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3 08, 2016

FAA Tests FBI Drone Detection System at JFK

By |August 3rd, 2016|FAA|Comments Off on FAA Tests FBI Drone Detection System at JFK

via: faa.gov

The FAA and its government partners are expanding research on ways to detect “rogue” drones around airports.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its government, industry and academia partners have joined forces to evaluate drone detection technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

Over the last two years, the FAA has received […]

8 03, 2016

Client Who Crashed Drone Into Empire State Building Avoids Jail

By |March 8th, 2016|FAA|Comments Off on Client Who Crashed Drone Into Empire State Building Avoids Jail

Via DNAInfo

The New Jersey man who smashed a drone into the side of the Empire State Building last month got off the hook with community service and a fine after taking a plea deal, prosecutors said.

Sean Riddle, 28, pleaded guilty in court on Monday to disorderly conduct, taking a deal that reduced the charge from […]

22 07, 2015

Teen Equips Drone as a Lethal Weapon – Our Response

By |July 22nd, 2015|FAA, UAS|Comments Off on Teen Equips Drone as a Lethal Weapon – Our Response

RE: FAA Investigation of Austin Haughwout from Clinton, Connecticut for equipping and shooting a gun from an Unmanned Aircraft System.

The Callahan & Robinson, P.C. law firm is greatly concerned about the recent actions taken by Austin Haughwout (18) of Clinton, Connecticut regarding his equipping and firing a lethal weapon from an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). […]

21 07, 2015

SouthGate Films, Inc. Receives FAA Exemption

By |July 21st, 2015|FAA, UAS|Comments Off on SouthGate Films, Inc. Receives FAA Exemption

RE: SouthGate Films, Inc. Receives FAA Exemption to Commercially Operate UAV/Drones in New York City

Brooklyn, NY, April 21, 2015 — The drones are coming. SouthGate Films, Inc. recently received a Section 333 Exemption approval from the FAA for commercial drone filming. Based out of its Greenpoint, Brooklyn aeronautics laboratory, SouthGate Films, Inc. is a pioneer […]

17 02, 2015

The FAA Finally Unveils Its Drone Rules

By |February 17th, 2015|FAA, UAS|Comments Off on The FAA Finally Unveils Its Drone Rules

After what seems like years, the FAA on Sunday finally released its long-awaited proposal for using small commercial drones, setting up a plan for UAS to share the sky with other passenger aircraft.

Under the new UAS rules, the FAA will allow drones weighing less than 55 pounds to fly within sight of their remote pilots […]