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Is FAA Saying It's OK For AMA Members To Lie On Drone Registration Form?

The FAA wants drone operators to register so badly, apparently, that it may be waiving the usual requirement for truthful responses to questions on government forms. Sound bizarre? I thought so, too. But in the latest twist in the confusing saga of drone registration – I’ve written before on the …


The U.S. Navy Wants To Fly Big Drones From Small Ships

The TERN unmanned aerial vehicle looks like a flying…well, it's complicated.<p>DARPA has chosen Northrop Grumman to build for the Pentagon a long-range drone that can fly from smaller U.S. Navy ships. The drone, known as TERN, resembles experimental tail-sitting aircraft from the 1950s.<p>TERN stands for …

What The New FAA Restrictions Have To Say About Your Drone

You can fly anything under 55 pounds, but prepare to register<p>Earlier today, the FAA announced its rules for drone registration. Any drone weighing more than 250 grams, which is roughly half a pound or about two sticks of butter, has to be registered by February 16th, 2016, or the drone’s owner …


Don't forget to register your new drone with the government

Lily / YouTube<p>Did you get a new drone for the holidays?<p>Don't forget to tell Uncle Sam.<p>As of last week, anyone with a drone weighing between 0.5 and …

Unmanned Aircraft

On Drone Use and Imminent Threat

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 2/18/13: The Drone Threat