Welcome to Drone Briefs!
Drone Briefs is a bimonthly newsletter from Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey providing news and updates for municipal UAV programs. It also includes photos and information about CT MUTs member programs. The most recent edition is below.
Focus on how your program documents may inadvertently be jeopardizing our municipal immunity.
Focus on new Florida law drastically restricting governmental drone use and discussion of relevance to Connecticut governmental drone programs.
Focus on drone insurance, including different types as well as potentially significant coverage exclusions to be aware of.
Focus on revisions to the operations over people rule (107.39) and new ability to use LAANC for night operations.
Focus on why municipal drone pilots must have their Part 107 license (unless flying under a COA that does not require Part 107). Introduction of new Connecticut Municipal UAV Task Force co-founded by Jennifer Yoxall and Donald Janelle (Manchester's Deputy Emergency Management Director).
Focus on new FAA rules for night flying; issues to beware of with tethered drones and how to put your drone program on the map! (That is the DRONERESPONDERS, ESRI and NASA Ames Global Public Safety UAS/Drone Database & Map.
Focus on expiration of ALL Part 107 night waivers, new FAA recurrent training, and impending Remote ID rule.
Disclaimer: All information provided herein is solely for educational and informational purposes. Its inclusion on this website does not constitute an endorsement or assurance as to accuracy or timeliness. It is not legal advice. UAV laws and guidance change rapidly. If you are preparing policies or documents for your agency or department, we suggest you consult with an attorney familiar with municipal and aviation law as well as other law that may be applicable to the particular policy or document such as privacy or cybersecurity.