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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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Industrial Skyworks Rolls out UAV Inspection Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Drone inspections provider Industrial Skyworks has rolled out Blue VU, desktop software to augment the inspection of buildings and oil and gas infrastructure. Industrial Skyworks says its new software will relieve inspectors, engineers and technicians from sifting through thousands of [Read More]

Corning, PrecisionHawk Join Forces for Drone Platform with Hyperspectral Sensor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, is collaborating with Corning Inc. to equip researchers with a platform for collecting hyperspectral data with drones. Specifically, the Corning microHSI 410-SHARK hyperspectral camera is being coupled with PrecisionHawk’s platform for collection [Read More]

Microdrones Mapping UAVs Come to Southeastern U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Microdrones, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying and mapping, recently forged a distribution agreement with Navigation Electronics Inc. (NEI), which has added Microdrones mdMapper systems to its product portfolio. NEI sells and services mapping, GIS, surveying and [Read More]

Purdue University Invites Public to Collegiate Drone Racing Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

This Saturday, West Lafayette, Ind.-based Purdue University is hosting the “Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship,” which will feature 48 drone pilots from schools across the U.S. According to a news release from the university, the Purdue Drone Club will compete [Read More]

Yuneec Breeze Drone Can Now Live Stream Video

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2017

Yuneec has brought live-stream capabilities to its Breeze unmanned aircraft system (UAS). According to the UAS manufacturer, users can now live stream video to Facebook, YouTube or other social outlets. The new feature is available on the Breeze Cam App, which [Read More]

Sentera Brings Incident Light Sensor to DJI Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2017

Sentera recently launched updates to its incident light sensor (ILS), which can now be used on the DJI Phantom 4, Phantom 3 and Inspire drones with normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) upgrades. For several years, research customers have used the [Read More]

Martha Stewart Still Really Loves Drones

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Written by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

Martha Stewart, who is no stranger to drone technology, recently invited a drone into her kitchen to deliver some butter, neatly packaged with a pretty bow, of course. “Where the heck is the butter?” Stewart said in a live Facebook [Read More]

FAA Offers New Maps in Hopes of Expediting Drone Authorization Requests

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

In an effort to help the agency process Part 107 airspace authorization requests more quickly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is creating new maps that will depict areas and altitudes near airports where drones can safely operate. The agency, which plans [Read More]

Ohio and Israel Schools Team up for UAS Education

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

A new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)-focused partnership has been established between Sinclair Community College, based out of Dayton, Ohio, and Israel’s Holon Institute of Technology (HIT). According to a press release from HIT, the schools’ agreement is designed to create [Read More]

Virginia Team Testing out BVLOS Drones for Power Line Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

This Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner will join Ligado Networks, the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Dominion Virginia Power and AeroVironment for a simulated beyond-visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone inspection of high-voltage power lines. The test, to be conducted in [Read More]