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December 2017 Archives

FAA requires drone registration, once again

On December 13, 2017, President Trump signed a bill that reinstated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) drone registry requirement. As a part of the National Defense Authorization Act, if you own a drone weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds, you'll now need to register your aircraft.

Flying drones near California wildfires prohibited by FAA

The recent outbreak of wildfires ravaging Southern California has made for some stunning imagery. Across the web, photos and video capturing these unruly blazes have gone viral depicting what is often a breathtaking scene. These once-in-a-lifetime shots can be enticing for amateur and professional photographers alike, and you may think this is a perfect occasion to use a drone for aerial shots. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) disagrees.

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