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by Ojobaro Adekemi on 06/23/2016 at 04:51 AM

The drones industry and existing aviation laws

New rules for drones in U.S

In recent years, there has been a rapid improvement in drones technology around the globe. Clear rising trends have been observed in the drone industry of United States. The existing aviation rules implemented by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for commercial pilots are quite strict and too difficult to follow by an ordinary drone operator to get a commercial pilot license.

For this reason, the existing drone industry is facing challenges because only a few drone operators can get a permit from the Federal Aviation Authority.

This difficulty in successfully getting permission to operate a drone in the United States airspace has confined the innovation in this technology to a limited scale as many of the operators do not get the opportunity to demonstrate their ideas in practical applications.

New aviation rules

The government of United States did realize the prospects of the drone industry that are prevailing in the United States. To keep up the standards of the U.S aviation infrastructure as the most sophisticated and reliable in the world of air transportation the governments of United States have decided to review the existing aviation rules for a drone operator.

Under the new aviation law commercial drones can be operated if the pilot equal to or above the age of 16, the drone should always remain in sight of the pilot and do not fly above 400 feet above the ground level. Additionally, it flying during dawn or twilight will be allowed if the has lights that are visible from at least 3 miles away night time flying will not be permitted.

Along with this FAA has created an online portal for request submission for the ease of applicants. FAA has still not permitted the use of drone technology for the purpose of deliveries and other related business.

Despite the rapid developments, a group of people believes that the new laws regarding the drone flying will create new problems especially privacy issues so there would be a need to define all new parameters for air transportation. But in spite of this, there are a significant number of people who still believe that these new laws will open many prospects for the development of this technology of unmanned flying.

The guidelines, which concern unmanned flying machine weighing less than 55 pounds and flying close to 400 feet over the ground, require that automatons stay inside the visually viewable pathway of the pilot. Remote pilots are additionally needed to hold a remote pilot aviator declaration.

State laws and protection concerns

Right now, no government law administers automatons and locations security concerns. What we do have is no less than 46 bills and directions in various states. A government law will seize, or refute all these state or neighborhood laws.

Regarding security insurance on a national level, there are the General Best Practice Guidelines issued by  (NTIA). They caution ramble pilots to pull out before flying, to secure information that is gathered and don’t impart it and consent to state and nearby laws.

Flying over private property

We should accept that mortgage holders don’t need any drones flying over their private properties. Would they be able to guarantee any right of ownership on the aviation encompassing their properties? As it were, are automaton pilots permitted to fly robots around another person’s property?

What the private property proprietor who wouldn’t like to be troubled by robots ought to likely do is say “you’re bringing about a disturbance” or “you’re flying in a heedless way” or “you’re disregarding the state security law.” Annoyance and foolhardy danger are the probable reasons for an activity unless the automaton terrains or takes off on the property without approval. For this situation, the drone pilot might be sued for trespass.

There are additionally nearby laws that disallow you to fly over urban communities. “You need to realize what the law is in your particular territory,” Gemmell closed.


A considerable measure of aeronautics backup plans offer alternatives for drone insurance. An automaton program ought to cover wounds, individual property, harms that can happen thus and damage to the drones.

Drones for conveyance

Directly after the distribution of the standards, numerous media associations brought up that the controls were prone to wipe out Amazon’s drone conveyance since pilots are currently required to keep the automaton inside their observable visual pathway. In any case, it’s a steep suspicion.




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