Friday, February 19, 2016

Today is the deadline to register your drone with FAA

If you have a drone and you haven't registered it with the Federal Aviation Administration -- today's the last day to do it or you could face fines.
Friday, Feb. 19 is the day the FAA says federal law requires owners of drones weighing between 0.55 lbs and 55 lbs that are flown outdoors to register them.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl 50 Shuts Down All Drone Traffic In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has been temporarily grounded. From 2 p.m. until midnight on Super Bowl Sunday, pretty much all of the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose and most of the Valley will be off limits to unmanned autonomous aircraft, otherwise known as drones.

Temporary Flight Restrictions will prohibit certain aircraft operations, including unmanned aircraft operations, within a 32-mile radius of the stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on game day,” reads a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.
That means that the region’s resident tech titans like Google GOOGL -3.60% and Apple AAPL -2.96% will need to keep all projects requiring quadcopters and other unmanned aerial vehicles on the ground during the game and the after-party. For one day only, it seems, even the Valley’s vaunted startup “unicorns” will be unable to fly… their drones, at least.