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Thu, Dec 14, 2017

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17: Drone Registry, AMA Q&A, New IDRA Boss

Also: LAFD Drones, Toys For Tots FPV, Modular Racing Drone, Community College Drone Program

President Donald Trump has signed the Defense Authorization Bill that includes a reinstatement of the FAA's drone registry that was invalidated by a federal judge in May. The language was included in the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act.

The FAA released a statement, supportive of the language in the bill. "We welcome the reinstatement of registration rules for all small unmanned aircraft," the FAA said. "Ownership identification helps promote safe and responsible drone operation and is a key component to full integration." With registration coming back, AMA has summarized a few issues of immediate concern and the questions that are being raised... Q: If I already registered, do I have register again? A: You will not have to register again since this bill simply reverses the John Taylor case. AMA will share more as details emerge... The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that the company’s founder, Justin Haggerty, will take a full-time role as President & CEO this December, after recently transitioning from the US Army. The change comes at a great moment when IDRA is growing the 2018 season from 14 races to 27, partnering with major events and venues. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Thursday, December 14th, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:

  • Drone Registry Is Back In Force
  • A Quick Synopsis Of Drone Registration Issues
  • IDRA Founder Becomes Organization's CEO 
  • LA Fire Department Deploying Drones To Fight Skirball Fire
  • Toys For Tots FPV Race
  • Modular Racing Drone Designed For Beginners
  • Big Bend Community College Drone Program Accredited

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