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Sanborn’s Commercial UAS Pilots Ready for Action

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 29, 2015

Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Sanborn Map Company Inc. says several of its pilots have completed extensive unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and now are qualified to perform commercial flights with the firm’s UAS. Earlier in 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) [Read More]

NYC Drone Film Festival: Five Tips for Movie Creation with a Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 28, 2015

“Drones are the most important cinematic tool since the tripod,” according to Randy Slavin, founder and director of The New York City Drone Film Festival.

CTA Announces Policymakers, Regulators for CES 2016 Sessions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 28, 2015

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), has announced 27 international, federal, state and local government officials who will speak at CES 2016, taking place Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. Among the policymakers delivering remarks or [Read More]

Site Maintenance Needed After 45K UAS Operators Register With FAA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2015

Citing performance issues reported by a small number of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) registrants, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the process of performing site maintenance and temporarily suspending the Web-based registration service during overnight hours. The FAA says [Read More]

Broadcast UAV Falls Behind Skier During Race in Italy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2015

During a Dec. 22 slalom race at the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that had been filming the event fell and narrowly missed a competing skier. According [Read More]

Pro-Cam Rentals Offers SHOTOVER U1 Drone in New Aerial Division

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2015

Pro-Cam Rentals, a supplier of telescopic camera cranes and remote systems, has launched a new aerial division to supply the broadcast and motion picture industry with the recently released SHOTOVER U1 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The SHOTOVER U1 accommodates cinema-quality [Read More]

ROTOR FX Introduces

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2015

Having developed the platform for a year-and-a-half, ROTOR FX LLC, a veteran-owned, privately held company based at the Van Nuys airport in California, has launched According to the company, Drone-Classifieds provides a free platform for individuals, new developers and [Read More]

European Aviation Safety Agency Sets Guidance for Risk-Based UAV Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2015

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published what it calls a “technical opinion” on the safe use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Europe’s civil airspace. According to EASA, the technical opinion sets the direction to be followed for [Read More]

Finnish Company Comes to Drone-Rich Grand Forks, N.D.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2015

Sharper Shape Inc., a supplier of drone-based infrastructure and utility asset management solutions, has opened its North American technical and operations center at the University of North Dakota’s (UND) Center for Innovation in Grand Forks. Sharper Shape says its new [Read More]

UAS Registration Kicks Off; AMA Tells Members to Wait

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Web-based registration system for small, recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) went live yesterday, but the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is advising its members not to register just yet. In a blog, AMA says its [Read More]