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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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FAA Enacts UAS Restrictions Around 133 Military Facilities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

The federal agency says this marks the first time it has established airspace restrictions that apply only to unmanned aircraft systems.

Penn State Goes with UAV for ‘High-Priority’ Building Maintenance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

Penn State is deploying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as part of a multiphase exterior maintenance project of what the university calls its “most iconic building,” Old Main. Penn State hired Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) to use a drone and [Read More]

New Partnership Focuses on Simplifying Drone Mapping Data for Growers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

In order to help growers more easily capture field maps and analyze aerial data, DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has integrated with agX, a Platform as a Service for data structure and management for the agricultural industry. [Read More]

John Deere Operations Center Users Gain Access to DroneDeploy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

Just in time for the spring planting season, DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is now connected with the John Deere Operations Center. According to DroneDeploy, the integration allows users to synchronize their DroneDeploy and MyJohnDeere accounts to [Read More]

UAV Coach, Loveland Offer Drone Training for Insurance Adjusters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

Loveland Innovations, the maker of IMGING, an autonomous drone inspection solution designed for the insurance industry, is teaming up with UAV Coach to bring commercial drone pilot training to insurance adjusters and contractors. UAV Coach offers its Drone Pilot Ground [Read More]

A Closer Look at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the keynote lineup for XPONENTIAL 2017, taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas on May 8-11. The keynote program will be hosted by The Weather Channel’s [Read More]

Shield AI Quadcopters Provide Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

San Diego-based start-up Shield AI is building an artificially intelligent (AI) drone that finds people and threats inside buildings without a remote pilot. The impetus for Shield AI was provided by co-founder Brandon Tseng’s experiences serving in combat in Afghanistan, [Read More]

Surveying Equipment Company Augments Offerings with UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

Martin Instrument, an equipment provider for surveying and construction companies throughout Texas, has added Microdrones’ mdMapper unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to its offerings. Developed specifically for surveying and mapping, mdMapper packages integrate the Microdrones quadcopter with sensors and software to [Read More]

Report Probes Local Drone Laws: What’s Going on Around the Country?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

UAS rules have been established in 135 localities in 31 U.S. states, according to new analysis from Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drone. However, many of these ordinances conflict with federal laws.

Golden Eagle Drone Imaging Sets up Shop in Long Island

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

Golden Eagle Drone Imaging LLC, an aerial imaging company for real estate marketing, has opened for business in Long Island, N.Y. Located at 565 Route 25A, Ste. 201, Miller Place, N.Y., Golden Eagle Drone Imaging will be providing aerial photography [Read More]