This year, Black Friday is expected to bring record online sales as most people will refrain from physically visiting stores due to the coronavirus. We took a look at some great DJI Black Friday drone deals on Amazon and found some other good discounts along the way. Check it out.
Today and tomorrow are the Amazon Prime Days with deals on drones, microSD cards and more check it out below. We have listed drones, accessories, and other items such as drone camera bags. Check ’em out!
On October 5, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) submitted the final rules for Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Remote ID for Drones) and Operations of Small Unmanned Aircraft Over People to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB now has 90 days to review the new regulations, so it appears that Remote ID for Drones is well on track for finalization and publication before the end of this year, reports AOPA.
Amazon Prime Day will take place on October 13 and 14 this year after being delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In previous years, Amazon Prime Day would take place sometime in July. We expect that many drone accessories, such as backpacks and cases will be available at very attractive prices, but it remains to be seen if there will be any drone deals as well.
Finally, approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Amazon Prime Air drone delivery fleet. The approval designates Amazon Prime Air as an ‘air carrier’ and provides the company with broad privileges to ‘safely and efficiently deliver packages to customers,’ the FAA said.
Here’s a great article on Amazon Prime Air. It provides a lot of insight of what has been going on behind the scenes of the e-commerce giant’s drone team. Will we finally see Amazon Prime Air take off in the U.S. this summer?
Drone photos shared on social medial show the burned-down Amazon distribution center in Redlands, California. The distribution center went up in flames last Friday morning.
Check out this Amazon deal on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Instead of paying $1,599 on the official DJI store, you can now pick one up for $1,419 on Amazon. The foldable quadcopter ships directly from Amazon and it’s also sold by Amazon and according to the listing. And if we’re honest Amazon customer service beats DJI’s customers support hands down.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating in the nation’s airspace.
Update from the FAA today:
Thanks for the questions we received after yesterday’s press release on the Remote ID Cohort. To clarify, the Cohort is not part of the decision-making process for the proposed Remote ID rule final rule. The Cohort will help the FAA develop technology requirements for other companies to develop applications needed for Remote ID. The comment period on the Remote ID Notice of Proposed Rulemaking closed on March 2, 2020, and the FAA is reviewing the more than 53,000 comments.