UAV Safety – Page 3

Dedrone’s DroneTracker Deployed at World Economic Forum

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Dedrone recently deployed its drone-defense technology at the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. From Jan. 17-20, police in the canton of Graubünden, where the forum was held, used Dedrone’s DroneTracker system to monitor critical [Read More]

FAA Reminds Public of Inauguration Flight Restrictions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

It’s probably a no-brainer, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding the public that Washington, D.C., is a strict no-drone zone for this Friday’s presidential inauguration. The Know Before You Fly campaign says unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators should [Read More]

FAA Settles $1.9M Civil Penalty Case on ‘Unauthorized’ Drone Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

Under the terms of the agreement with the agency, Chicago-based aerial photography company SkyPan International will cough up $200,000.

Seattle Court Makes Decision on 2015 Parade Drone Crash

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

A Seattle Municipal Court jury has convicted an Oak Harbor man of reckless endangerment for losing control of his drone at the Gay Pride Parade in 2015, according to an announcement released by the City of Seattle. On Friday, after [Read More]

Amateur Radio Group Voices ‘Urgent Complaint’ to Feds on Drone Transmitters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2017

In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and marketed [Read More]

Sky-Futures Launches Basic Drone Certification Course in U.K.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2017

Sky-Futures, a global provider of industrial inspection services via unmanned aircraft, is launching a new course that will enable persons and organizations in the U.K. to reach the basic standard required to operate drones under Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permission. In [Read More]

Mizzou’s Journalism School Establishes its Own Drone Guidelines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2017

The University of Missouri’s School of Journalism recently passed its first set of guidelines for the use of drones for students and staff. According to the university, the standards promote a “safe, legal and responsible protocol for students, faculty and [Read More]

Drones Take the Blame in Another False-Alarm Plane Incident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Following a suspected collision in Mozambique and the subsequent colorful media headlines stating something to the effect of “Drone Hits Plane In Mozambique,” officials reportedly later found no evidence of an unmanned aircraft strike.

Drone-Detection Developer Secures Another Big Investment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Dedrone, developer of the DroneTracker, a platform for the detection of civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has secured a seven-figure investment from Silicon Valley investors. Investing in the San Francisco-based start-up are Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks; Selina Lo, [Read More]

Virginia Tech Flies Drones into Crash Test Dummies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2017

Virginia Tech, a longtime unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) researcher and home to one of the federal test sites for the technology, is using dummies to test the potential impact of drone crashes to humans. According to a press release from [Read More]