“Do you fly UAV’s? You better recheck the rules” 30 Days of AgTechTalk 4/30

04 Nov “Do you fly UAV’s? You better recheck the rules” 30 Days of AgTechTalk 4/30

Do you fly UAV’s? You better recheck the rules!

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FAA is defiantly making progress with Unmanned Aerial Systems guidelines.  Will tell you, that is GREAT news!    Over the past few years the FAA has been under the gun to get these new machines flying asap.

PLEASE be sure to confirm the airspace before you flight.

Very important to understand what is at stake using this technology.   Be sure join the AMA which is the World’s largest model aviation association, representing a membership of more than 170,000 from every walk of life, income level and age group.

From the AMA 

Posted 10/27/14 (Indefinite)
A permanent nationwide NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the airspace surrounding major sporting events. Special security instructions; commencing one hour before the scheduled time of the event until one hour after the end of the event… All aircraft operations; including parachute jumping, unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft, are prohibited within a 3 nm radius from the surface up to and including 3,000′ above ground level of any stadium having a seating capacity of 30,000 or more people where either a regular or post season Major League Baseball, National Football League, or NCAA division one football game is occurring. This NOTAM also applies to NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Indy Car, and Champ series races excluding qualifying and pre-race events. Flights conducted for operational purposes of any event, stadium or venue and broadcast coverage for the broadcast rights holder are authorized with an approved airspace waiver. An FAA airspace waiver does not relieve operators from obtaining all other necessary authorizations and complying with all applicable federal aviation regulations. The restrictions described above do not apply to those aircraft authorized by and in contact with ATC for operational or safety of flight purposes, department of defense, law enforcement, and air ambulance flight operations. TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Please check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information. Timely alerts are also available on the web or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov


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