1. FlyXlsa

    FAA Grants first ever waiver for a 3DR Solo Flight

    First in flight. A 3DR Solo! The FAA gave the first ever go-ahead for a drone to fly at a major airport
  2. M


    (First post here - Hi!) There are two private helipads listed a little more than 1 NM across a lake to the east of my home - I doubt they are used any longer but even so, contacting them is not an issue. Otherwise I have no other formal restrictions on flying my drone from my home... However...
  3. Captain Zepher

    ATC Rejection

    I tried to get authorization from EYW for a flight this SAT but I got "Key West International tower does not entertain drones with in the class delta airspace. There are too many low flying manned aircraft." ...Rejected Feels bad man. Anyone have any ATC encounters?
  4. C

    the dreaded FAA Airspace Authorization application

    I have searched the forum and not found a thread on this. Sorry if it's already been covered. Here's the situation, as part of my work I received my Remote Pilot Airman Certificate under part 107. We want to be able to conduct flights at our business location which happens to fall within Class...
  5. ASA2FLY

    Tips for Getting Your Remote Pilot Certificate

    Hello 3DR Pilots, I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself, introduce ASA, and tell you about some of the products we have available to help you with your part 107 certification. First, my name is Brian Snider, I am the marketing coordinator for ASA (Aviation Supplies & Academics). I have...
  6. Robert Rose

    UAG Exam Result

    I passed the UAG exam today. Some observations; your results may differ: It was much harder than the sample test that the FAA distributes. It hit very hard on interpretation of charts, understanding airspace class, getting airspace off a chart, and reading weather reports (METAR, TAF, etc.)...
  7. franknitty69

    3DR Webinar: Prepare for Part 107

    3DR is hosting a webinar on how to prepare for the Part 107 knowledge test. When: Wednesday, August 31st at 11-12am PDT Register: Get ready for Part 107 with our free webinar! It will soon be legal to fly drones at work without a manned aircraft pilots license. On August 29th the FAA test...
  8. Robert Rose

    FAA Overreach on Applicability of Part 107 Rules

    This one should get your blood boiling. If not, then I have not been clear enough. You thought that Part 107 only applied to commercial work/business activity, right? NO SAYS THE FAA. By now you are aware that there is a special rule for the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and other...
  9. Robert Rose

    Reading Sectional Charts

    If you are preparing for the UAG test, want information about airports, want to avoid other air traffic, or just plain curious, you will want to learn how to read a sectional chart. The FAA has a free on-line Chart User's Guide here: FAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide
  10. S

    Hiring Contract 107 Pilots in US

    DATAWING EXPANDS NETWORK TO SUPPORT GROWING CLIENT BASE We are excited to invite you to join our national network of UAV drone service providers. DataWing has worked very hard to secure nationwide contracts and now we need to build our ranks to meet demand. This network is different from some...
  11. Ed Beck

    Small, commercial drones get federal OK for takeoff

    Seriously? I'm the first one to post this? I thought this would be all over the board today. Small, commercial drones get federal OK for takeoff The Federal Aviation Administration has created a new category of rules for drones weighing less than 55 pounds. The long-anticipated rules would...
  12. franknitty69

    Commercial UAS Exemptions by the numbers

    i found this cool website that has aggregated FAA exemptions into some useful info. enjoy. Commercial UAS Exemptions: Interactive Report - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  13. EyeWingsuit

    FAA updates rules

    http://tinyurl.com/UAVcodeUPDATE Part 107 becomes more clear as a result of this update to the rule set as well. Although this predominantly points to educators, it also provides clarity in the narrowing of commercial definitions. Be safe out there.
  14. Burkeam

    Interesting. Who can log hours as a Pilot

    I'm starting my drone logging. Should have two years ago but now ready to service commercially. I came across the comment of drone pilots not being able to document as Pilot In Command(PIC). No where does it state a drone pilot can log the recent flight experience requirements. Very interesting...
  15. QuadCoyote

    How to contact airport tower?

    I've actually sent this question to the FAA, but I'm wondering if any of you have already asked and had this answered: I understand that I'm obliged to inform the airport operator and the tower of a model aircraft operation if I'm going to be operating within five miles of a towered airport...
  16. egodinho

    Regulations everywhere, even in Punta Cana

    Guys, just a tip and information. I arrived yesterday in Punta Cana and the aduana apprehends my Solo, because according them since last year you need to have a authorization to fly and the regulation agency didn't work in weekends. My fault to don't check this before, but it's a little...
  17. egodinho

    Drones in USA

    Guys, I was reading about the FAA registration and it's required just for American citizens. I'm from Brazil and I'like to know if I need to do something to fly in USA. Anyone know?
  18. Soul Patch Films

    Beware registration scam

    If you search for "Drone registration" one of the first sites that pops up is "federaldroneregistration.com" This is not the official FAA site, and will charge you $24.99 to register your drone, claiming they will make sure your paperwork is filled out correctly. FAA drone registraton is free in...
  19. F

    FAA Registry List Will Be Public

    FAA finally admits names and home addresses in drone registry will be publicly available. Source: Forbes.com
  20. clackey

    FAA to states: Back off and leave drone regulation to us

    "According to the FAA, 45 states considered some sort of drone law in 2015. That included California, where bills to stop drones from flying over private property and increasing criminal penalties for reckless drone operators were vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Some cities have also been trying to...