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Increased FAA approval of UAS waivers On Aug 29, 2016, the FAA implemented Part 107 of title 14 of the code of Federal Regulations, also known as the small unmanned aircraft systems UAS rule. It created a regulatory framework that enabled civilian and commercial operators of UAS. UAS weighing 55 lbs. or less. Generally, Part 107 requires operators to fly under 400 feet above ground level, within visual line of sight and only during daylight hours. UAS operators who want to fly outside the requirements of part 107, such as to conduct beyond line of sight or nighttime operations, may…
Shared Well Agreements in Arizona What are your rights to water that comes from a shared well that is not located on your property? For most people, the answer is in the words written in your well share agreement. The first question to be considered is—which state regulating body grants me the right to access and use groundwater? The Groundwater Management Act “GWMA” of 1980 established that groundwater, is common property of the citizens of Arizona and the management of it was under the Arizona Department of Water Resources, ADWR. All groundwater withdraws in Arizona must come from a water…
Arizona state law and Arizona case law are clear that eviction cases, also known as, Forcible Entry and/or Forcible detainers) are designed to only address the issue of possession and not any issues addressing the ownership of the property involved. The limited scope of a forcible entry and detainer action has been strictly defined by Arizona statute. A.R.S. § 12-1177(A) states in relevant part: On the trial of an action of Forcible Entry or Forcible Detainer, the only issue shall be the right of actual possession and the merits of title shall not be inquired into. Evidence offered to the…
UAVs to Spray Pesticide on Crops UAV spraying is effective tool for applying pesticides on crops. UAVs especially shine when fields are flooded with water, making entry of motorized vehicle to the field impractical or when treating crops that grow in steep hills. UAV pesticide spraying is becoming increasingly available for specialty crops and row-crop production. Recently, UAV manufacturers such as DJI have started offering high payload rotor UAVs that include sprayers. Spraying with UAVs is a unique practice since it is conducted autonomously. UAV sprayers are equipped with almost all the parts of any other sprayer: a tank, a…
Can an Easement be Legally Terminated Can an easement be terminated? An easement is a right cross over someone else’s property. To answer the question, yes. In Arizona, you can terminate an easement in one of four basic ways.   These are four basic ways to terminate an easement. Expiration of an Easement: In Arizona, an easement can be terminated by the expiration of an agreed upon time event. on I agreement my abandonment via the doctrine of merger some easements are granted for a finite period of time when the time. Is not The easement is set to expire…
UAV Registration under 14 CFR Part 47 Registration with the FAA is required for all unmanned aircraft flown in the United States. The vast majority of UAVs are registered online with the FAA are small and the application process is quick, easy, and costs just $5. Registering a UAV over 55 pounds is not quick and not easy and cannot be completed online. So you may want help to complete the Part 47 Application. UAV Registration under 14 CFR Part 47 Part 47 Registration is required for Unmanned Aircraft that weigh 55 pounds or more. Who Must Register their Large…
Goal of FAA Partnership with Local Law Enforcement Agencies: The FAA values its partnerships with law enforcement agencies (LEAs). By working together, the LEAs can help protect the safety of people on airplanes and on the ground from unsafe and unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), “drones”. LEAs are often in the best position to acquire and make initial requests to identify and preserve electronic or video evidence, or obtain legal process for securing this evidence. UAS Compliance with Airspace RequirementsAs an aircraft, UAS operations must comply with all applicable airspace requirements prescribed by the FAA regulations. It is important that…