Small UAV Coalition Member Fresh Air Educators Launches DRONEcourse.com

The online safety course also offers a Practice Part 107 exam based on real FAA questions … the UAS industry are critical to ensuring safe integration and unleashing the potential for increased and expanded commercial UAS operations. The Small UAV …

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FAA and HealthNet wary of hobbyists flying drones near aircraft

By Erin Beck Just before Christmas, the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled the online registration process for people who own drones. Jeff White, director of safety for HealthNet, thinks that is good timing. Over the past year or so, HealthNet helicopters have had several close calls with unmanned drones, he said. In Morgantown, people were flying their drones over the helipad at Ruby …

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Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers. Amazon Prime Air project vice president Gur Kimchi used a NASA convention in California on Tuesday to fly the idea of dedicating separate air zones for commercial drones. Kimchi proposed setting commercial drone zones between 200 and 400 feet (61 and …

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Amazon wants some Alibaba magic on Prime Day

Amazon is doing its best to jack up sales by inventing a new shopping holiday, but one thing it hasn’t invented is a new idea. The e-commerce giant is trying to get people pumped up about Prime Day this Wednesday, but its only the latest example of a company manufacturing a “holiday” for the sole purpose of selling stuff. Online retailers jumped on this about 10 years ago by capitalizing on …

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