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A cool video I found while browsing YouTube

7 Apr , 2015  

I have already posted this video to our Facebook group, but I figured I should post it to my blog now that I finally created one!

A drone is used to get some incredible footage. It would normally be extremely expensive to get the footage that this drone has captured. ...

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Comment on FAA Regulation of Drones

6 Apr , 2015!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-0150-2428

Here is a comment by Mr. Siwek, who is involved with many aero clubs and technology.

It seems he thinks the proposed regulations are good, but a few of the proposals are too broad. He wants the FAA to follow what Congress said and allow local ...

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Comment on FAA’s Regulations

6 Apr , 2015  

One comment that I found thoughtful and that raised some interesting questions was Vic Moss’s, located here:!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-0150-0742.

In general, the writer is supportive of the proposed rules. However, he does feel that some of the regulations are too restrictive. He is critical of the “visual line of ...

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Avengers + Drones

6 Apr , 2015  


If you enjoyed the move, The Avengers, and you love drones, this video is for you! I think it was interesting how they were able to get such a large drone off the ground, and on top of that, try to land toy helicopters and planes on it. ...

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post 2: respond to a thoughtful comment on

4 Apr , 2015  

This post is a response to a comment posted to concerning the proposed UAV laws. below is the link to the actual comment:!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-0150-0092


This comment essentially says that proposed rules for pre-flight inspection are too lax. Allowing the operator the freedom to inspect ...

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Comments to the FAA

2 Apr , 2015  

  Overall, I felt that Elliot Johnson, a Computer Technician and model aircraft hobbyist was supportive of the FAA’s proposed rules, but would like to see separate and looser regulations for hobbyists. Some points that he brought up included keeping recreational model aircrafts under different regulations than unmanned aircraft systems. ...


What’s the URL of your individual blog?

1 Apr , 2015  

If it’s easier to fill out this survey in a separate window, click here.


Let’s start thinking about the FAA rules

31 Mar , 2015  

Matt Waite runs the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is one of the leading experts in this area. Here is a TED Talk Matt gave on the subject:

Matt regularly offers his thoughts about drones on the lab’s blog and in a weekly e-newsletter (to which I hope you’ve subscribed). He recently posted an item titled:

Could NBC News shoot the same video from Vanuatu in Florida under the NPRM?

Let’s read that together, and then consider these “31 Questions the FAA Wants you to Answer.”



New resource from Bard College

31 Mar , 2015  

The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College has a weekly newsletter. You can subscribe at:

A lot of the stories there are about military drones — but I saw articles about things we’re studying, too, like Amazon’s hopes of using drones to deliver products. Also, there was this article from Mashable:

Not our drones: Unlike drones, kite photography insists on staying under the radar and out of trouble.


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