Drone Advisory Committee Stories June 24

All societies have historically been dominated by males – particularly in business, especially in aviation, and certainly in drone activity. That influence is reflected in commonly used male-specifying terms like “airman,” “unmanned,” and – can we even note this one without wincing? – “cockpit.” Now a panel advising the Federal Aviation Committee (FAA) wants that to change.

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Drone Advisory Committee Stories February 27, 2020

A quick reminder for all that are interested in following the latest developments in the drone industry. Today at 9 am EST the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), that has no real representation from hobbyists and small commercial drone pilots, will start in Washington, D.C. The meeting will last until 4 pm this afternoon. In case you cannot attend you can follow the proceedings online as it will be live-streamed on the FAA’s FacebookTwitter, and YouTube platforms.

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Drone Advisory Committee Stories February 24, 2020

In a recent statement, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that two new members had been added to the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The FAA says that the DAC is a “broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements”. However, the DAC does not include any meaningful representation of small commercial drone operators or hobbyist drone pilots, which in our opinion is an immense oversight.

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