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UAV Helps Search-and-Rescue Crew with Successful Mission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been credited with helping to locate five missing persons at a ski resort in British Columbia. According to a report from CTVNews, Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) – a volunteer rescue group based in [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]

Golden State Met With Yet Another Proposed Drone Law

Written by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has rolled out another bill that continues the age-old confusion surrounding federal preemption for UAS regulations.

Colorado DOT Puts Drone, Photogrammetry Software to Good Use

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently deployed a DJI Phantom 3 drone and Datumate’s site surveying solution to quickly assess a water pond in order to ensure the safety of travelers on a nearby highway. The pond was located [Read More]

InterDrone Seeks Speakers for This Year’s Show

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

BZ Media LLC, the organizer of InterDrone 2017, has announced an open call for speakers for this year’s show, taking place Sept. 6-8 in Las Vegas. BZ Media says last year’s program included more than 180 speakers from the commercial [Read More]

National Business Aviation Association Adds Unmanned Offering

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) says its online “Small UAS Ground School” has been approved for participation in the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional Development Program (PDP). According to USI, this is the only PDP-approved offering on the topic of [Read More]

UPS Tests out Truck-to-Home Autonomous Drone Delivery

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

In collaboration with Workhorse Group, UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle – while the delivery driver continues along [Read More]

DJI, Magic Sky Bringing Retail Store to San Francisco

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Magic Sky, an official partner of DJI, is opening up what it says will be California’s first DJI-authorized retail store. The store will be located on the corner of Montgomery St. and Jackson St. in San Francisco. The grand-opening event [Read More]

Raleigh UAV Company Brings DroneDeploy to Mapping Software Suite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Go Unmanned, a Raleigh, N.C.-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company, has added DroneDeploy’s software to its commercial mapping solutions. Go Unmanned focuses on providing across-the-board solutions for UAV customers. It offers specialized hardware and software packages with training, support, repair [Read More]

Land O’Lakes Kicks off Agriculture Drone Challenge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

Fortune 200 agribusiness and food company Land O’Lakes Inc. is calling on innovators from the tech industry to enter the Land O’Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition designed to develop proposed solutions that enable scalable, autonomous drone usage in [Read More]

Utah State Unveils BluJay All-Electric UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

Utah State University has unveiled its BluJay line of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), all-electric aircraft used for research in agriculture and water resources engineering. The university’s recent unveiling event coincided with a meeting of the GRAPEX group, a team of [Read More]

Three Things Drone Mapping Brings to the Golf Industry

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Written by Pix4D on February 17, 2017

The emerald golfing greens have seen better days. According to the U.S.’ National Golf Foundation, the number of players has almost steadily declined from over 30 million in 2005 (pre-recession) to 24.7 million today. In addition, 680 U.S. and 158 [Read More]

Louisiana sUAS Company Gets Extra Oomph from Texas A&M Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Baton Rouge, La.-based LandBros Aerial has received credentialing under Part 107 through the National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Credentialing Program (NUASCP) in Texas. The program was developed by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Lone Star UAS Center [Read More]

FAA and AUVSI Hosting UAS Symposium in Virginia Next Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are teaming up to host the annual UAS Symposium, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va., on March 27-29. The first FAA [Read More]

Nevada Team Goes Beyond Line of Sight with Cloud-Seeding Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Nevada’s unmanned cloud-seeding research team has realized another fundamental capability in its effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West. On Feb. 15, the team completed a one-hour drone flight that took place beyond the visual line of [Read More]

Verizon Acquires Drone Operations Management Company Skyward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Some big M&A action is happening in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems space: Portland, Ore.-based Skyward is now a Verizon company.

DroneDeploy Inks Deal with Major Capital Goods Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

As part of a new North American distribution agreement, U.K.-based CNH Industrial N.V., a global provider of agricultural equipment and other capital goods, has selected DroneDeploy’s cloud platform as the software for a new, all-in-one drone bundle. Available now from [Read More]

U.S. Senator Hatch Makes the Case for Unmanned Systems

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

As part of his innovation agenda for the 115th Congress, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has noted the importance of advancing the unmanned systems industry in the U.S. Hatch, who serves as chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, [Read More]

FAA, Xcel Energy Partner to Advance UAS for Utility Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

In an effort to research the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for inspecting critical infrastructure, Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The agreement involves using UAS to inspect more than 20,000 miles of [Read More]

How to Move Drone Industry Forward Under New Trump Order

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

The Commercial Drone Alliance has proposed a way to keep the industry thriving under the White House’s recent executive order of “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”