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Through their start-up, Aerial Agriculture LLC, engineering students from Purdue University are developing and manufacturing agricultural drones that can capture multispectral images of entire crop fields. According to Purdue, Lafayette, Ind.-based Aerial Agriculture uses specialized cameras to convert images into [Read More]

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Officials from the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), Dominion Virginia Power and HAZON Solutions recently conducted drone test flights to determine the need for air- or ground-based visual observers during power line inspections. According to Virginia Tech, the unmanned [Read More]

British Columbia has made it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone – or use data obtained by a drone – while they are on a hunting or trapping expedition. The announcement was made today by Steve Thomson, [Read More]

The state of Wisconsin has established an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) advisory board, according to an announcement from the State Cartographer’s Office, a unit of the department of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Heading the board is President Chris [Read More]

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has “recognized AMA’s role as a community-based organization” and thus confirmed that model aircraft are permitted to fly higher than 400 feet in altitude as long as the [Read More]

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., says his measure to solidify southern New Mexico’s position as a test center for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been signed into law as part of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016. [Read More]

FOTV Media Networks Inc. has launched Drone TV, a channel dedicated to drone racing, on its streaming TV platform FilmOn.com. According to the company, Drone TV is the first 24/7 channel devoted to the sport of drone racing. The channel [Read More]

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