Yes, Drone Pilots Must Worry About Manned Aircraft Under 400 Feet AGL

Yes, You Must Worry About Manned Aircraft Under 400 Feet Agl

In recent conversations with other drone experts, I’m stunned by the lack of awareness or understanding about drone pilots and the risk of collision with other aircraft because of poor assumptions. Drone pilots don’t own the airspace below 400 feet above ground level. You have no right of way ownership when you are legally flying. … Read more

FAA Issues Public Aircraft Training Flight Memo Impacts UAS

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Up until November 12, 2021, UAS COA operations were not allowed to conduct training flights. All pilots would have needed to hold a Part 107 pilot certificate or the flight would have been not permitted under the COA. On November 12, 2021, the FAA Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulations issued the following memo to provide … Read more

Public Safety Drone Flying During Emergencies – Instructions

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The briefing you need to fly during emergencies when you need a waiver. Applies to both Part 107 and COA pilots. This Special Process for Emergency Operations, is often referred to as the Special Governmental Interest (SGI) process, or eCOA process. The FAA has established an expedited special process for organizations responding to emergencies, who … Read more