Virtual Workshop to Promote Safe Use of Drones

Session will highlight licensing requirements, other regulations for professionals and hobbyists Dec. 1, 2020 (Arlington, Texas) — Drones are becoming more popular throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, whether flown for business purposes, to improve public safety or just for fun. With the holiday season approaching, many North Texans may soon have the opportunity to fly a drone for the first time. If ...
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FAA Issues SFAR for COVID-19 Relief

April 29, 2020 - The FAA issued a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) titled “Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the COVID 19 Outbreak.” The relief extends the expiration dates of certain types of certificate and operating privileges for airman and part 141 flight schools. This SFAR is valid from April 30th 2020 to March 31st 2021, however, most of the provisions are effective...
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FAA Proposes Rules for Remote Identification and Tracking of Drones

On December 31, 2019, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish a remote identification system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights. Remote identification can help to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace system (NAS). The rules would apply to nearly all drones weighing more than 0.55 lbs, including UAS flown for recreation and commercial operations. I...
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Have You Considered an Aviation Career Outside the Flight Deck?

While the world takes notice of the massive shortages forecast for pilots, a similar story is the pending shortage of support personnel. However, we remain optimistic because the good news is that this is an amazing opportunity. While a budding workforce laments the lack of good-paying entry-level jobs, the aviation industry is screaming, “Look over here!” Corporate-sponsored programs are cropp...
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Recreational Drone Pilots Rejoice! Get Instant Controlled Airspace Authorization with LAANC

Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability ( LAANC) is a collaboration between the FAA and private industry to streamline the approval process for operating drones in controlled airspace. LAANC directly supports UAS integration into the airspace, providing remote pilots access to controlled airspace at or below 400 ft. and gives Air Traffic Control visibility of where and when drones o...
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Arkansas Students Compete at International Drone Day Event

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) Unmanned Aerial Systems program hosted its inaugural Drone Day competition last month, with flight and build competitions that encouraged creative thinking in this emerging industry. Local teams from five high schools and one middle school competed in the event. The UAFS Drone Day event ran in conjunction with International Drone Day on May 4, 2019...
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Tennessee Aviation Teacher Helps Students Find Their Path

Across the country, schools have let out for summer and teachers are already looking toward what’s to come in August. Aviation programs have cropped up in high schools and Career Technical Education centers everywhere, and Gleim Aviation is thrilled to support these programs. Today we are highlighting a school in Tennessee using flight simulation to provide hands-on training to supplement stude...
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FAA Announces New Requirements for Recreational Drones

The FAA released new information on May 16, 2019 affecting recreational drone flight as mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The change modifies how drone flyers request authorization to fly near airports and in any controlled airspace. It also requires drone flyers to pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test, maintain proof that they passed, and make it available to ...
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