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U.S. Air Force Deploys Quadcopter for C-17 Inspection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force (CTF) of the U.S. Air Force’s 412th Test Wing recently used a 3D Robotics drone to carry out a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane. According to an [Read More]

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Further Embraces UAS Community

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a general aviation group that has been around since 1939, is further embracing the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sector by offering new membership options. According to an article from AOPA’s Jim Moore, aviation [Read More]

‘Portable, Foldable’ Hover Camera Passport Drone Now Available

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Robotics start-up ZeroZero Robotics has announced the availability of its Hover Camera Passport drone. With a maximum flight time of 10 minutes and a weight of 242 grams (roughly .55 pounds), the Hover Camera Passport is an “autonomous, self-flying camera [Read More]

DARPA Sets out to Develop Tracking Tech for UAS in Large Cities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its Aerial Dragnet program, which seeks new technologies to provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operating below 1,000 feet in large cities. DARPA says [Read More]

Airogistic Introduces Expanded DroneDome for Netted UAV Testing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

Airogistic LLC – a Dripping Springs, Texas-based provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) infrastructure products and services – has introduced its newer version of the DroneDome, an outdoor, netted shelter for UAV testing. The company says the latest model has [Read More]

Insurance Company Announces New Forms, Rules Filings for UAS Coverage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2016

American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), a not-for-profit national insurance advisory organization, has announced new filings of Unmanned Aircraft Liability Coverage forms and rules in its Agricultural General Liability Program (AgGL) in response to consumer demand for unmanned aircraft systems [Read More]

Thanks to Federal Grant, University Launches Summer Drone Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Tuskegee, Ala.-based Tuskegee University to bring drone technology to high school students and their teachers during an annual summer program. Spearheaded by the university’s computer science department, the project will engage [Read More]

Start-Up Adds New Spin to a Drone’s Motor – Literally

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 31, 2016

By redesigning a standard electric motor, CR Flight is looking to boost an unmanned system’s flight performance across several key areas.

Textron Expands UAS Training & Maintenance Hub to Support Industry Growth

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 13, 2016

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, has announced the grand opening of its new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and maintenance facility, the Unmanned Systems Service & Support Center, in Blackstone, Va. With assistance from Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic [Read More]

Investigation Closes on Reported Drone/Airplane Hit: Object Still Unknown

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 28, 2016

It turns out that an object police “believed to have been a drone” that reportedly hit the front of a British Airways (BA) plane in the U.K. was not a drone after all. According to the Associated Press, Patrick McLoughlin, [Read More]