The popularity of drones in the United States as well as in other countries is on a rapid increase. Indeed, drones are now used in some applications which are categorized into recreational and nonrecreational (commercial) applications. In addition to that, the regulatory framework guiding the use of drones in the United States has gradually changed.
One of the most recent of these changes is the introduction of what is popularly known as Part 107 regulations which make it mandatory for those who fly their drones for commercial purposes to get certified.
Certification is received when commercial drone pilots take and pass the FAA remote pilot test also known as the FAA Airman/ Aeronautical Knowledge Test. It is important to note that drone pilots who strictly fly for recreational purposes do not require certification under Part 107.
This guide is meant to help prepare those planning on taking the FAA aeronautical knowledge test and to set them up to pass the test.
To the untrained eye, ultralight aircraft, with their small body and minimal construction can seem like a dangerous option for pilots.
There are plenty scare stories about how these seemingly flimsy planes are deathtraps that all respectable pilots should avoid.
However, many keen fliers insist that these machines don’t deserve their bad reputation as a dangerous craft. Many are keen to highlight that any blame for accidents lies with the pilot, not the plane. Continue reading
Popular Ultralight Aircraft
A microlight is a type of an aircraft designed to carry not more than two persons. Although the operating weight and speed differ depending on countries, the maximum take-off operating limit is 450kg in Europe.
There are several aircraft which qualifies as ultralights and this depends on their constructional design. In fact, with the advancement in technology, an ultra-light drone has recently been developed with a fixed wing and with a digitally stabilized HD camera. Keep on reading!
Europe’s civil drone rules
As drones evolve from military to civilian use in Europe and more so the wider world, they are soon populating the airspace and as such, rules and regulations that govern their use must be formulated to regulate them.
Drones hold the promise of handling our everyday day operations without the intervention of humans.
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