
When the Wright brothers made the first manned flight on December 17, 1903, few could have imagined that air travel would soon be a routine part of our everyday lives. In the hundred years since then, air travel has become the very safest form of transportation available to us — safer than bus, train, rail, and [...]
October 21- People are captivated by the limitless possibilities the drone industry offers, but with them comes a host of safety challenges, as hundreds of thousands of drones take to the sky. At the Federal Aviation Administration, we realize we can’t solve these challenges alone. We need the expertise and collaboration of key industry [...]