Live from 2019 FAA UAS Symposium | Google Drone Delivery, FAA’s Efforts to Enhance Drone Safety, Implementation of Remote ID, the Industry-Government Body, UAST, and much much more…
In today’s Drone News Show, Paul and Haye team up to bring the latest and most exciting news from the 2019 FAA UAS Symposium.
The main topic for this News show is drone safety. The FAA has announced a slew of measures for increasing airspace safety. From educational measures like the “Drone Safety Awareness Week” to the industry-government body, UAST (Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team), the FAA is focused on addressing security concerns that have been plaguing the drone industry. Shortly, hobby and commercial pilots will be required to pass a new knowledge and safety test as well. Will these measures fulfill the dual objective of mass drone adoption and greater airspace safety?
In other drone news, Amazon made a big splash at the 2019 FAA UAS Symposium as it shared some exciting details about its drone delivery program. After Google’s Wing Aviation, Amazon is likely to be the second company to foray into drone deliveries. According to industry speculations, up to 80% of all Amazon deliveries could be ultimately made by drones. But with Remote ID yet to be implemented, it remains to be seen when drone deliveries set flight.
Other topics discussed include the FAA’s efforts to improve its media outreach and details about UAST (Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team). Tune in our latest and extraordinary show now!
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- [01:35] How can you follow the latest news coming out from the 2019 FAA UAS Symposium?
- [02:21] FAA announces “Drone Safety Awareness Week”
- [03:12] What is the new knowledge and safety test for hobby and commercial pilots that everyone is talking about?
- [05:30] Will we see the launch of Remote ID anytime soon?
- [07:25] Amazon provides some interesting specifics about its drone delivery program
- [10:23] Who is the UAST? What is their objective?
- [11:26] How is the FAA proactively reaching out to the UAS community?