Professional Helicopter Pilots Association

Drones

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published updated guidance on model aircraft operations that reflects current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned …

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Close encounters with drones continue to cause major concerns for officials as the number of incidents continues to climb. The latest close call involved …

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Government officials are currently looking into ways to reduce the number of drones incidents over brush fires. Proposals including new legislation to make it …

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Aerial firefighting efforts for the North Fire were suspended earlier today when a drone was spotted in the vicinity of the fire near the …

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The Office of Aviation Services has released a safety alert in response to the growing problem of drone usage over emergency incidents. Interagency Safety …

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Last month, we advised our members that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was soliciting input from the aviation community regarding future regulations affecting drone …

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This month, efforts to contain a wildfire in Southern California were hampered when firefighting aircraft crews spotted a drone operating nearby. Aerial firefighting efforts …

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Things are moving fast on the regulatory front regarding drone operations. FAA Expects to Issue Commercial UAS Rule in 2016 (Avionics Today)

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Dear PHPA Pilots and Helicopter Operators: Please note that the deadline for comments for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems …