Wisconsin News Station Gets Own Drone Dubbed ‘SKYFOX’


WLUK-TV FOX 11, a news station out of Green Bay, Wis., has added its own “SKYFOX” unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for gathering aerial news coverage.

According to FOX 11’s own report, which features a DJI Inspire model, the station has two UAS pilots certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Fox 11 is a station of U.S. telecommunications company Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has federal authorization for commercial drone flights and has long been working to advance UAS in newsgathering.

The company, along with other news media groups, works with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech (one of the six FAA UAS test sites) to research testing of UAS for newsgathering. Most recently, Sinclair joined fellow stakeholders in UAS industry to educate members of Congress and their staff on the use of the technology.

FOX 11 says it joins five other Sinclair news stations with their own drones. The FOX 11 drone pilots received three days of drone safety training from Virginia Tech.

On its Facebook page, the station features some newly captured aerial photos via the SKYFOX.

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