BATON ROUGE, La. — Know Earlier than You Fly, an initiative to advertise the protected and accountable use of unmanned plane techniques (UAS), praises the passage of HR 111 by the Louisiana Home of Representatives, which acknowledges the marketing campaign as an official supply of security info for UAS operators within the Bayou State. The decision acknowledges the rising reputation of UAS for each leisure and business functions and the significance of “simply accessible and freely obtainable” security info by means of the Know Before You Fly marketing campaign.
“As drones develop into more and more common in Louisiana, it will be significant that operators are outfitted with the information and assets they should maintain our skies protected for all,” stated Rep. Raymond Crews, who sponsored the decision. “This decision demonstrates Louisiana’s dedication to security and supplies an official supply of data for drone operators throughout the Pelican State.”
Know Earlier than You Fly supplies UAS customers with the knowledge and steerage they should fly safely and responsibly. Over 180 associations, organizations and companies from the manned and unmanned aviation communities help the marketing campaign, together with Amazon, Greatest Purchase, DJI and Walmart.
“Louisiana is becoming a member of states throughout the nation in supporting Know Earlier than You Fly, which places necessary security info and flying ideas within the palms of newcomers to the interest,” stated Chad Budreau, government director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). “We're glad Louisiana acknowledges the rising curiosity in flying mannequin plane and drones and joins us in our mission to maintain the skies protected.”
The marketing campaign was created in 2014 by AMA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and launched in December 2014 in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“On the finish of the day, the operator is liable for the security of an plane – whether or not it's manned or unmanned,” stated Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Affiliation for Unmanned Car Methods Worldwide (AUVSI). “We're happy that the Louisiana legislature helps Know Earlier than You Fly and is dedicated to offering legions of latest flyers with the knowledge they should safely and responsibly take to the skies.”
The complete textual content of the decision might be discovered here.