drone-laws

machines

The FAA’s New Commercial Drone Regulations Are a Mess for Hobby Pilots

In order to fly first person view drone flights, you'll now need to get a background check from the TSA.
Jason Koebler
8.29.16
Features

The Sophisticated FAA Investigation That Led to the Largest Drone Fine Ever

There was a three-year build up to this week's unprecedented $1.9 million drone fine.
Jason Koebler
10.8.15
News

California Gov. Vetoes Nation's Most Restrictive Drone Bill

The bill would have made it illegal to fly over any private property without permission.
Jason Koebler
9.10.15
machines

Proposed Legislation Will Allow Firefighters to Shoot Drones Over Wildfires

"The legislature needs to send a signal that our society simply won’t put up with this nonsense."
Emanuel Maiberg
7.22.15
earth

Drones Would Revolutionize Oceanic Conservation, If They Weren't Illegal

Drones can provide a low-impact, unobtrusive platform to observe marine mammals in the wild, but regulations haven't caught up.
Andrew David Thaler
6.26.14
Power

The FAA Suggests Drone Pilots Ignore Its Own Cease-And-Desist Orders

An order is not an order unless it comes from one specific FAA office, the agency says.
Jason Koebler
5.21.14
ANIMALS

Alaska Will Ban Hunting Animals with Drones

Up in the Last Frontier, using drones to track game simply isn't sporting.
Derek Mead
3.24.14
Motherboard Blog

A Journalist Almost Lost His Job For Droning a Deadly Car Crash

FAA is investigating the incident, photographer says attention is 'absolutely ridiculous'
Jason Koebler
2.7.14
Motherboard Blog

Where Is the Paper Trail for the FBI's Drone Use?

With Mueller officially putting drone use on record, and with a bit of FOIA prodding, hopefully the FBI will glance through their filing cabinets a second time.
Shawn Musgrave
6.20.13