Trump Reinstates the FAA’s Drone Registration Requirement with 2018 Defense Bill

Yesterday, President Trump signed a sweeping defense policy bill for 2018, which included reinstating the requirement for recreational drone users to once again register their drones between 0.55 and 55 pounds. In May this year, a D.C. circuit judge determined the Federal Aviation Administration didn’t have the authority to enforce this rule, citing a 2012 aviation law, which states model aircraft cannot be regulated by the FAA and argued the recreational use of drones is considered the use of a model aircraft.

Dec 13, 2017 11:13:40 AM

Topics: Drones, FAA regulations, FAA, Trump

2017: The Year of Natural Disasters and Putting Drones to Work

This year was host to a lot of natural disasters across the globe, but one common thread was the use of drones during the disaster and in its aftermath. Here’s a list of where and how they were used, from most recent to earlier in the year.

Dec 13, 2017 9:19:07 AM

Topics: Drones, Humanitarian, disaster relief