SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Know Earlier than You Fly, an initiative to advertise the protected and accountable use of unmanned plane methods (UAS), praises passage by the Utah Legislature of SJR 20, which acknowledges the marketing campaign as an official supply of security info for UAS operators within the Beehive State. The joint decision, sponsored by Rep. Adam Robertson and Sen. Wayne Harper, acknowledges the rising reputation of UAS for each leisure and business functions and the significance of “simply accessible and freely out there” security info via the Know Before You Fly marketing campaign.
“I launched this decision to maintain the skies protected for Utahans flying for recreation or enterprise functions alike and to boost consciousness of the principles and laws wanted to function UAS safely and responsibly,” stated Rep. Robertson. “By passing this joint decision, Utah demonstrates our dedication to security and offers an official supply of data for UAS operators throughout the state.”
“Individuals throughout Utah are discovering that flying UAS is a enjoyable interest in addition to an efficient enterprise device,” Sen. Harper stated. “The details about aviation guidelines and greatest practices offered on the Know Earlier than You Fly web site will assist distant pilots study the significance of sustaining a excessive degree of security that's essential to the continued success of the business.”
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.
“We're glad that Utah is becoming a member of different 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 pastime,” stated Chad Budreau, government director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). “By doing so, Utah 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 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 Methods Worldwide (AUVSI). “We're happy that the Utah 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 could be discovered here.