Category: FAA

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Drone Racing League is FREE – and Fly the Google Cloud Cup Challenge!

Want to be a professional DRL Pilot? Start practicing now 👀 The DRL SIM, DRL’s true-to-life drone racing simulator game, is FREE on Epic Games today through October 6th. Download now to learn to fly like the pros.  DOWNLOAD Win a trip to DRL’s Championship Race! Sign up for the Google Cloud Fly Cup Challenge…
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FAA’s 2022 Summer Webinar Series – Flying for Fun

During the 2022 FAA summer webinar series “Flying for Fun”, beginners can learn everything they need to know about drones. There will be panels will be packed with important information you need to know about safely operating your drone.  Through engaging panel discussions and lively Q&As, the FAA summer webinar series “Flying for Fun” will address the most pressing topics facing emerging technologies like drones.  You’ll find the information you…
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Drone Camp 2022

June 27-July 1 | CSU Monterey Bay A Hybrid Event  DroneCamp is a collaborative five-day training program that covers everything you need to know to use drones for mapping and field data collection. No experience is necessary. Now in its sixth year, Drone Camp 2022 will once again provide a unique drone training opportunity designed for…
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2023 National Air Grant Fellowship Program

The FAA is currently recruiting for the 2023 National Air Grant Fellowship Program.  Created as part of the 2020 Aircraft Certification Bill, the fellowship strives to place graduate-level students with expertise in fields related to aerospace in congressional offices. The fellows will work to research and write policy. After a year, the opportunity exists for…
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Drone Safety Day – 9/17/2021

Thanks to everyone for attending our Drone Safety Event, held virtually, from 10am-11am; special thanks to Brandon Stark from UC Merced who spoke about Drone Safety and Drones used as Research tools at UC Merced. Here is the recording. Our winner of the poster contest was Joseph Zamora, with his poster on being safe and…
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Drone Safety Day, Friday, 9/17

Merced College is celebrating Drone Safety Week by having a virtual Drone Safety Day this Friday from 10am-11am; We invite you to attend and be a part of learning about Drone Safety. This is the form to sign up for drone safety day – sign up on this form to get the zoom link to…
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NCAT Serves Up the FAA UAS-CTI Resource Repository

Creating a Model in Which Academia and Government Organizations Can Work Together to Create Resilient Partnerships that Prepare the Nation’s Future Workforce April 26, 2021 – With the rapid growth of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry, there is a need to ensure that new technology is safely integrated into the National Airspace System and that…
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FAA Ops over people webinar

Next Tuesday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, the FAA is holding a live webinar and Q&A session on the UAS Ops Over People and Night final rule; this was announced just the other day.  See https://twitter.com/FAADroneZone/status/1384537708337434636.  We are also planning a series of webinars on the Remote ID final rule over the next several months,…
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Merced College Selected for FAA Training Program

[Merced, CA] – Today Merced College announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected its Drone Technology and Media Program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative program or the UAS-CTI. “This is a big step in getting our program recognized by the FAA, assisting in students getting related internships and REUs, and keeps us…
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