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Betsy Lillian
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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Drones Are Not Welcome in Yosemite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 06, 2014

The National Park Service (NPS) is advising visitors that the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is prohibited within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the NPS says [Read More]

UAS Supports Recovery in Aftermath of Washington State Mudslide

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 06, 2014

A small unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been used to perform a mission in support of the incident management team responsible for leading the disaster response at the Oso, Wash., mudslide. The Roboticists Without Borders program at the Center for [Read More]

Potential Collisions with UAS Trouble Aerial Crop Sprayers in North Dakota

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 06, 2014

Aerial crop sprayers in North Dakota are concerned about the danger that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can pose to their operations. Although the North Dakota UAS test site recently became operational, the issue lies with private drone operators and not [Read More]

College Student Mistakenly Receives $350K Government UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 06, 2014

Whoops! The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) inadvertently mailed parts of a $350,000 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to an unwitting college student. The NOAA uses the Puma UAV for ocean debris measurement, seabird surveys and ocean habitat monitoring, according [Read More]

Fire Department Looks to UAS for Help

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 06, 2014

A Maryland fire department has purchased three unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to assist in various operations. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department believes the aircraft will be an invaluable resource, according to an article by CBS DC. The UAS [Read More]

Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Goes Live In Alaska

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the University of Alaska's unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test site is the second of six to become operational. Last month, the test site headed by the North Dakota Department of Commerce went [Read More]

How Are FAA Regulations Affecting UAS Businesses?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2014

Unfavorable rules will disintegrate an already fragile market for small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) in the U.S., but significant market growth awaits once Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations are published, according to a new report by sUAS research and advisory [Read More]

Philadelphia Company Takes Advertising to the Skies with UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2014

With inspiration coming from Amazon's much-publicized drone-delivery plans, a 19-year-old former college student has established an advertising company based upon unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Philadelphia-based DroneCast plans to offer campaigns in which UAVs carry banners advertising businesses, according to an [Read More]

Humane Society Wants National Ban of Drone-Assisted Hunting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2014

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is seeking a nationwide ban of hunting with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the HSUS, penned an article for the Huffington Post in which he calls ‘on [Read More]

Company Maps Open-Pit Mine with UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2014

An African company is testing the efficacy of using an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to survey open-pit mines to avoid the danger of a manual surveying process. Namibian Mining Survey Services (NMSS) recently deployed a Trimble Gatewing X100 at a [Read More]