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    FAA Part 107 - Operations Over People January 2022 USA

    Let's get this out there in one neat and tidy package for future reference. This is only relevant for Part 107 Operations under the FAA in the United States of America!! This is from April 2021 so the actual dates might have changed a few days here or there but they are very close. At this...
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    FAA Part 107 Registration - UPDATE!!

    For those FAA Part 107 holders who are updating their registrations or are registering a NEW aircraft you may notice that the FAA DroneZone portal has been updated to incorporate Remote ID information. The update requires a registrant to indicate if their drone is Remote ID equipped or not...
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    FAA - Part 107 LAANC Authorizations for NIGHT Flight in Controlled Airspace (temporary)

    (Copied from Vic Moss) Hot off the presses.... Night ops in controlled airspace temporary procedure is live. Permanent solution to be announced later...
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    FAA Part 107 Rule Changes re: Showing RPIC to LEO etc. . .

    Listen, I volunteer my time here to try and share the information given from my uppers at the FAA. Take it and do with it whatever you want (ignoring it is fine with me) but I can assure you this will be the last time I address you on this topic. Allen
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    FAA Part 107 Rule Changes re: Showing RPIC to LEO etc. . .

    I'm just going by my training sessions and the Executive Summary. You may want to reach out to LEGAL for that information.
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    FAA Part 107 Rule Changes re: Showing RPIC to LEO etc. . .

    This is for Part 107 Operations ONLY right now . . . (Recreational your day is coming in just a couple of months) Specifically in regards to WHO you must legally show your ID and Part 107 Credentials to: Up until 4/21/21 a RPIC is only required to show their RPIC Certificate to FAA Officials...
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    Part 107 Test/Recurrency go LIVE 4/6/21... Important notes . . .

    The Part 107 Online Recurrency Training Module is now LIVE: https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_content.aspx?pf=1&preview=true&cID=677
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    Part 107 Test/Recurrency go LIVE 4/6/21... Important notes . . .

    As of tomorrow the Part 107 Initial Knowledge Test (in person) and Recurrency Training Module (online) will go LIVE with the new materials to cover Night Flights w/o a Waiver and Operations Over People (OOP). Let's take a quick moment to break this down. Tuesday 4//6/2021 Part 107...
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    FAA Facility Maps (LAANC Grids)

    This comes up a LOT and we need to do a PSA to all FAA UAS operators. On the UAS Facility Maps (LAANC Grids) there are boxes with a # in it (0 - 400). Some people mistakenly think this is the "allowed altitude by default" for that grid section. This is NOT the case. The altitude listed is the...
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    Another FAA delay on Part 107 for March 2021

    Sorry folks, we just got notification this morning that on Wednesday (3/10), the FAA will publish a new delay on RID, OOP, and the new Recurrent and Initial Remote Pilot (107) procedures. This is very unfortunate if you need to become 107 current before the end of March. We are trying to see if...
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    Bad drone legislation in the US

    Attention US drone owners (r/c too!). Utah's Senator Lee is at it again with his "Drone Integration and Zoning Act" bill. DSP Alliance and other organizations were informed of this yesterday. Kenji and I are working with some other organizations to put together a unified approach to make sure...
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    FAA Part 107 training/testing pushed to 3/16/21

    Heads UP!! Many of our fellow Part 107 Operators are failing to read the fine print and taking an online test for MANNED Aircraft Pilots and it does NOT satisfy the requirements to make non Manned Pilots Current!! Below is an exert I put out on a couple of Part 107 groups that I felt like needed...
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    FAA RPIC/Part 107 . . . they don't "Expire"

    This topic is possibly the one I get the most comments and Private Messages about so I thought I'd do a Write-Up so others can read and hopefully get a better (more accurate) understanding of this topic that causes so much confusion. FAA RPIC/Part 107 . . . they don't "Expire" Your RPIC/Part...
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    FAA Part 107 training/testing pushed to 3/16/21

    Heads Up! There is been a slight change to the Part 107 recurrence training. The roll-out will change from 3/1/21 to 3/16/21. This was so it would be in "accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending...
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    FAA Release NEW rules for UAS Operations

    This is JUST NOW released so details to follow ASAP! Remote Identification. A good start from DSPA https://dspalliance.org/remote-identification-a-good-start/ New Rules for Ops Over People (& RID) from DSPA New Rules for Ops Over People (& RID) – Drone Service Providers Alliance Nights Ops...