The first meeting of the UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on June 21-23 advanced key policies of concern to the FAA, industry and law enforcement.
During this initial meeting, the ARC considered issues such as existing regulations applicable to drone identification and tracking, air traffic management for drones, concerns and authorities of local law enforcement, and potential legal considerations. The group developed some preliminary questions and identification parameters, and reviewed a sample of existing identification technologies.
The groups membership represents a diverse variety of stakeholders, including the unmanned aircraft industry, the aviation community and industry member organizations, manufacturers, researchers, standards groups, and local law enforcement and other officials.
The ARC will continue to meet as necessary to develop solutions that function at federal, state, and local levels. The ARCs next meeting is planned for July 18-19, 2017.
Source: FAADrone ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee Update
The effort now underway in Congress to privatize the air traffic control system would be a disaster for general aviation, according to… AOPA President Mark Baker says it would be a disaster for general aviation if the airlines succeed in their lobbying …
Source: bingSenate Interested In Air Force OA-X Project
The 39th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is … It is a scientific sample of aircraft from the Civil Aviation Registry, officials note. Tetra Tech officials say they would like to hear from everyone who received an invitation to …
Source: bingGeneral aviation survey underway
There’s no shortage of drone delivery concepts that have been floated by major retailers. None more so than Amazon, which is determined to make its Prime Air service a reality. Although testing for that is currently underway in Cambridge, England, a recent patent published in the US shows how Amazon envisions its drones working in an […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsAmazon Patent Shows Potential Drone Delivery Infrastructure
The AOPA You Can Fly High School Initiative is working to create aviation-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum for high schools across the country. A step in that effort is to put its curriculum for ninth graders to the test. Educators who will field test the curriculum this fall attended a teachers’ workshop held at AOPA’s Frederick, Maryland headquarters June 26 through 28.
Source: aopaTeachers 'flight test' AOPA's high school aviation curriculum
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted June 29 to advance FAA reauthorization legislation. Unlike a House bill that was approved by committee on June 28, the Senate legislation, which AOPA backs, and which was approved by voice vote, does not include the privatization of air traffic control.
Source: aopaSenate advances FAA reauthorization
Doug Wilson, a former executive with Signature Flight Support and current president and senior partner of FBO Partners, wrote that FBO consolidation has hurt competition in certain markets.
Source: aopaFBO consultant admits consolidation is a problem
Frequent contributor Star Novak just sent us this photo, explaining: “This pretty little Luscombe owned by Adam Pratt from Lenexa, Kansas, was basking in a warm summer sunset at the conclusion of the VAA Chapter 16’s annual Fly-In at K34 June 24.”
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comBasking in the sun
Dispatch from KDMH, Carbondale, Illinois: The carefully arranged chairs in the giant hangar are in disarray, hurriedly pushed and pulled to either side, parted like the Red Sea to make room to bring Les Burrill’s wounded bird— Race 11 — in out of the baking sun. A small cluster of racers gathers around the green and […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comAir Racing from the Cockpit: Disputing the results
InterDrone 2017 in cooperation with Drone Law Pro has published and made available for free a new whitepaper regarding Part 107. “The Comprehensive Guide to Part 107: The Current State of Commercial UAS Integration in the U.S. 2017” has recently been published by BZ Media for the upcoming InterDrone 2017 and was written by […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsInterDrone in Cooperation with Drone Law Pro Publishes Free White Paper on Part 107