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US: B4UFLY mobile application for situational awareness

US: B4UFLY mobile application for situational awareness
B4UFLY tells users about current or upcoming requirements and restrictions in areas of the National Airspace System (NAS) where they may want to operate their unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The app is now available for Apple devices and can be downloaded from the App Store. The FAA also is releasing a beta version of B4UFLY for Android devices, which can be downloaded from Google. The B4UFLY app includes a number of enhancements the FAA developed as a result of user feedback during the beta testing announced in May 2015 . Within two taps, users know if it is safe to…
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UAS regulation in the U.S.

UAS regulation in the U.S.
Background | In the early 1980s, recreational and hobbyist model airplane enthusiasts enjoyed virtually unfettered access to the nation’s airspace without obtaining specific FAA authorization, as long as they adhered to a set of voluntary Model Aircraft Operating Standards guidelines. These voluntary guidelines suggested that recreational/hobbyist modelers stay away from populated or noise-sensitive areas, keep flights to less than 400 feet, notify an airport operator if flying within three miles of the same, give right of way, and avoid flying in proximity of manned aircraft. In 2007, the FAA discovered that these voluntary guidelines, Advisory Circular 91-57, were being used…
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Drone registration with LED's

Drone registration with LED's
LightCense is a new technology the uses visible color blink sequence to create an identification system. The major advantage of this system is the fact that no device or receivers are necessary to identify to code. It just just a matter of look at a drone for few seconds and memorize the sequence. It is similarly to cars license plate, with the advantage of a recognizable range up to 500 ft in day light, the code can be controlled by software and its simple installation.At the same time, it allows the use of camera devices, like smartphones, to capture the code just using an app.…
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