FAA Amends Drone Rules for Educational Programs

Two U.S. Senators have successfully sponsored an amendment to Section 349 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, a change which eases the way for drones in education.  The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has issued a statement thanking Senator Doug Jones of Alabama and Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska for their support of the industry.

Recreational and educational flight have experienced greater limitations since the repeal of Section 336 in the FAA Reauthorization Act.  However, the amendment, passed as part of the National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 on July 23, 2020, will help schools incorporate drones in education programs.

Schools can now operate drone and with SAFEDrone Training, educators are assured that their pilots are qualified to fly.