Industry Events

Save the Date: FAA Invites Public to Next Drone Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

The next meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will be held Jan. 31 at the University of Nevada in Reno. Last year, the FAA established the long-term DAC in an effort to help shape the [Read More]

NYC Drone Film Festival Has $75K in Gear up for Grabs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 28, 2016

The “best in show” winner at the upcoming 2017 New York City Drone Film Festival will receive $75,000 worth of camera and drone gear courtesy of festival sponsors and professional cinematography industry players Freefly and RED. The prize includes the [Read More]

AMA’s California Expo to Feature Drone Camp, Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is rolling out the 19th annual AMA Expo West, presented by, on Jan. 6-8. Taking place at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif., the three-day event will offer participants the opportunity to [Read More]

International UAV Show Arriving Soon in Toronto

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

The Sky Guys Ltd. and trade show producer Cambridge House International have revealed more details on the The International UAV Show, taking place in Toronto, Ontario, on Dec. 6-7. The two-day show, held at the Enercare Centre, will host over [Read More]

AUVSI Rolls out Webinars on Artificial Intelligence, Precision Ag and FAA Regs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting three upcoming webinars in which experts will share their insights and answer questions on a variety of issues in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at [Read More]

DJI Hosting Drone Enterprise User Conference in San Fran

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 22, 2016

DJI is holding a conference on advancing the use of drones in professional applications. The DJI AirWorks show will bring together a range of innovators – from industry giants to data start-ups to service firms – to showcase today’s professional [Read More]

Drone World Expo Kicks off in San Jose: What’s in Store This Year?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

Following a successful day of pre-conference workshops presented by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Esri and MicaSense, as well as a VIP networking reception, Drone World Expo opened this morning in San Jose, Calif. Hosted by JD Events, Drone World Expo, [Read More]

Aerotenna Grabs Top Spot in UTM Drone Sense-and-Avoid Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

Aerotenna, a provider of radar sensing and system-on-chip (SoC) flight control technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has won first prize at the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Preliminary Drone Sense & Avoid technology competition, part of the UTM Convention 2016. [Read More]

Attention Drone Videographers: D.C. Drone Film Festival Accepting Submissions

Posted by Amanda Fava on October 31, 2016

The National Drone Show and NewBay Media say they are hosting the D.C. Drone Film Festival, to be held Dec. 6-8 in Washington, D.C., celebrating the work of drone videographers from across the country and around the world. The film [Read More]

AUVSI Announces Host, Keynote Speaker of XPONENTIAL 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has named Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, and Jim Cantore, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, keynote speaker and host, respectively, of XPONENTIAL 2017. The show is taking place at the Kay Bailey [Read More]

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Flights in Nevada Boast Several Firsts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

In collaboration with the FAA and a number of drone tech companies, NASA carried out milestone tests as part of its UAS Traffic Management research.

New Mexico UAS Company Selected for NASA’s Traffic Management Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Silent Falcon UAS Technologies has been granted an airworthiness statement by the Airworthiness & Flight Safety Review Board, part of the Ames Research Center division of NASA. According to the company, the authorization allows the Silent Falcon unmanned [Read More]

Drone Sense-and-Avoid Competition Launched for November’s UTM Convention

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The UTM Convention 2016 and have partnered to launch a $15,000 technology competition that demonstrates drone sense-and-avoid (SAA) technologies. The competition will be held on Nov. 9 in conjunction with UTM Convention 2016, located at the Oncenter in Syracuse, [Read More]

Second Annual Cape May UAS Conference Welcomes 200 Drone Stakeholders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

On Oct. 13-14, nearly 200 people attended the second annual Cape May, N.J., UAS Conference, hosted by the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), Cape May County and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Liberty Chapter. According to the [Read More]

What Went Down at the White House’s First UAS Workshop?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

The AUVSI Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI), has released a report on the proceedings of the recent “Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation,” an event co-hosted with the White [Read More]

What Does This Year’s Commercial UAV Expo Have in Store?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2016

The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo, taking place Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, have announced that this year’s conference will be a platform for more than 15 drone product launches. Commercial UAV Expo – which [Read More]

Innovative Drone Exploration and Application Competition Crowns Winners

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Drone World Expo (DWE) have announced the three winners of their Innovative Drone Exploration and Application (IDEA) Competition. The winners will present their designs at DWE, taking place Nov. 15-16 at [Read More]

Illinois School Rolls out Two-Day UAS Education Course

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is rolling out a two-day course on how to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Taking place in Murphysboro at the Transportation Education Center at the Southern Illinois Airport, [Read More]

House Subcommittee Holding Hearing on Commercial Drone Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

Next Tuesday, the U.S. House’s Small Business Committee is holding a hearing entitled “Opportunity Rising: the FAA’s New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations.” Taking place at 11:00 a.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., the hearing [Read More]

AMA Bringing Drones Center Stage at Park & Rec Conference

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says it will be attending the annual National Recreation and Park Association conference in St. Louis to discuss drone safety, as well as how AMA can partner with park and recreation professionals to create [Read More]