Rhode Island General Assembly Passes Resolution in Support of “Know Before You Fly” Education Campaign

Rhode Island General Assembly Passes Resolution in Support of “Know Before You Fly” Education Campaign

Know Before You Fly

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Know Earlier than You Fly, an initiative to advertise the protected and accountable use of unmanned plane techniques (UAS), praises the passage by the Rhode Island Basic Meeting of H. 5134 and S. 367, which acknowledge the marketing campaign as an official supply of security info for UAS operators within the Ocean State. The decision, sponsored by Representatives Samuel Azzinaro, Christopher Millea, Joseph Shekarchi, Stephen Ucci and Anastasia Williams within the Home of Representatives and Senators Louis Dipalma, Cynthia Coyne, Walter Felag, Valarie Lawson and James Seveney within the Senate, acknowledges the rising reputation of UAS for each leisure and business functions and the significance of “simply accessible and freely out there” security info by means of the Know Before You Fly marketing campaign.

“More and more, individuals throughout Rhode Island and the nation are selecting to fly UAS, making it extra necessary than ever that operators perceive the rules and laws they need to comply with to maintain our skies protected,” stated Rep. Ucci. “This decision affirms our state’s dedication to security and offers an official supply of data for Rhode Islanders looking for to fly for his or her pastime or enterprise.”

Know Earlier than You Fly supplies UAS customers with the knowledge and steerage they should fly safely and responsibly. Over 170 associations, organizations and companies from the manned and unmanned aviation communities help the marketing campaign, together with Amazon, Greatest Purchase, DJI and Walmart.

“Know Earlier than You Fly is a part of our group’s ongoing dedication to teach hobbyists and domesticate the rising curiosity in flying mannequin plane and drones,” stated Chad Budreau, government director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). “We hope that different states comply with in Rhode Island’s footsteps and lend their help to this initiative, which works to place necessary security info and flying ideas within the palms of newcomers to the pastime.”

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 chargeable 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 Techniques Worldwide (AUVSI). “Know Earlier than You Fly supplies legions of latest flyers with the knowledge they should safely and responsibly take to the skies, and we're happy the Rhode Island Basic Meeting helps us on this important mission.”

The complete textual content of the decision could be discovered here.