State Drone Laws… Keeping them straight

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State Drone Laws… Keeping them straight
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As the FAA struggles to grasp the ever-changing drone technologies, the task is complicated by sometimes conflicting local and state laws. The courts recently overruled a drone law in Newton, Massachusetts that did not allow drones to fly BELOW 400 feet over private and city property while the FAA rule does not allow drones to
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Beware of Outdated Drone Training Programs
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A prominent YouTube advertisement and video page promises (with dramatic music) a “fantastic” drone training program, including the Section 333 Exemption.   ….Only one problem — the FAA is not accepting new 333 exemption submissions and is phasing out existing 333 exemptions as they expire. The 333 exemption required the operator to hold a Part 61
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Paper Chart Supplements: Going, going… Gone!
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The  once-familiar A/FD (airport facilities directory) printed booklets are giving way to the digital versions which most pilots are already using, either online or accessed through various digital applications. With the advent of GPS, auto road maps have all but disappeared. Are Aeronautical charts the next to go? .In June 2015, the FAA announced that
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