This week in drone news, we have four stories for you. PSI issues are resulting in flight training protests, the Pearland BVLOS waiver – that’s a cool story, a Bengals game man pleads guilty, and finally, a rescue that used a drone to send a text, which is another cool story as well. Let’s get to it.

PSI under fire

The first story this week is a big one for those of you involved in any sort of training – airplane training, aviation training, or drone training. PSI, the company that currently holds a monopoly on written tests for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is under fire by large groups such as the EAA and AOPA, among others.

In case you didn’t know, at the beginning of this year, PSI decreased the fee paid to testing centers for completing the exam and cut that by 66 percent, resulting in about $22 going back to the testing center.

As a result, many testing centers have…