FAA Announces First Rescue ‘Drone’ Test Site

Posted on April 23, 2014 By

North Dakota Department of Commerce Ready to Start Testing

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a -half months ahead of the deadline specified for the program by Congress.

Draganfly helicopters are "Ready-to-Fly systems", including a rugged transport case with everything you need. Contact us to learn more about an optional two day factory flight training class available upon request. Click pic.

Draganfly helicopters are “Ready-to-Fly systems”, including a rugged transport case with everything you need. Click pic to learn more about an optional two day factory flight training class available upon request.

The FAA today granted the North Dakota Department of Commerce team a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. The COA is effective for two years. The team plans to begin flight operations during the week of May 5. ~See video. ~Read more.

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Search and rescue group sues FAA over drone use. Texas EquuSearch contends that FAA rules do not bar drones for ‘humanitarian use’. ~

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