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Nevada Carries out 39-Mile UAV Delivery Test Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Using a Drone America unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a Nevada-based consortium has completed a long-distance UAV package delivery whose operation took place beyond the line of sight (BLOS) of the operator. In an urban environment near Walker Lake in western [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]

Praxis Aerospace Notches Milestone With N.Y. UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 18, 2016

Praxis Aerospace Concepts International Inc. (PACI) has been delegated mission command authority from the New York unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, operated by Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y. Founded in 2011, PACI is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business [Read More]

Unmanned Aircraft Go Up 12,000 Feet to Study Black Carbon Aerosols

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2016

Using a fleet of unmanned aircraft (UAS) with specialized instrumentation, researchers from Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) are discovering insights into how black carbon aerosols are impacting cloud formations and global climate change. According to the DRI, it is widely [Read More]

7-Eleven Uses Flirtey Drone to Deliver Food to Reno Resident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2016

The convenience-store giant says the store-to-home delivery, done in coordination with Flirtey and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, certainly won’t be the last one it conducts.

Middle Schoolers Get Hands-On UAS Experience in Reno

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 27, 2016

Through a partnership with Aerospace Learning Xperience (ALEX), Reno, Nev.-based unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) company Drone America recently hosted an aerospace day for a sixth grade class from St. Albert the Great Elementary School at ALEX’s facility in Stead, Nev. [Read More]

Fixed-Wing UAS Performs Cloud Seeding in Nevada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2016

A fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully tested a cloud-seeding payload during an experimental flight in Nevada. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under the state’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site designation, the Drone America [Read More]

Flirtey Carries out UAS Package Delivery in Residential Area

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2016

In conjunction with an FAA test site, the hexacopter flew autonomously along a predetermined delivery route in an urban environment in Nevada.

University of Nevada, Reno Holding Symposium on UAS in Emergency Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2016

The University of Nevada, Reno is holding a symposium on the uses of aerial robotics systems and autonomous vehicles for emergency first responders. The university says law enforcement agencies, search-and-rescue professionals, emergency-management personnel, drone manufacturers, students, researchers, and the general [Read More]

U.S. Senator Highlights Test Site Reauthorization as Legislative Priority

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 11, 2016

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is highlighting the importance of the proposed reauthorization – in the Senate’s FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 – of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). As a member [Read More]