Beyond Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Final Report

Dramatic changes are coming to drone operations. The highly anticipated concept of beyond visual line of-sight (BVLOS) drone flying may finally become a reality. An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) has issued a final report about the topic, which includes recommendations for rulemaking. At this point, the BVLOS drone operations have made it through the first regulatory hurdle. Please note there is a helpful drone calculator on the Rupprecht site, - Drone Law and Drone Attorney Assistance (, as well as a study guide for those seeking a drone pilot license, Free Part 107 Test Study Guide: FAA Remote Pilot Airmen Certificate [2021] (, and many other helpful resources. Honeywell flight image courtesy of

Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report, the background for which appeared in their # 22 - 5 - 5 APRIL 2022 edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN).

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