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July 25, 2016
Privacy Policy Best Practices   Do you have any questions on how to properly operate a UAS with a camera? Here are some quick guidelines to help you operate you UAS responsibly. Create a privacy policy that outlines what data will be collected, how it will be used, and how it will...
July 20, 2016
Cal Fire Arrests Drone Pilot for Flying Near Wildfire                             The Drone pilot who had previously been the news for causing Cal Fire to stop its air operations because they were flying their...
July 7, 2016
An Introduction to Drone Racing Do you have an interest in learning what drone racing is? Its a new way to use UAS and opens the door to many new possibilities for competition in this emerging field. The UAS are specialized like a Formula 1 race car to meet the needs of the race, balancing speed...
June 29, 2016
The FAA sent out a press release that drones that drones are to keep away from wildfires to let firefighters do their work.   Press Release – FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=19234
June 27, 2016
Regulations state that that there is a No Drone Zone within a 30 mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.   This man made that mistake twice. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/27/drone-operator-cited-dc-flight/86426322/
June 24, 2016
Unmanned Aircraft Systems are a fast growing field, but there's plenty of misinformation around.  Here are our response to the most common drone myths.   1. A Model Aircraft is not a Drone or Unmanned Aircraft Congress legally defined a model aircraft as a type of Unmanned Aircraft...
June 22, 2016
Introduction to the new Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107) The new Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule is primarily focused around two parts: small UAS Operating Rules (Part 107 – Subpart B), and the introduction of a remote pilot certificate and a small UAS rating (Part 107 – Subpart C...
June 20, 2016
MESA Lab and Center of Excellence visit the capitol to demonstrate and talk about drone safety. Undergraduate Lab Manager of MESA, Lexus Garcia, features in an article from the Sacramento Bee.   Drones fly at California Capitol to fight for rules 'that work' http://www.sacbee.com/...
June 13, 2016
Minnesota Man Faces $55k fine from FAA for flying drone http://dailysignal.com/2016/06/12/he-flew-a-drone-to-take-photos-for-a-friend-now-hes-facing-55k-in-government-fines/   Q & A Regarding The Article: Q: He was a hobbiest, why is he being charged $55K? A: Although he was a...
May 13, 2016
UC Merced is proposing a new policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Model Aircrafts.  The policy applies to UC Merced faculty and staff members, students and non-affiliates, including third-party contractors and hobbyists operating or planning to operate UAS or model aircrafts for any...

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