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AMA Drone Report 06.13.19: UK Drone Protest, New Amazon UAV, SafeAir Mavic

Also: Drone Safety At UAS Symposium, Microsoft FlightSim, Urban Air Mobility, Drone Airspace Webinar

Model airplane pilots in the UK are taking issue with proposed drone regulations set to go into effect in November, saying that the new rules could cause harm to their long-standing hobby.

Representatives of the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) met the Aviation Minister Baroness Vere last week to discuss the situation. Under the proposal, the UK CAA would require the operators of all unmanned aircraft, including model airplanes, to pay a registration fee equivalent to about $21, acquire a license and take a competency test every three years. BMFA chief executive David Phipps said the proposed regulations should not be applied to model airplane pilots. Amazon has taken the wraps off their latest drone concept -- combining elements of a rotorcraft and fixed wing airframe. This concept may serve as the backbone of a delivery effort that could eventually drop toothpaste and other household goods right to your doorstep-- with services that could conceivably start within a few months. Drone safety company ParaZero Technologies, together with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS), has completed the testing and compliance process for ParaZero's SafeAir Mavic in accordance with ASTM F3322-18. ASTM F3322-18 Standard Specification for UAS Parachutes was designed to enable civil aviation authorities (CAAs), like the FAA, to determine whether a parachute system is airworthy for flight over human beings. Among other requirements, the standard defines over 45 aerial deployment tests in various failure scenarios, verified by a third party. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!

AMA Drone Report 06.13.19 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Thursday, June 13th, 2019... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Sophie Hurlock, Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • U.K. Model Aircraft Pilots Chafe Under Proposed Drone Regulations 
  • Amazon Unveils New Drone concept
  • ParaZero Launches ASTM Compliant SafeAir Mavic 
  • FAA Announces Drone Safety Push At UAS Symposium
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator Returns... With Drones?
  • Urban Air Mobility Showcase Bringing the Future to Oshkosh 2019
  • FAA Makes Changes To The Drone Airspace Webinar Series

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