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Commercial Drone Markets: 2014 Year in Review

Judging by the headlines, 2014 turned out to be the year for drones. I referenced in Tweets a total of 503 articles with the word ‘drones’ in the headline last year.  A Google search brings up about 61.4 million results referring to ‘drones.’  Granted, that search includes references to military and hobby [...]

Will Future FAA Rules Kill The Small Drones Market?

I just released the findings of my two-month survey studying the impact of FAA rules on small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) in the U.S. You can read the press release here. Among the many insights I got from the research, these two are the most significant: Unfavorable rules will disintegrate an already [...]

The Yellow Brick Road of FAA Drone Regulations

This post provides a few helpful links to get you started on the journey of understanding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for UAS.  Come back later and look for updates. There are three basic categories of UAS operations as defined by the FAA - LINK Public. This includes public entities such as federal [...]