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U.S. Court of Appeals says hobby drone owners no longer have to register UAS with the FAA

On May 19, the U.S. Court of Appeals determined that hobbyist UAS owners will no longer have to register their unmanned systems with the Federal Aviation Administration, potentially reversing a practice that has been in place for more than a … Continue reading

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FAA releases registered private drone owner database

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today posted a large database showing the city, state and zip code of each registered drone owner. Release of the database responds to a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted since the … Continue reading

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Caroline fire and rescue department pursues drone program

A cluster of men and women in suits and uniforms stood outside the Caroline County Community Services Center staring up at the sky. They were tracking a white, buzzing object hovering 60 feet in the air. It was a DJI … Continue reading

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Local home inspector uses drone technology to zone in on property problem areas

Sam Herndon recently detected a cracked capstone atop a chimney during a home inspection for a potential buyer. That in itself didn’t make it a notable discovery. It wasn’t his first such find. Rather it was the location of the … Continue reading

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