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Hover partners with Airmap (

Hover / AirMap Partnership AirMap announced the integration partnership with Hover, which is now using AirMap airspace information within their iOS app for drone operators. AirMap CEO Ben Marcus said, “This is a great example of our model which is to provide accurate, reliable and trustworthy airspace information so others in our nascent industry can build amazing vehicles and applications.” The Hover app provides a variety of useful information for drone operators including a simple fly/no fly indicator for pilots, real time weather, and a flight log system. “AirMap was the complete map solution we were looking for” said Dan Held, Hover co-founder, “the easy to understand map enables our more than 15,000 users to operate their drones safely and legally.” Through AirMap’s API developers...

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FAA Announces Mandatory Drones Registration (

Who must register a UAS? The owner must be: 13 years of age or older. (If the owner is less than 13 years of age, a person 13 years of age or older must register the small unmanned aircraft.) A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Which unmanned aircraft do I have to register? Owners must register their UAS online if it meets the following guidelines: Weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 g) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg). Unmanned Aircraft weighing more than 55 lbs. cannot use this registration process and must register using the Aircraft Registry process. See examples of UAS that do and do not require registration (PDF). Owners must register their UAS by paper if it meets the following guidelines: Your aircraft is used for commercial purposes. Your aircraft...

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