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Seattle Court Orders Jail Time for ‘Reckless Endangerment’ Drone Incident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Judge Willie Gregory of the Seattle Municipal Court has sentenced the owner of an aerial photography company to 30 days in jail for “reckless endangerment” stemming from a 2015 drone accident. According to the Seattle Municipal Court, Paul M. Skinner [Read More]

Seattle Court Makes Decision on 2015 Parade Drone Crash

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

A Seattle Municipal Court jury has convicted an Oak Harbor man of reckless endangerment for losing control of his drone at the Gay Pride Parade in 2015, according to an announcement released by the City of Seattle. On Friday, after [Read More]

Start-Up Combines Drones, IoT and Remote Sensing for Construction Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Unearth, a Seattle-based company providing construction management software, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The early-stage start-up says it aims to break down information barriers and resolve disputes in large-scale construction projects by using drones, remote sensing, computer vision [Read More]

UAS Flies into Seattle Ferris Wheel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 12, 2015

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) reportedly crashed into the Seattle Great Wheel, a 175-foot-high observation wheel on 1301 Alaskan Way, yesterday evening. According to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) blotter, police are still trying to identify the operator of the [Read More]

City of Seattle: We Want More Rules for Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 29, 2014

Following two recent controversies over drone usage in Seattle, city officials are reportedly calling for stricter regulations. According to a report from KING 5 News, city council members – as well as Seattle citizens – are looking into passing legislation [Read More]

‘Spying’ Drone in Seattle Turns Out to Be Innocent

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2014

The source of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was spotted outside of a Seattle woman's apartment window has come forward and explained himself. According to a KGW report, the woman spotted the UAV outside of her 26th-floor window and [Read More]