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  1. AtmosphericArts

    Part 107 Recurrent Courses Are Finally Available!

    After some delays which caused my Part 107 to become non-current for a few weeks, the new Part 107 recurrent courses are finally available! Non-Part 61 Pilots: Activities, Courses, Seminars & Webinars - Course Overview - FAA - FAASTeam - FAASafety.gov Part 61 Pilots: Activities, Courses...
  2. G


    Hi I'm trying to use the below FAA website to find NOTAMs for a specific longitude/latitude, https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ On the above page you select "Lat/Long" from the menu to the left and are presented with input boxes to the right. As you know, on Google Maps you...
  3. T

    Question when registering with FAA

    I see the two options being commercial and recreation for the registration. My question is what if I just got one and want to fly recreational for now but maybe in near future go into commercial? If I register under Part 107 commercial one does it cover recreational use until I maybe go into...
  4. B

    FAA drone rule changes. Take action now to keep flying!

    Not sure if you have seen it but the FAA have proposed new rules for UAVs that will require remote transponders. This can have many consequences for drone pilots including additional costs and can really harm hobbyist and commercial drone usage. You can find more information and a link to give...
  5. S

    Certificate of Waiver - Night small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) operations.

    Hey all, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their posts. I just received my certificate of waiver for night operations today (December 10th) after submitting the application on November 19th, for those that are interested in current turnaround timelines Information for...
  6. zalo

    Flyaways and NTSB reporting

    I was taking the FAA's ALC-515: Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (small UAS) Recurrent course and came across this quote: Has anyone had a flyaway (I have not) and made this report? What was the response?
  7. shooter

    Do you have a successful waiver document you'd like to share?

    Fellow Remote Pilots, It seems that the FAA is rather subjective when it comes to approval or denial, which is apparently the nature of the beast...but, if you're a 107 pilot who has been successful in obtaining waivers, this thread is intended to be a file repository if you are willing to...
  8. mdurbanek

    Initial rollout of the LAANC program for Western South an FAA bust.

    Well, we've been waiting for the June 21 launch of the LAANC here in the Western South region. I guess if the FAA was going to stumble, it was predictable that it would fail in California. I have three architectural projects ready to shoot, all of which will require some low altitude sUAS...
  9. Adam Furgang

    An Observation on FAA Drone Rules

    My blog post on: An Observation on FAA Drone Rules An Observation on FAA Drone Rules
  10. Dave Pitman

    OFFICIAL FAA Sectional Charts to download (current)

    In case anyone didn't know, you can download free Sectional and Terminal Area charts (and others) direct from the FAA. They are updated and current just like their paper counterparts. They have 2 versions. A pdf suitable for you computer or tablet and a geo-referenced tiff that you can use...
  11. Delta Blue

    Politicians Watching Us

    WATCH: Private drones cause increasing concern on Capitol Hill This article and video should be of concern to us. I have seen many drone users bragging about flying outside authorized envelope, into clouds, flying at night, farther than visual ability, etc. They are waiting for a disaster to...
  12. Tennessee Drone Services

    Airspace Authorization Delays

    Are you all experiencing wait times over 90 days for your authorizations? I have one currently that is about 115 days in and when I submitted a follow up email to the correct address on day 91 to check status, there has been no response. This is for an area that has laanc designations, but...