Last week, Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA), Michael Huerta, announced the establishment of a broad-based drone advisory committee.  The creation of this committee stems from the successful stakeholder-based unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) registration task force and the MicroUAS aviation rulemaking committee.  However, unlike other committees, this advisory committee is intended to be “long-lasting” according to the

On March 29, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that its “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption for commercial drone operators will increase from 200 feet to 400 feet. After an extensive risk evaluation, the FAA determined that commercial drones can fly up to 400 feet except in restricted airspace. FAA Administrator Michael