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New England News Station Introduces its ‘Sky Drone 12’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

East Providence, R.I.-based WPRI 12 Eyewitness News is excited about its new DJI Inspire 1 drone, dubbed “Sky Drone 12,” which the station is deploying “almost anywhere over southern New England.” Operated by meteorologist/remote pilot T.J. DelSanto, the unmanned aircraft [Read More]

R.I. Legislators Want Airport Corp. to Have Authority to Regulate UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2016

The Rhode Island State House has passed legislation that aims to give the state, through the Rhode Island Airport Corp., the exclusive legal authority to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Sponsored by Rep. Stephen R. Ucci and co-sponsored by Rep. [Read More]

R.I. Roundtable Discussion Focuses on Drone Threats to Manned Aircraft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2016

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the potential threats of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and laser pointers to aviation. Congressman Jim Langevin; state officials; representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; executives from [Read More]