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  1. BigAl07

    FAA to UAS Violation Enforcement for December 2021 (hopefully one of many)

    As you'll soon be hearing from @Vic Moss and Greg @pilotinstitute have been working to get more "information" released to the public about enforcement actions/fines/sanctions that have been taken against UAS operations. In our FAA Safty Team report we finally had a tid bit we can share. This is...
  2. BigAl07

    Friday, March 11th, 2022 and the BVLOS saga . . .The ARC Report to the FAA

    As many of you may already be seeing, yesterday the FAA Released a VERY long report on UAS BVLOS operation. First off let me break it down for those who have only seen the headlines.... we are NOT ALLOWED TO FLY BVLOS without a Waiver right now. I repeat we are NOT ALLOWED TO FLY BVLOS without...
  3. BigAl07

    FAA Part 107 Registration - UPDATE!!

    For those FAA Part 107 holders who are updating their registrations or are registering a NEW aircraft you may notice that the FAA DroneZone portal has been updated to incorporate Remote ID information. The update requires a registrant to indicate if their drone is Remote ID equipped or not...
  4. BigAl07

    FAA - Part 107 LAANC Authorizations for NIGHT Flight in Controlled Airspace (temporary)

    (Copied from Vic Moss) Hot off the presses.... Night ops in controlled airspace temporary procedure is live. Permanent solution to be announced later...
  5. BigAl07

    FAA Part 107 Rule Changes re: Showing RPIC to LEO etc. . .

    This is for Part 107 Operations ONLY right now . . . (Recreational your day is coming in just a couple of months) Specifically in regards to WHO you must legally show your ID and Part 107 Credentials to: Up until 4/21/21 a RPIC is only required to show their RPIC Certificate to FAA Officials...
  6. BigAl07

    Part 107 Test/Recurrency go LIVE 4/6/21... Important notes . . .

    As of tomorrow the Part 107 Initial Knowledge Test (in person) and Recurrency Training Module (online) will go LIVE with the new materials to cover Night Flights w/o a Waiver and Operations Over People (OOP). Let's take a quick moment to break this down. Tuesday 4//6/2021 Part 107...
  7. BigAl07

    Another FAA delay on Part 107 for March 2021

    Sorry folks, we just got notification this morning that on Wednesday (3/10), the FAA will publish a new delay on RID, OOP, and the new Recurrent and Initial Remote Pilot (107) procedures. This is very unfortunate if you need to become 107 current before the end of March. We are trying to see if...
  8. BigAl07

    Bad drone legislation in the US

    Attention US drone owners (r/c too!). Utah's Senator Lee is at it again with his "Drone Integration and Zoning Act" bill. DSP Alliance and other organizations were informed of this yesterday. Kenji and I are working with some other organizations to put together a unified approach to make sure...
  9. BigAl07

    FAA RPIC/Part 107 . . . they don't "Expire"

    This topic is possibly the one I get the most comments and Private Messages about so I thought I'd do a Write-Up so others can read and hopefully get a better (more accurate) understanding of this topic that causes so much confusion. FAA RPIC/Part 107 . . . they don't "Expire" Your RPIC/Part...
  10. BigAl07

    FAA Part 107 training/testing pushed to 3/16/21

    Heads Up! There is been a slight change to the Part 107 recurrence training. The roll-out will change from 3/1/21 to 3/16/21. This was so it would be in "accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending...
  11. BigAl07

    FAA Release NEW rules for UAS Operations

    This is JUST NOW released so details to follow ASAP! Remote Identification. A good start from DSPA https://dspalliance.org/remote-identification-a-good-start/ New Rules for Ops Over People (& RID) from DSPA New Rules for Ops Over People (& RID) – Drone Service Providers Alliance Nights Ops...
  12. BigAl07

    NEW DRONE ADVOCACY GROUP LAUNCHED

    For those who haven't heard yet, one of our very own, Vic Moss (Moss Photography) has created an Org to help be a VOICE for our industry!! NEW DRONE ADVOCACY GROUP LAUNCHED Two industry veterans launch advocacy group aimed at small and medium sized drone service providers. LAKEWOOD, CO, Dec...
  13. BigAl07

    Considering Osmo Mobile 3 ~ iPhone 8 User

    I really REALLY like the idea of a nice smooth Gimbal to utilize our iPhone cameras for some of the less complicated shots. I do have some questions and excuse the low level of them... I've never operated a "Cell Phone Gimbal" before.... What functions are actually available on the handle unit...