"If they try and weaken the registration requirements, they're going to get a fight from us ... I have a lot of respect for the modelers ... The problem is there are a lot of people out there [using small UAVs] who aren't modelers, who are out there just operating a toy."
Tim Canoll
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

"State and local governments are writing their own rules and restrictions so you need to be aware of them as well. As an example Chicago, New York and Washington D.C. are all enacting legislation that will impose heavy restrictions on drone flights within their city limits. Be careful and ask questions before you fly in or near urban areas, parks, military bases and other government owned land, also certain commercial venues like ski resorts are banning unauthorized drone flights."
Ed Ayers
OnClick Air

"The Federal Aviation Administration put drone and model-plane enthusiasts on notice last October that it’s illegal to fly the aircraft near Major League Baseball, NFL and NCAA Division I college football games and major auto races. The move came months after police detained people for using small drones at Carolina Panthers and University of Texas football games. This past June, police questioned a man flying a drone near a gate at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia during a Colorado Rockies-Philadelphia Phillies game"
Dave Urbanski
The Blaze
September 2015

"Unmanned aircraft systems are neither supposed to fly within five miles of an airport without notifying the airport operator and control tower nor are they supposed to go above 400 feet. But the FAA says it gets about two reports per day from pilots saying they spotted an unmanned aerial vehicle."
August 2015

"Effective December 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of weighing 0.55 lbs. (250 grams) or more must register with the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry before they fly outdoors."
December 2015



California outlaws drone flights over prisons
The infraction will be punishable by a $500 fine.
Colin Wood

Ada County passes new rules for drone use
Commissioner: New rule prompted by complaints of privacy invasion
Xavier Ward
Idaho Press

“Not trying to be the drone police”: Colorado towns writing UAV rules strive to balance privacy, freedom
Greenwood Village seeks to join small but growing number of state’s communities with rules for increasingly popular technology
John Aguilar
The Denver Post

Flying a drone near a Colorado wildfire, emergency situation could land you in jail under bill
House Bill 1314 passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with unanimous, bipartisan support
Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

China introduces new rules for commercial drone operators from June
Multiple Chinese media outlets report that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has announced that new rules for commercial drone operators will take effect on June 1.
UAS Traffic Management News
Unmanned Space

Airlines Back Creation of Global Drone Registry-IATA
The world`s airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday.
The New York Times

Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Sales of Armed Drones
Saudi Arabia`s Interior Ministry on Sunday instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalised, a day after security forces shot down a recreational drone near the king`s palace in Riyadh.
The New York Times

It’s OK to shoot down drones` say Swiss legal experts
If a drone is invading your personal privacy you are entitled to shoot it down and aren’t liable for damages, according to new findings by Swiss lawyers.
The Local
The Local

You may be able to fly your drones in most Raleigh city parks after all
Owners of small drones would be able to fly them in most Raleigh parks under a revised policy being considered by a city advisory committee.
Richard Stradling
The News and Observer

Newly Requested No-Fly Drone Zone a No-Go
The rule has always been: get too close to the boundary line into Area 51 and trouble closes in on you, including the possibility of arrest.
Dave Maxwell
Lincoln County Record

Singapore Airshow 2018: Region moves on civil UAS regulation
Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are moving ahead with alternations and additions to existing regulatory practices...
Richard Thomas

Drunk Droning Is Now Illegal In New Jersey
People who are busted for droning under the influence can face a fine of up to $1,000 and six months of jail time.
Kelly Burch
The Fix

Drunken drone flying could soon be outlawed in Jersey
Drunken droning should be outlawed in Jersey, the state Senate declared Thursday. 
Susan K. Livio

Amazon`s Dream of Drone Deliveries Get Closer With Trump`s Executive Order
Drone deliveries got a step closer to reality as the White House issued an order giving local governments more authority to conduct tests of the burgeoning new technology.
Alan Levin

Landmark drone ruling grounded in navigation safety
Drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, as they are formally known, are a rapidly emerging technology that is already having an impact on various industries, including insurance...
Clyde & Co LLP

How Obama’s Drones Rulebook Enabled Trump
In Trump’s New Drone Strike Policy: What’s Any Different? Why It Matters, Luke Hartig astutely flags some...
Letta Tayler
Just Security

European Commission demands EU laws on drones after string of near-misses with aeroplanes
The European Commission has called for fresh impetus behind its stalled plans for EU-wide regulation of drones, after a string of near-misses with airplanes across Europe last year.
James Crisp
The Telegraph

Judge overturns local law that effectively banned drones over small town
Newton, Mass. wanted drone pilots to get permission to fly at or below 400 feet.
Cyrus Farivar
ARS Technica

U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry
The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.
Allison Lampert

Risk Managers Cautious When It Comes to Use of Drones
When it comes to commercial drones usage, 61 percent of risk managers are concerned about the potential for invasion of privacy
Insurance Journal

Majority of civilian oversight body wants L.A. County sheriff to stop flying drone
Citing concerns over surveillance, safety, and potential trauma to the public, a majority of Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commissioners Thursday expressed that they want Sheriff Jim McDonnell to stop flying a drone...
Maya Lau
Los Angeles Times

Gov. Cooper signs drone bills: Here`s what changes
Governor Roy Cooper signed two bills this week that regulate the use of unmanned aircraft – also known as drones.
Lauren K. Ohnesorge
Triangle Business Journal

Transport Canada eliminates rules on flying drones near buildings and animals
Transport Canada is relaxing its restrictions on recreational drone users -- eliminating rules for pilots on how close they can fly the devices around animals, buildings, and other structures.
Jeff Lagerquist
CTV News

UK to bring in drone registration
The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft.
Zoe Kleinman