FAA highlights changes for recreational (hobby) drones

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FAA highlights changes for recreational (hobby) drones
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. While recreational flyers may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA
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Hobby Drone Operators Can’t Call the Tower….
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Due to changes in the law mandated by the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, all hobbyist or recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators are required to have authorization from Air Traffic to fly in controlled airspace. This new law puts restrictions in place that limit all recreational operations to less than 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace
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FAA Adds 109 More Airports to LAANC
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At AUVSI XPONENTIAL’s keynote in Chicago, Acting Deputy Administrator Carl Burleson announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would make Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) available to an additional 109 contract towers. Currently LAANC is available at at nearly 300 air traffic facilities covering approximately 500 airports. LAANC launched to the public as
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