News and Updates – Join the FAA for Drone Safety Awareness Week

The Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) encourages the drone community to participate in the third annualNational Drone Safety Awareness Week from Sept. 13 19, 2021.

A key pillar of the FAAs work to safely integrate drones into the National Airspace System, ensuring that drone pilots understand their responsibility to fly safely, and what that entails.

During this weeklong campaign, drone pilots and recreational flyers will talk about their passion and commitment to drone safety, and industry experts will share important drone safety educational topics. The event will also highlight new requirements and best practices for the drone community.

Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific educational theme:

  • Monday: Safe Flyers Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
  • Tuesday: Register and Mark Your Drone
  • Wednesday: Become a Part of a Flying Community
  • Thursday: New Rules Remote Identification and Operations Over People
  • Friday:Public Safety & Public Acceptance
  • Saturday and Sunday: Share the Skies Get Out and Fly

Graphics and resources are available for you to participate in National Drone Safety Awareness Week:

  • Check out theGuidebook(PDF)for ideas and inspiration.
  • Download theNational Drone Safety Awareness Week graphicsand apply them to your event materials.
  • Follow @FAADroneZone on Twitter and Facebook throughout the week.
  • Tag your social media stories with #DroneWeek to let us know youre participating in National Drone Safety Awareness Week.
  • Give us your best shot: find out how you can participate in the Drone Safety Awarenes Week photo showcase.
  • Share your planned events with the entire community using the Unmanned Safety Teams National Drone Safety Week Voluntary Tracking Tool.

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News and Updates – FAA Invests $766M to Build Safer, More Sustainable Airports

More than 250 grants awarded to airports across the U.S.

News and Updates – FAA, DoD to Hold Workshop on Providing Real-Time Military Airspace Status

Pilots and interested members of the public are invited to learn how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are working together to give pilots real-time status of military airspace. The virtual workshop will begin at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

Representatives from the FAA and DOD will answer participants questions. Presentations will include technical systems that display data directly in the flight deck.

If you would like to submit your question in advance and watch the workshop on Zoom, you must register to participate. You may also watch the presentation onFAA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media channels. Attendees watching on theFAA’s social media channels can submit questions via a Google Form, which will be linked in the comments section at the time of the broadcast.

News and Updates – Time to Register for Episode IV of the 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

If you enjoyed Episode III of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium Remotely Piloted Edition, dont miss out on attending Episode IV on September 14-15, 2021.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are cohosting the symposium. The annual event is an opportunity to have your drone questions answered from the FAA, other government agencies and industry leaders, who discuss future technologies and regulations that support the safe integration of drones into the national airspace system.

Episode III launched this years event theme, Above and Beyond, and focused on international, public safety, recreational, and commercial drone operations, as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Episode IV will focus on operational advancements, international developments, and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations. Episode IV also will include keynote presentations, expert panels, informational sessions with live Q&A, roundtable discussions, and one-on-one meetings with experts from the FAA UAS Support Center. The full agenda and session descriptions for Episode IV are available on thesymposium website.

This is the last episode of the year, register now!

News and Updates – FAA To Hold Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Airspace Meeting

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a virtual public information meeting on its proposal to modify the airspace over Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania. Under the proposed changes, existing flight paths would not change but the area where pilots are required to interact with FAA air traffic controllers would expand. The airspace change is to better manage the complexity and volume of aviation activities in the area.

The meeting, which the FAA will conduct via Zoom and livestream on social media, will take place on Wednesday, August 18, from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time. FAA representatives will provide an overview of??the Harrisburg airspace and the proposed changes. After the FAA presentation the public will have the opportunity to make presentations/comments and participate in a live Question and Answer session.

To attend the Zoom meeting,you can registeror watch on FAAsFacebook,TwitterandYouTube, which do not require registration. Each meeting attendee using the Zoom platform will have the opportunity to make a presentation, butpreregistrationis required. Each presentation will be limited to three minutes. Attendees watching the meeting on FAAs social media channels can submit questions via the chat feature on the individual platform, but will not have the ability to make presentations.