Just announced from FLYSAFE is their highly anticipated drone training event to be held in Las Vegas, November 13-15!!! We have been to every FLYSAFE event and always been blown away!
FLYSAFE is once again headed to beautiful and exciting Las Vegas, November 13-15 for the ultimate hands-on drone training event of the year! Join over 150 others to experience the industries most in-depth and rigorous training and certification in just 3-Days time.
You will learn and hear from some of the biggest leaders including, UAV Experts, The Academy of Model Aeronautics, Go Professional Cases,Yuneec, Copter Kids LLC, Atlanta Hobby, Mad Labs Industries, ThunderPower, and many more!
Complementary computer flight simulators are available all three days of the event for students to spend time learning the fundamentals and hone their skills in preparation for the flight test. It also allows you to try your hand at flying a wide variety of aircraft with absolutely no risk!
Flight exams and demonstrations will be held at the stunning Las Vegas Soaring Club. You will get to fly a real multi-rotor drone with an instructor for your flight test and practice. Live demonstrations will be conducted showing a variety of equipment and new technology capabilities.
Thanks to our sponsors there will be over $5,000 worth of equipment and product give-aways at the event!!!
FLYSAFE just announced they will be having their next Aerial Photography and UAV Training on September 26-28th in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Tickets will be going on sale online July 5th at http://www.FLYSAFETraining.org
Here is a breaking story regarding the ruling of a federal judge on the legality of the commercial use of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles and other unmanned aerial systems. This decision means a lot for the current FLYSAFE graduates, positioning them to take advantage of the new opportunity immediately. Additionally, it shows a great deal of promise for future FLYSAFE certified graduates, the timing couldn’t be better!
Commercial Drones Are Completely Legal, a Federal Judge Ruled
March 6, 2014 // 06:51 PM EST
For the moment, commercial drones are, unequivocally, legal in American skies after a federal judge has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has not made any legally binding rules against it.
The judge dismissed the FAA’s case against Raphael Pirker, the first (and only) person the agency has tried to fine for flying a drone commercially. The agency has repeatedly claimed that flying a drone for commercial purposes is illegal and has said that there’s “no gray area” in the law. The latter now appears to be true, but it hasn’t gone the way the FAA would have hoped. Patrick Geraghty, a judge with the National Transportation Safety Board, ruled that there are no laws against flying a drone commercially.
The FAA attempted to fine the 29-year-old Pirker $10,000 after he used a drone to film a commercial at the University of Virginia. Pirker and his lawyer, Brendan Schulman, fought the case, saying that the FAA has never regulated model aircraft and that it’s entire basis for making them “illegal,” a 2007 policy notice, was not legally binding. The FAA has never undertaken the required public notice necessary to make an official regulation.
Geraghty agreed: The FAA “has not issued an enforceable Federal Acquisition Regulation regulatory rule governing model aircraft operation; has historically exempted model aircraft from the statutory FAR definitions of ‘aircraft’ by relegating model aircraft operations to voluntary compliance with the guidance expressed in [the 2007 policy notice], Respondent’s model aircraft operation was not subject to FAR regulation and enforcement.”
What this means, at least for now, is that you can go fly your drone and charge whatever the hell you want to do it. Beer delivery drones are legal, and so is everything else. It also means that all those companies that have been harassed by the FAA have, at least for the moment, nothing to worry about. The FAA could potentially try to establish an emergency rule, but it’s unclear how long that will take or whether they’ll do it. The FAA did not immediately respond to request for comment.