FAA Changes Coming for Recreational/Hobby Drones (Attn LEO)

FAA Changes Coming for Recreational/Hobby Drones (Attn LEO)
June 6, 2019 Comments Off on FAA Changes Coming for Recreational/Hobby Drones (Attn LEO) Drone Laws,Hobby Drones,law enforcement drone pilot training,Public Safety Admin

Changes Coming in the Future

The FAA is upgrading the online system, known as LAANC (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability), so that recreational operations can get automated airspace authorizations to fly in controlled airspace.

The new law also requires:

  1. Drone operators to pass an online aeronautical knowledge and safety test and carry proof of test passage.
  2. The FAA to issue guidance for how it will recognize community based organizations.

The FAA plans to have all of these features and requirements fully implemented by the summer of 2019.

Check the FAA website for the latest updates or follow on social media for the latest news.

More detailed information about the FAA’s plan to fully implement the requirements of Section 349 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 may be found on the Federal Register.

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Admin Tim Trott is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) certified instructor (#329775) and has passed the FAA exam for Fundamentals of Instruction. In addition, he holds a Section 333 Exemption (#11636) and is a member of Flight Instructors of North America (FSANA) as well as AUVSI, AMA, AOPA, ALEA, and EAA and is also a student pilot.