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Starting September You Can’t Legally Fly Your Drone Without Broadcasting Your Location [UPDATED]

Starting September You Can’t Legally Fly Your Drone Without Broadcasting Your Location [UPDATED]

News
Fernando Lurie / Adobe Stock ARTICLE UPDATED - CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATE ASHEBORO N.C. - If you own a drone, you need to know about the upcoming changes to FAA regulations and how these changes will make it illegal to fly a drone, even in your own backyard, without broadcasting your location and other data. In the first half of 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its final rule for “Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft”, now known simply as “Remote ID.” These new rules are the biggest change to drone regulations to date and came about in response to requests from Congress reacting to the growing number of recreational and commercial drones. As of this month, the FAA says 869,472 drones have been registered and sixty percent of those drone...
Emergency Crews on Scene of Plane Crash on HWY 421

Emergency Crews on Scene of Plane Crash on HWY 421

Breaking News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctNfVKdqHQs ASHEBORO N.C. - Emergency crews, officials, and investigators are on the scene of a plane crash on US Hwy 421 just outside of Randolph County near the Greensboro Executive Airport. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a single-engine Vans RV-12 aircraft crashed south of Greensboro Executive Airport in Guilford County around 11 a.m. local time Tuesday, April 11th, 2023. The aircraft crashed into a hill on the side of US Hwy 421, near the Monnett Road bridge, just south of the airport, closing the bridge as well as one lane of US Hwy 421 SB. The FAA confirmed that two people were on board. The Guilford County Sheriff Office has confirmed that one person is dead. No information about the second person onboard is cu...
Drone Pilots: Fly Safe This Summer!

Drone Pilots: Fly Safe This Summer!

Government
RALEIGH NC (NCDOT PRESS RELEASE)– More North Carolina residents and visitors are expected to use their personal drones this summer than ever. More than 30,000 North Carolinians now own and operate drones for personal and recreational use. As the number of drone operators grows, the N.C. Department of Transportation is reminding drone pilots to follow safety precautions because drones can be dangerous to others if they are not operated properly. “Drones are an amazing new technology, and the applications are almost limitless," said NCDOT Director of Aviation Bobby Walston. “But something so new comes with a lot of challenges. We need to make sure people don't treat these as just a toy, and know how to operate them in a safe manner." As such, NCDOT's Division of Aviation has provid...