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News and Updates - Drones and Weapons, A Dangerous Mix
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning the general public that it is illegal to operate a drone with a dangerous weapon attached.Perhaps youve seen online photos and videos of drones with attached guns, bombs, fireworks, flamethrowers, ...

News and Updates - FAA Air Traffic Report
Today's Air Traffic Report:Thunderstorms or rain showers could slow traffic in Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Denver (DEN), Houston (HOU, IAH), the New York area (EWR, JFK, LGA), Philadelphia (PHL) and the Washington, D.C., area (BWI, ...

News and Updates - FAA Seeks Stakeholder Input on Drone Tests
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) this week seeking to work with stakeholders on the administration of a new aeronautical knowledge test for recreational drone operators.Section 349 of the FAA Reauthoriz ...

News and Updates - Stephen M. Dickson Sworn in as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
Dickson brings nearly 40 years of aviation experience to the job and becomes the 18th Administrator of the FAA.

Speech - FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson Swearing-In Remarks
Administrator Stephen DicksonWashington, DCAs PreparedThank you for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here today. Id like to thank President Trump and Secretary Chao for their confidence in me to lead the FAA during this very ...

News and Updates - Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) communitys national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about how to avoid loss of control (LOC) accidents.A LOC accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft fr ...

News and Updates - Redesigned B4UFLY App Available Now
Today, the FAA in partnership with Kittyhawk relaunched its B4UFLY mobile application that allows recreational drone flyers know where they can and cannot fly in the national airspace system (NAS). The new B4UFLY app is now available to download for ...

News and Updates - U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $478 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 232 Airports in 43 States
Projects will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities.

Speech - AirVenture 2019 Meet the Administrator
Acting Administrator Daniel ElwellOshkosh, WisconsinRemarks as DeliveredThank you for that introduction Jack.This is my sixth AirVenture and my second time here as Acting Administrator.What a privilegeto be on stage at the Theater in the Woods, in th ...

News and Updates - FAA to Further Expand Opportunities for Safe Drone Operations
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beginning on July 23 will expand the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational flyers. This action will significantly increase the ability of drone pilots to gain access ...