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The FAA says it will shoot down your drone if you fly within 36 miles of the Super Bowl 0:22

Flight restrictions are in place from 2:00 PM through 11:59 PM local time on Sunday, and violators could face fines and prosecution for disobeying the order, officials say.
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B4ufly app helps drone operators comply with FAA flight restrictions

To help make it easier for pilots to comply with existing airspace regulations, the Federal Aviation Administration has released a new smartphone and tablet app, B4UFLY, designed specifically for US drone owners.
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FAA says 180,000 have joined drone registry as it launches new B4-U-FLY app

The FAA's drone registry is growing steadily in size. The agency said that in the three weeks since it launched, 181,000 have signed up. That's a lot, but it looks like hundreds of thousands more need to sign up before the February 19…
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DJI rolls out new software to stop you flying your drone in restricted airspace

DJI has rolled out a more dynamic version of its geofencing software to prevent drone flights in restricted airspace. The system allows the authorities to update restrictions and for the first time offers drone owners live data on temporary…
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FAA: 45,000 drones registered in first two days but site suffers outage

The FAA has revealed that 45,000 people have registered their unmanned aerial vehicle since the new online process went live earlier this week. However, the website has been playing up for some users, forcing the FAA to take it…
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Yamaha’s RMAX agricultural drones gain FAA approval in time for 2016 growing season

For the first time ever, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allow unmanned aerial vehicles to perform yeoman's duties in agriculture, giving drones what is called a Part-137 Agricultural Aircraft Operations…
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FAA says that ‘Uber for the skies’ is illegal

On Friday, a Washington, D.C., court refused to review a previous Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision banning private pilots from sharing flight costs with their passengers, effectively outlawing "the Uber of the skies."
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Terrafugia just got FAA approval to test their flying cars 0:34

Why drive a car (even if it's autonomous) when you can fly one? That seems to be the question of the day at the Federal Aviation Administration, where test flights in U.S. airspace have just been approved.
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By FAA decree, all current drone owners must register with the government before February 19

The Federal Aviation Administration just announced owners of a small drones weighing more than 0.55 lbs must register the aircraft starting December 21. To expedite the process, the FAA offers free registration for the first 30 days.
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Patrol helicopter in close call with drone, pilot helps cops catch operator

It's not just airplane pilots that are having to dodge drones. Helicopter pilots, too, face risks from irresponsible drone operators, a fact highlighted by an alarming incident that took place near San Francisco on Saturday night.
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Drone registration looms as task force outlines its recommendations

The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation on Monday took a big step toward unveiling its consumer drone registry. The task force has just reported its recommendations, with the system expected to launch in the…
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Drone registration will be easy so don’t pay a firm for help, FAA says

The drone registration process hasn't even been announced yet and firms are already trying to make a fast buck by offering help with registering. The FAA on Monday advised drone owners to "think twice" about paying, as the process will be…