Group presentations — great job!

15 Apr , 2015  

Here are your presentations about the use of drones in …



and cinema:

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Comments on FAA’s Proposed Rules for Drones

14 Apr , 2015  

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) commented on the FAA’s proposed rules for drones. They question the logistics of the knowledge tests for drones. They argue that there will not be enough current testing centers to hold the influx of people wanting to get a drone operator’s license.



Agenda for Class #7 — April 14

14 Apr , 2015  

Ice-breakers du jour (from our Facebook group):

Craig Zirpolo:

I wanted to share a roundup of interesting UAS stories to kickstart ideas before the presentations on Tuesday. These are from the Drone Roundup by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Here’s an interesting story from Motherboard, the technology wing of Vice, about drones and journalism.

How students at OSU are using drones as scientific tools

Here’s a cinema-related story about the need for a UAS specifically for film.

Nick Atanasio (hilarious take on why drones have a bad rap)


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Benefits of Drones

13 Apr , 2015  

This is an article that has several videos discussing benefits of drones. I think if drone use for commercial purposes becomes legal it would seriously alter advertising–this article gives an example of using drones to sell real estate as well as advertising for sports. I think the best part about ...


Video of webinar on FAA rules

10 Apr , 2015  

I watched the webinar that the Kramer Levin law firm held Thursday about the FAA rules and comments. I think you’ll hear some good advice — tips that our class can use it preparing its comments for the FAA.


Agenda for Thursday, April 9

9 Apr , 2015  

The Kramer Levin law firm is holding a webinar at 2 p.m. today about the FAA rules and comments. Anybody want to watch it with me? If so, come to Temple 1149-B at 1:45. Here’s the link for the webinar.

Game plan for today’s class: We’ll spend half of the class talking about the white paper our class will generate — which will be the basis for our comments to the FAA. And then you’ll spend the other half of the class prepping for next Tuesday’s group presentations. More…


Recap of Tuesday’s class (& your homework)

7 Apr , 2015  

Hi, guys. Thanks again for your attention in class today. Let’s recap what we did — and what you must do over the next week.

In class today, we:

¶ Watched some ice-breaker videos; discussed the perspective than a drone can provide in an enclosed space (like a tunnel); discussed safety aspects of flying drones (like the Superman clip in the Wall Street Journal report).

¶ Discussed the group presentations that you will make next Tuesday (April 14). More on that below

¶ Perused handouts relating to the FAA’s proposed rules on drones; discussed comments submitted to the FAA; and discussed what we might submit as a class or as individuals.

Details on the above, including links to the videos and handouts , are on our agenda page.

Here’s your homework, as well as a direction for the next two classes. More…

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Comment on FAA UAS Regulations

7 Apr , 2015  

I found a comment posted earlier this year in February who brings up some of the good points we touched on in class regarding drone use in schools and possibly by those under age 17. The author of the comment is is an Air Force Junior ROTC instructor at a ...

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FAA Comments

7 Apr , 2015  

 David Gierke, a retired school teacher and a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, for the most part, supports the exemption of recreational model aircraft from the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems. However, he states that he has a problem with the FAA’s proposal of gaining permission from airports ...

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A Few Words on Darryl Hatch’s Comment to the FAA

7 Apr , 2015  

Darryl Hatch is obviously an avid model aircraft hobbyist. His main concern is to exclude model aircraft hobbyist from aviation regulations.  He argues that enthusiasts such as himself should follow “community-based safety guidelines.” Furthermore, he brings up the issue of having visual line of sight while flying one of ...

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