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‘Drone Advocates for Public Safety’ Coalition Launches

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2015

A coalition of public-safety officers and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry partners recently formed the Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS), a nonprofit group that will focus on training first responders in using drones to support their operations. DAPS will [Read More]

No-Drone Zones Commence in DC, NY and Philly for Pope’s Visit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents of and visitors to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia that these cities and the surrounding communities are no-drone zones from Sept. 22 through Sept. 27. The FAA has flight restrictions [Read More]

FLIR’s New Thermal Camera: A Boon for a Range of Drone Operators

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Written by Betsy Lillian on September 17, 2015

From solar panel to utility to infrastructure inspections, the FLIR Vue Pro provides a simple way to add thermal imaging to a myriad of small unmanned aircraft system applications.

Ohio-Based Theiss Aviation Becomes Theiss UAV Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 17, 2015

Theiss Aviation Inc., an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions company based in Salem, Ohio, has been acquired by Lauren International, a vertically integrated manufacturing company in Philadelphia, Ohio. Theiss, renamed Theiss UAV Solutions LLC under Lauren, will now have access [Read More]

AMA: FAA ‘Close Call’ Drone Report is More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2015

The Academy of Model Aeronautics has taken a closer look at the agency’s recently reported data concerning reports of drone activity near manned aircraft in the U.S.

UAVs for Wind Turbine Inspections to be a $6B Market by 2024: Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2015

Cumulative global revenue for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sales and inspection services for wind turbines is expected to reach nearly $6 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. To inspect the blades of the more than [Read More]

NAR Testifies on UAS before House Judiciary Subcommittee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2015

Chris Polychron, president of the National Association of Realtors, recently testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet at a hearing entitled “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Commercial Applications and Public Policy Implications.” NAR testified on [Read More]

Texas UAS Test Site Center Hosting Public Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 11, 2015

An upcoming meeting hosted by the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will share details about opportunities for innovation and research with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The meeting, held on Friday, Sept. 25, from [Read More]

Yuneec Announces First Drone of the Tornado Series

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 11, 2015

Yuneec International has launched the Tornado H920 hexacopter and the CGO4 professional gimbal camera. The Tornado H920, the first release from the company’s Tornado series of drones, features an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber frame, retractable landing gear and folding arms. The [Read More]

500below Launches as Peer-to-Peer Support Network for Drone Operators

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 11, 2015

500below LLC has commenced operations as a peer-to-peer network of drone owners supporting other drone owners. “Demand for drones is huge, but consumer support is awful, and new drone aviators are extremely frustrated,” says Bill Kimberlin, company founder and CEO. [Read More]