April 29, 2016
Cities and States issuing regulations with Congress considering preemption
Enforcement Actions taken by others than FAA
Total of 5,000 section 333 exemptions issued, night time ops exempted
RFID download works; could be used to ID on ground?
FAA and NASA test ATM and FAA talks Integration
Senate passes FAA Reauthorization
24 stories about foreign regulatory actions
Drone headed to National Air & Space Museum
Astounding Operational Developments
Drone Nation Highlight is DJI
Safety Research Advances
→ Drug drone operator sentenced; just wanted pot— height violation?
City and State REGULATORY Action
→ Future of drones up in the air–Arkansas
Enforcement and Threats
→ ADS Advance – Drone Tech and Atkins develop UAV RFID system–instead of registration , could this be used to identify UASs?
→ Drug drone operator sentenced; just wanted pot— San Diego
FAA Actions, Appeal, and Reactions
FAA Reauthorization and UAS —
→ CAAP amends rules on drones operation–Philippines
→ Warning over drone use in Love Beach area
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→ Sri Lanka UAV survey for disaster preparedness
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Person/Company in Drone Nation
January 2015 – Present (1 year 4 months)Washington D.C. Metro AreaPolicy Lead in Washington DC for DJI. Working to educate, advocate, illuminate and demystify the amazing potential for sUAS.
I work on DJI’s policy efforts in Washington DC with a focus on promoting best practices and effective regulations. I work on issues related to operator and aircraft standards, airspace access and management, privacy and aviation R&D policy. Serve on the boards of the Small UAV Coalition and Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS) and chair the Consumer Electronic Association’s Drone Policy Working Group. Prior to joining DJI I had a 20-year career in broadcast journalism, most recently at the Associated Press. There I spearheaded the news agency’s program to incorporate drones into professional newsgathering operations. I was also a founding member and played a leadership role in the News Media Coalition, a group of more than fifteen major media companies conducting formal UAV testing at an FAA sanctioned site. My wife Sarah and I live on the border of the DC NFZ in Oakton, Virginia.
April 2007 – December 2014 (7 years 9 months)Washington, DCResponsible for editorial, operational and logistical news planning for AP’s television, online and radio platforms. Responsible for identifying emerging stories, preparing daily editorial outlook and leading the morning editorial meeting. Responsible for maintaining the editorial calendar, identifying coverage requirements and proactively deploying resources. First point of contact for evaluating and coordinating enterprise news coverage with AP’s print, online and photos divisions. Responsible for managing all aspects of major events coverage. Responsible for identifying needs and deploying resources in a breaking news environment. Deep knowledge of both domestic and International newsgathering. Given AP’s vast client base, position requires extensive knowledge of both domestic and international issues.
1993 – 2005 (12 years)
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Restrictions from parties other than FAA
Technology Development and Research
Upcoming Events [UPDATED WEEKLY]
→ Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition 2016—The Silicon Valley Drone Show, April 27th, 28th, and 29th 2016
→ May 2–5, 2016 | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans REGISTER
→ International Drone Day—May 07
→ European DroneConvention—May 10, Belgium
→ DroneShow Latin America—May 10-12, Brazil
→ Roma Drone Expo & Show—May 13-15, Rome
→ Unmanned Solutions Forum (USF)—May 18-20, Romaero Bucharest
→ GEO Business 2016 Launches Popular FREE to attend Workshop Programme | GISuser.com—May 24-25 London, England
→ Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference—May 26, Netherlands
→ Canada has a good calendar and one event is DRONE MUSIC DAY SATURDAY MAY 28, 2016
→ Nordic UAS Event 2016—June 1-3, Denmark
→ The Commercial UAV Show – Middle East—Dubai (2016 dates not confirmed)
→ Drones, Data X Conference—June 3-5, San Francisco, CA
→ Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Seminar & Industry Certificate—June 7-9, Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
→ International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)—June 7-10, Arlington, VA
→ USI Conference Washington—June 13-15, Washington, DC
→ UAV Remote Sensing Applications Course—June 13-17, Barcelona
→ Unmanned Global Systems—June 13-17, Paris
→ ICUAS, International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems—June 7-10, Arlington, VA
→ Evolving drone law on conference agenda—August 3, Canberra
→ Midwest UAS conference—August 16-17, Dayton, OH
→ UAS Summit and Expo—August 22-24, Grand Forks, ND
- The 2016 event, focused on both small and large unmanned aircraft systems, will feature industry and military leaders, UAV manufacturers, payload providers, designers, and commercial operators with the most important insight of today’s UAS world.
- The 2016 program will provide in-depth analysis and timely presentations from 75-plus speakers focused on the following for both small and large unmanned aircraft systems.
- The Summit, taking place in what many have called the “Silicon Valley of Drones,” offers the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program.
→ The Commercial UAV Show – Africa—August 23-24, Johannesburg, South Africa
→ China Commercial UAV—August 25, Shenzhen, China
→ The Commercial UAV Show Asia—September 1-2, Singapore
→ InterDrone: The International Drone Conference and Exposition—September 7-9, Las Vegas
→ Drone Experience—September 16-17, Nantes, France
→ UASympEx—September 18-19, Hamburg, Germany
→ ExpoDrónica—September 22-23, Zaragoza, Spain
→ Commercial UAVs—September 27-29, Royal on the Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
→ DronItaly—September 30-October 1, ModenaFiere, Modena
→ USI Conference San Francisco—October 3-5, CA
→ INTERGEO Co-Hosts German UAS Event—October 11 to 13, Hamburg, Germany. The “interaerial SOLUTIONS Expo. Forum. Flight Zone for UAS”- A showcase for manufacturers, UAS users and operators, accessories, software and end-to-end solutions will be co-hosted at INTERGEO
→ The Commercial UAV Show—October 19-20, London
→ The GeoConnect Show—Co-located with The Commercial UAV Show (above)—October 19-20, London
→ Precision Entertainment, Conference for Hollywood film and television influencers—October 26-27, Hollywood, CA
→ Commercial UAV Expo—October 31–November 2, Las Vegas
→ Drones, Data X Conference—November 3-5, Ireland
→ Drone World Expo: The Defining Event for the Commercial Applications of UAS Technology—November 15-16, San Jose, CA
→ USCEI Unmanned Systems Conference & Exhibition India—November 17-18, New Delhi, India
→ National Drone Show December 2-3, Washington, DC
→ International Drone Expo & Business Conference December 9-10, Los Angeles, CA
To Be Announced
→ F3Expo is the world’s first drone technology and lifestyle event for all ages and skill levels.
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