6.      Obey   “NO   FLY   ZONES”   -    Why   has   the   FAA   created   these   protected areas?      Because   many   hobby   droners   have   shown   that   they   do   not   know   nor care   enough   to   stay   clear   of   aircraft.      News   agencies   are   just   as   guilty   of flying   wrecklessly   and   dangerously.      This   is   not   just   an   American   problem.     1,596   drone   incidents   have   been   reported   to   the   Canadian   government   in 2017.    131    were    found    to    be    aviation    safety    concerns.        While    fines    are common jail time is rapidly being sought for more serious violations. 
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DRONES (UAS & sUAS) IN THE NEWS So, you bought a drone and are flying it all over the place.  Has the FAA been in contact with your yet”  What?  You think that the FAA can’t do anything to you?             1.      GUY   FLIES   DRONE   TO   TAKE   PHOTOS   FOR   A   FRIEND.      FACING   $55K   IN FINES .      What   Caterina   has   considered   a   hobby—and   an   “addictive”   one   at   that—has   landed   him in   trouble   with   the   Federal Aviation Administration,   which   has   levied   $55,000   in   fines   against   him for violating five aviation regulations.    See the full article at: https://www.dailysignal.com/2016/06/12/he-flew-a-drone-to-take-photos-for-a-friend-now-hes-facing-55k-in-government-fines             2.      UAS   DETECTION   INITIATIVE   (right   from   the   FAA   website)    -   Pilots   regularly   report seeing   UAS   in   flight,   which   is   a   serious   safety   concern   for   the   FAA.   In   October   2015,   the   FAA entered    into    a    Cooperative    Research    and    Development    Agreement    (CRDA)    with    CACI International   to   evaluate   their   technology's   ability   to   detect   and   identify   small   UAS   in   the   vicinity of   airports. A   team   of   engineers   from   the   FAA,   the   Department   of   Homeland   Security,   and   CACI conducted   141   test   operations   over   five   days   at   the Atlantic   City Airport   from   January   to   February 2016.      In   May   2016,   the   FAA   expanded   its   detection   initiative   by   signing   CRDAs   with   Gryphon Sensors,    Liteye    Systems    Inc.,    and    Sensofusion    to    evaluate    the    companies’    prototype    UAS detection   systems.     The   FAA   also   began   partnering   with   the   Federal   Bureau   of   Investigation   (FBI) in May 2016 to evaluate a different UAS detection technology.             3.      So,   this   leaves   us   asking   WHO ”   is   the   FAA   going   to   use   as   their   law   enforcement branch?  Please tell us that it isn't going to be the body groping TSA.                   4.      WHY   DOES   IT   COST   SO   MUCH   FOR   DRONE   WORK?       When   you   hire   a   licensed, insured,   bonded,   permitted,   waivered,   quality   equipment   company   you   are   paying   a   portion   each of   those   things.      Just   the   insurance   alone   per   job   can   run   hundreds   or   even   thousands   of   dollars depending    on    the    job    itself.        But    you    are    typically    hiring    a    team    of    personnel    with    very specialized   talents   as   well.      Movie   conductors,   editors,   photographers,   models   and   pilots   and   then you are also paying for insurance, location and so much more also.                   5.      FAA   IS   WORKING   TO   MAKE   WORLD-WIDE   UAS   POLICIES.       That’s   right.     Governments    of    the    world    are    uniting    (some    would    say   AGAINST    drone    pilots)    to    create international   UAS   policies.      A   large   part   of   this   is   the   growing   issues   of   people   who   claim   to   be operating   under   hobbiest   rules   but   are   flying   commercially,   as   well   as,   committing   serious   safety violations   and   breaking   dozens   of   rules,   regulations   and   laws   in   their   pursuit   of   their   hobby.     Many   UAS   owners   have   discovered   that   once   they   entered   another   country   their   UAS   was confiscated   at   the   boarder   or   customs   and   only   returned   if   they   paid   fines   and   penelties   that   could be   more   than   the   UAS   itself.      In   many   cases   they   are   told   that   they   must   pay   “IMPORT”   taxes when they were not permitted to bring their UAS into the country.
FAA RULES AND REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2018 Each year we will witness new rules and regulations that will have an impact upon us all.
7.      A   single   drone   attacked   two   82nd   Airborne   blackhawk   helicopters   (news   reports   claim)   -   A   UH-60   Blackhawk   flying   as   part   of   the   UN   patrol   over   Staten   Island   was   hit   by   a   drone   over   a residential   neighborhood. The   drone   was   being   flown   illegally   in   the   area,   when   it   impacted   one   of two   Blackhawks   flying   as   part   of   a   security   patrol.   It   hit   the   left   side   of   the   fuselage   and   damaged one   of   the   rotors,   and   cracking   a   window.   The   rotor   will   have   to   be   replaced.      Under   FAA   rules, drones   aren't   supposed   to   be   flown   near   buildings   or   bridges,   or   over   500   feet.   Under   New   York law,   they   are   not   supposed   to   be   flown   anywhere   but   in   parks.   The   helicopters   landed   in   Linden, New   Jersey   to   be   inspected.   Parts   of   the   drone were   found   on   the   helicopter.      Army   officials said   that   two   Blackhawk   helicopters,   with   the 82nd    Airborne    Division    out    of    Fort    Bragg, North   Carolina,   were   damaged   after   coming   in contact   with   the   drone   about   500   feet   above Midland Beach just after dark on Thursday. The    impact    dented    one    helicopter,    cracked    a window   and   damaged   its   rotor   blades.   It   was enough   damage,   Army   officials   said,   that   the helicopters   had   to   land   in   nearby   Linden,   New Jersey.      Steven   Cohen,   an   area   drone   advocate, said   he   was   sceptical   that   a   drone   could   cause   that   much   damage,   but   he   said   the   drone   operator did    exactly    what    he    advises    against.        I    suspect    this    was    a    case    of    military    pilots    BABY WATCHING ”   the   beaches   and   tried   to   get   out   of   trouble   by   blaming   drones.      It   there   was   a   drone involved and the pilots were not “ HOT DOGGIN’ ” the beach then it does bare closer scrutiny.