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FAA Approves Ag Drone Flights for One Company: Is Decision a Road Map for Others?
Posted on 9 Mar 2015 by Todd Janzen

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Washington company (Advanced Aviation Solutions LLC) an exemption to fly unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs" or "drones") commercially for "precision agriculture" and "crop... Read More

Drones at the Speedway: A Presentation to The Racing Attorneys Conference (TRAC)
Posted on 20 May 2015 by Todd Janzen

On April 15, 2015 I was on a panel discussing hot topics in the law at The Racing Attorneys Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. I talked about the legalities of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) or "drones" in the motor racing industry. I've... Read More

Tags: UAV , FAA , UAS , unmanned , drones , Aircraft

Ten Key Points to the FAA's Proposed Small UAV Rule
Posted on 14 May 2015 by Todd Janzen

The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has released proposed rules that would govern the integration of “small” unmanned aircraft systems (“small UAS”) into the National Airspace System. The proposed rules specifically... Read More

White House Memo Will Impact How Federal Contractors Can Use Drones
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Kevin D. Pomfret , Robert E. Korroch & Anthony H. Anikeeff There has been a great deal written about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) recent release of proposed regulations concerning the commercial use of Unmanned... Read More

Tags: UAV , drone , aerial , UAS , unmanned , Aircraft

Don't Forget the Little Guy: FAA's Proposed Rules for "Micro" UAVs
Posted on 19 May 2015 by Todd Janzen

Many articles have been written about the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed rules for "small" unmanned aircraft systems ("small UAS" or "small UAVs"). But most authors have overlooked that the FAA is also... Read More

Tags: UAV , FAA , drone , micro , unmanned , Aircraft

While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Todd Janzen

Indiana is one of at least twelve states that enacted laws this past year limiting use of "unmanned aerial vehicles" (UAVs) or "drones." The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has known about the coming wave of drones for years... Read More

FAA Issues New Proposed Rules for Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)
Posted on 30 Apr 2015 by GreenbergTraurig

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 addressed the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, also known as UAS or drones, into the national airspace system. The Act requires the Secretary of Transportation to develop, among other things... Read More