Buying a drone for fun just got a little less complicated.
A court ruling has declared that civilians c no longer need to register their non-commercial drones with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of drone user John Taylor, who filed an initial petition challenging the drone registration rule back in 2015, just days after the FAA’s drone registry went live in December of that year.
The rule required drone hobbyists to pay a $ 5 fee to register their drone with the FAA’s website. Read more…
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Attention drone operators: Watch your aim with those things or you could end up in behind bars.
Yeah, we’re serious. Paul Skinner, a 38-year-old Seattle man who accidentally knocked a woman unconscious with his drone back in 2015 has received a 30-day prison sentence along with a $ 500 fine, after being charged with reckless endangerment back in January.
When Skinner, an aerial photographer, flew his two pound, 18-by-18 inch drone — which retailed for $ 1,200 — into a crowd of people at 2015 Seattle Pride Parade, it accidentally fell on top of a 25-year-old woman’s head, knocking her out. Read more…
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With many of its competitors throwing their drones in the ring, UPS has now decided to see what all the fuss is about. After all, the [marketing] strategy has won lots of headlines for other delivery companies.
Ruby Kavanaugh — remember that name. The eight-year-old golf sensation has a swing that rivals PGA professionals, and recently put it on display for a drone photographer in Australia. Kavanaugh lines up her tee shot and crushes a beauty headed straight for the center of the fairway. Unfortunately, a Yuneec Typhoon H hexacopter happened to be in her path. The apologetic eight-year-old then watched as the $ 1,900 drone dropped from the sky. Of course, not everyone believes the shot to be legitimate. Some have concluded that there’s really no apparent reason the drone plummeted to the ground like it did. The blades were operational, the…
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