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In May, the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) issued a Safety Alert, “See and Be Seen: Your Life Depends on It; Maintaining Separation from Other Aircraft,” urging pilots to constantly and vigilantly scan the skies for traffic throughout every flight, and clearly indicate their intentions at all times. The Safety Alert was promulgated in light of incidents involving aircraft narrowly avoiding collision in cruise flight during ideal daytime meteorological conditions that were later found to be related to distractions in the cockpit.

The FAA’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) for small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”) echoes the NTSB’s “See and Be Seen” alert.  Continue reading →