The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302)

Highlights of the sections which impact Unmanned Aircraft Systems On October 5, 2018 Congress passed the FAA reauthorization act which is a comprehensive bill that establishes rules and funding for the FAA for the next 5 years.  Title 49, United States CodeCHAPTER 448—UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) Included in this bill are […]


The new LAANC airspace approval system goes live!

What is LAANC? Its the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, a system which allows remote pilots to request airspace authorizations in controlled airspace. The FAA announced that the last region of the country, the upper midwest, went live this week. Prior to the implementation of LAANC, commercial drone pilots had to apply […]


Wisconsin passes new drone legislation

The landscape for Wisconsin drone pilots changed on April 16, 2018 without much publicity. In fact this new law was probably the most notable legal development since Wisconsin legislators passed the drone privacy law in 2014. This new legislation made some changes and additions to WI §114.04 and §114.045. I […]


Commercial Drone Operation Rules Go Into Effect August 29, 2016

The FAA has announced the final rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft (sUAS).  This rule will have a major impact on those who are interested in doing aerial photography for hire or any other business venture which seeks to use unmanned aircraft in furtherance of its business. Drone operators will be […]

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The FAA releases guidance for model aircraft

09-02-15  The FAA released a revised version of 91-57A the advisory circular for model aircraft. The language also applies to sUAS (drones). This revision reaffirms the FAA’s position that the guidance applies to recreational users. The document contains additional language advising modelers to operate “in accordance with a community-based set of safety […]


Green Bay’s new drone ordinance becomes law

Green Bay is the first City in the State of Wisconsin to pass an ordinance banning drones from operating at special events. What does this mean for you? Here’s the text of the ordinance: 27.310 DRONE USE AT SPECIAL EVENTS. (1) SPECIAL EVENT DEFINED. For purposes of this subsection, Special […]