unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)


The Use of Expendable UAVs After Typhoon Haiyan ~Patrick Meier, iRevolution

With our continuous coverage of Unmanned Arial Vehicles, my best go-to source for the word has become Patrick Meier at iRevolution. Scroll down our timeline of posts and you’ll see him all over this issue, from Humanitarian Disaster Response to Federal Statutes governing our access and use of this vital, life-saving technology.  ~Bruce Biles My…


Drone Air Space: no longer a question of If but Where

I started working on this post last Wednesday, around the time the FAA’s $10,000 fine against Raphael Pirker for using his UAS for commercial purposes at the University of Virginia was dismissed. Here is Mr. Pirker’s Motion to Dismiss. Then I realized I was merely treading in the ebb and flow of a quickly rising…


FAA Announces First Rescue ‘Drone’ Test Site

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. The FAA today…