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UAS Stakeholders Convene at Summit in the Sunshine State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) stakeholders from throughout Florida gathered this week in Melbourne, Fla., to explore trends in drone adoption and ways to help guide the impact of UAS integration across the state. UAS operators and industry stakeholders from business, [Read More]

Fla. Construction Engineering Firm Inaugurates UAV Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

West Palm Beach, Fla.-based GCI Consultants, a firm providing intelligent consulting in the field of construction engineering, recently kicked off its first federally approved commercial drone flights. GCI’s first drone-based inspection took place in Hollywood, Fla., on Nov. 21. A [Read More]

New ‘Drone Zone’ Coming to Florida Museum

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2015

As part of its new focus on autonomous vehicle technology, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, Fla., is opening a ‘Drone Zone‘ this summer. Opening July 6, the Drone Zone will allow guests to fly drones and [Read More]

South Florida Drone Company Cleared by FAA for Takeoff

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 28, 2015

With a commercial exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Coral Springs, Fla.-based OpenSky Drones LLC (OSD) says it can carry out its mission of supplying safe and smart unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services. OSD says it has been approved [Read More]

Florida College to Teach UAS for Environmental Purposes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2015

Tallahassee Community College's Wakulla Environmental Institute (WEI) in Florida is offering a certificate program in the operation of drones/unmanned systems for environmental purposes. The program is designed to provide an introduction to the aerial, surface and underwater systems. WEI partnered [Read More]

Florida Companies Working on Sense-and-Avoid UAV Technology

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 19, 2015

Dual Electronics Corp., a Heathrow, Fla.-based manufacturer of aviation GPS and ADS-B receivers, has been working with Orlando, Fla.-headquartered Arclarity LLC, a developer of 3D augmented reality aviation systems, to develop a sense-and-avoid solution for drones. Targeted at commercial unmanned [Read More]

FAA OKs Mosquito-Control Drones in Florida Keys

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 05, 2015

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has obtained a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). With a goal of locating mosquito-breeding areas, the District will conduct test flights of two DJI [Read More]

Florida State Kicking off New Unmanned Aerial Systems Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2014

Tallahassee's Florida State University will soon begin the first class of its new ‘Application of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ program. Beginning next semester, the school's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program, which is part of the College of Social Sciences [Read More]

New Florida Start-Up Provides Engineering Services with UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 31, 2014

OpenSky Drones LLC, a start-up that provides unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions, has launched in Coral Springs, Fla. Its drone services provide safe inspections and smart engineering services for clients such as architects, engineers, utility companies and government agencies when [Read More]