UK UAS Accident Data Shows Safety Issue Most Pilots Are in Denial About

Uk Uas Accident Data Shows Safety Issue Most Are In Denial About

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch just published their 2021 accident review for UAS incidents. “Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) occurrences accounted for a quarter of the notifications received by the AAIB in 2021 and the increased levels of reporting from this sector is welcomed. The AAIB has been investigating selected UAS accidents since 2015 and … Read more

Fixed-Wing UAS Pilots Need to Read This. Most Flight Outside Regulations.

Fixed-wing Uas Wake Up Call. Most Flight Outside Regulations.

I was recently asked about a fixed-wing UAS, the FlightWave Edge 130. In taking a look at the UAS, I noticed the following statement on the FlightWave sight, “The Edge 130 VTOL tricopter is a consumer-priced, military-grade UAS designed for long-range, long-endurance missions.” – Source It was the words Long-Range that caught my eye, given … Read more

Pilots Record Database FAQ for COA Departments Flying Part 107 and Public Aircraft Operations

Pilots Record Database Faq For Coa Departments Flying Part 107 And Public Aircraft Operations

The subject of the Pilots Record Database and its applicability for both Part 107 and COA pilots has created a thirst for more clarity. These FAQs below are a combination of information distributed by the FAA, and some are from the info I published here. With the liability and complexity of yet another COA admin … Read more

Public Safety Drone Pilots Now Subject to Massive Reporting Requirements to FAA

Five Airports Selected To Test And Evaluate Unmanned  Aircraft Detection

At first glance, you are not going to believe what I’m about to share with you. But this is all true, so pay close attention. Historically the FAA has maintained a database of commercial pilots that employers had to upload information about. This was typically so that when pilots moved from one carrier to another … Read more

The Truth of Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) and Collision Avoidance for Public Safety Drone Pilots

The Truth Of Visual Line Of Sight (vlos) And Collision Avoidance For Public Safety Drone Pilots

Here is the latest FAA guidance on Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) and Collision Avoidance for drone pilots flying under Part 107 or a COA. Let’s not forget the actual limited operating distances that are required. Seeing your drone means a lot more than just seeing a dot in the sky. Pay attention to the … Read more

March 2022 FAA Drone Pro Update – LAANC & Getting Serious

March 2022 Faa Drone Pro Update – Laanc & Getting Serious

Last night was the FAA Drone Pro webinar. A lot of good information in these slides. Accidents between UAS and manned aircraft are getting more frequent. In fact, there allegedly was a teenager killed yesterday in the UK after being struck by an unmanned RC aircraft. People flying as hobbyists and not FULLY complying with … Read more

The Problem with Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Compliance at Night

Don’t Trust Marketing When It Comes To Night Flight – Watch This

As I have written about previously, there are numerous myths, misinformation, and disconnects when it comes to Part 107, commercial drone operations, and related FAA responses. But the question that begs for an answer is why these disconnects exist. There are several reasons for the disparities. 1) Manned Aircraft Pilots (MAPs) are trained to think … Read more

FAA vs UAV / UAS – The Myths, Misinformation and Missing Links

Faa Vs Uav / Uas – The Myths, Misinformation And Missing Links

There is no doubt that the development and use of small unmanned aerial vehicles and systems (sUAV / UAS, aka drones) is exploding; from taking lofty real-estate pictures and videos, inspecting construction sites, buildings, transmission lines, towers, bridges, and other infrastructures, farm field surveys, search and rescue, emergency response to potential personal transportation and more. … Read more