Fire Up Those Drones! FAA Part 107 is Live

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is a day that many in this industry have been awaiting for quite some time. With today’s implementation of FAA’s new Part 107 Commercial Drone regulations, the use of UAV technology and sensing becomes more accessible and economical for growers, consultants, retailers and the like, and we can’t wait to see how this long-discussed technology makes its mark across the farmscape. REJOICE!)

FAA testing and certification for small UAS remote pilot certificates begins in earnest this month (today, actually), but does that mean the commercial drone industry will see rapid growth, asks Colin Snow with DroneLife.com in a recent op-ed.

QuickTake

THE FACTS: Beginning Aug. 29, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: That’s today! Hooray!), the new small UAS Rule for commercial drone operations in the U.S. takes effect. One very important change is that operators will now have to obtain a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating. Under the new rule—also known as Part 107—the person actually flying the drone must have this certificate, or be directly supervised by someone who has one. In advance, the FAA has published a variety of documents to assist businesses seeking to be compliant with the new regulation.

Head on over to DroneLife.com to read Snow’s full breakdown of the new FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone regulations.

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