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WP: White House Rolls Out Long-anticipated Rules for Drone Operations

Discussion in 'News' started by Mark The Droner, Jun 21, 2016.

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  1. Mark The Droner

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    White House rolls out long-anticipated rules for drone operations

    The era when a glance toward the sky is more likely to reveal a small unmanned aircraft than an airplane or a bird seems remote to most people, but it drew closer Tuesday as the White House released regulations intended to keep drones from colliding with things in flight and people on the ground.

    Many years in the making, and after 4,600 public comments, the narrow focus of the new rules will be criticized by those who hoped the Federal Aviation Administration would sketch out a futuristic grand plan, and praised by others who worried the agency would offer too much regulation too soon.

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    Edit: FAA Press Release: Press Release – DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
     
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  2. DeadGrunt

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    Typical government bureaucracy. Nothing surprises me anymore. The rules are in place, people register the drones, agree to the terms of use and still violate the rules. Only a matter of time before something bad really does happen and more negativity is brought to highlight people that fly correctly because they are guilty by association. Thank you for the information.
     
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    I think these rules are a good step forward. I don't have problems with anything in there, and hopefully it will better educate users.
     
  4. X5GEE

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    590 pages is what I seen. I got through a few pages and read $150 fee for certification? Part 107 test? Can someone explain to me what else is needed to make money while using a UAS? I'm a photographer and videographer by trade.
     
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    So just to understand, the rules apply to those NOT flying re-creationally?
     
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    These rules are for people who want to do commercial work. They do not apply to hobbyists.
     
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    I'm waiting patiently to find out when these tests and study materials are available.
     
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    Okay gotcha. But from what I can gather, you just need to a UAS pilots certificate and to pass an online test?
     
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    You can read about it here. I haven't set aside a few hours to comb through that document yet.
     
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