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Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian has been the editor of Unmanned Aerial Online since 2014. She also serves as an associate editor of sister publications North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.
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UAV Faces Unique Durability Tests, Including Car Wash

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2014

A company is taking a creative – and fairly destructive – approach to seeing just how durable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be. Fast Co., describing itself as a business media brand with focuses including technology, posted a series of [Read More]

FAA Wants to Take Drone-Operating Realtors to Court

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2014

Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to capture aerial footage of real estate properties is not a new practice, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now issuing subpoenas to Realtors who do so. According to a New York Post article, [Read More]

Iowa’s New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Law Goes into Effect

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2014

New legislation restricting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for law enforcement is now in effect in the state of Iowa. The Iowa Senate Democrats originally reported in April that the Iowa Senate had approved a law that would [Read More]

UAS Rounds Up Herd of Sheep at New Zealand Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2014

An unmanned aerial system (UAS) has proven to be an efficient tool for rounding up farm animals. The Telegraph reports that a small, remote-controlled quadcopter was used to fly over a herd of sheep on a farm in Nelson, New [Read More]

UAS Recreate Historical Castle on Lake Geneva

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2014

Pix4D, an aerial-image processing software provider, has enlisted the help of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to let you explore what it calls ‘Switzerland's most visited historic monument’ – but without the hefty travel expenses. According to the company's project outline [Read More]

UAV Caught Flying Over Major League Ballgame

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates fans got more than they bargained for when they came out to watch their team play at PNC Park and noticed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flying over. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, some fans spotted the hovering [Read More]

Oregon College Adds Course All About UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2014

Another college is offering courses that provide instruction for students looking to go into the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) field or for those simply interested in the aircraft. According to The Bellingham Herald, Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Ore., [Read More]

New Mexico Forbids Hunters from Using Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2014

New Mexico has become the fourth state in the U.S. to put a ban on hunting assisted by unmanned aerial systems (UAS). According to a New Mexico Watchdog report, the state's Game Commission voted 5 to 1 in the ruling. [Read More]

3D-Printed Auto-Follow Drone is Ready to Launch

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2014

Stratasys Ltd., a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, says the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) start-up company Helico has introduced AirDog, an automated quadcopter that was 3D printed entirely by Stratasys. Stratasys says the vehicle is the world's [Read More]

AMA Shames FAA: We Are Very Disappointed in You

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2014

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says it is extremely disappointed and troubled by the approach the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking in regards to the agency's recently released interpretive rule of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. The [Read More]