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Betsy Lillian

Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian has been the editor of Unmanned Aerial Online since 2014. She also serves as an associate editor of sister publications North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.
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DJI Proposes Drone Traffic Management Method, Stresses No ‘Orwellian Model’

DJI has outlined a new regulatory approach for managing and monitoring unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic. The company believes existing technology and local communication...

Gov. Terry McAuliffe Demos Unmanned Systems in Three Domains

Today, during a technology demonstration at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MARUAS) Airfield at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe operated...

NSF Awards Grant to Minnesota Schools for UAS, Geospatial Education

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) division has awarded a grant of $599,997 to Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) in...

New Partnership Allows Insurers to Check out Historical Weather Data Before UAV Flight

Betterview, a provider of software and services for capturing and analyzing data from drones, has partnered with Understory Inc., a weather network and analytics...
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New York Officials Send UAS Team to Hurricane-Devastated Puerto Rico

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., and a delegation of administration officials departed this morning for Puerto Rico to deliver emergency supplies, help the community...

SeekOps, Straight Up Imaging Join Forces for Drone-Based Methane Detection

SeekOps Inc., a Pasadena, Calif.-based start-up, has launched a new service for gas-emissions inspections using a miniature gas sensor on a drone platform.The company...
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Airbus Aerial Tries Out Drone, Satellite Combo for Utility Inspections

Airbus Aerial, Airbus' newly launched division for commercial aerial services, recently partnered with utility Southern Co. to conduct a demonstration of power line inspections...

Aero Drone Announces Full-Immersion UAS Academy This Fall

Aero Drone Corp. has announced the schedule for two Academy Professional Series classes this fall. The courses will provide emerging drone professionals with six...
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UAS Successfully Locates Missing Student in Virginia

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has brought another happy ending in a search-and-rescue (SAR) mission: The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia says it...
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Virginia Tech: How Much Injury Can a Drone Crash Cause? It Depends

At the beginning of this year, Virginia Tech, a longtime unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) researcher and home to one of the federal drone test...

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