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FPV drones are regularly used for racing or freestyling, but some pilots film with mini quads because of their unique ability to fly through tight spaces. Compared to consumer drones, like what DJI offers, mini quads lack a 3-axis gimbal, so it takes more skill to shoot a usable scene. To see just how unique ...
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Village of Pleasant Prairie is taking a step into the future by training first responders and public works employees to use a drone to make their jobs a little easier. Officials hope a new drone will help departments like police and fire respond to different situations, ...

Eberly said drone pilots need to be aware of the consequences of eagle interaction. “We're not anti-drone,” he said. “There's just a lack of knowledge about how a drone impacts an eagle.” While eagles have been reportedly trained to attack and take down drones in other countries, Eberly said an eagle that ...
Jennifer Malandra has eight years' active service in the Navy and a Naval Academy education. Grant Keaton separated from the Air Force two weeks ago after nine years of active service and four years studying at the Air Force Academy. Both are in search of civilian jobs in the highly competitive tech ...
The argument over Section 336 – and whether or not recreational drone operators should be subject to new FAA regulations – continues. Ranking Member DeFazio of Oregon has proposed an amendment to Section 336 of the Federal Code. The amendment would force recreational drone operators to ...
HAMMOND — State police on April 17 charged Jesse R. Bender, 40, of 313 Lake St., and on March 23 charged April L. Price, 36, same address, each with felony third-degree criminal mischief and misdemeanor third-degree assault. Troopers charge at 5 p.m. on March 22 at a residence on Lake Street, Mr.

Apple Inc. doesn't want you flying drones over its campus — which means the days of those sweet drone videos of the iPhone maker's spaceship-like headquarters may be over. Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield, who has been producing videos about twice a month that give aerial-tour updates of the progress of ...
When Brent Garlington decided to launch his drone while on a beach vacation, the North Carolina man never dreamed he would find a piece of Civil War history. The Fayetteville native captured unique footage while filming via UAV over the Lockwood Folly Inlet between Oak Island and Holden Beach last ...
The 1-inch, 20-megapixel RGB camera captures sharp aerial images across a range of light conditions, allowing senseFly fixed-wing drone operators to produce detailed, vivid orthomosaics and ultra-accurate 3D digital surface models. senseFly S.O.D.A. is compatible with most senseFly fixed-wing ...
In addition, the unnamed pilot flew the drone beyond the line of sight, as he was outside the stadium when he sent his remotely controlled copter skyward. As in the U.S., drone pilots have to be able to see their flying machine at all times when it's in the air. It's not known if Sheeran noticed the drone as he ...
A drone pilot from Brisbane was handed a hefty $1,050 fine for flying a drone over an Ed Sheeran concert Wednesday, March 21. In doing so the drone operator broke several drone regulations, such as flying the drone at night, in a populated area, within 100 feet of people and beyond line-of-sight.
San Antonio, TX/March 30, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Investment Realty Co. L.C., a commercial real estate firm specializing in investment property, would like to announce they have an FAA certified drone pilot employed by their company. After taking over all marketing duties, Michael Johnson, marketing manager for ...
We've previously reported on irresponsible drone pilots dumping anti-media leaflets onto football fields during games, as well as extremely dangerous near-misses with airplanes and their engines. The financial penalties and legal repercussions might seem high for those who appreciate a bit of mischief, ...
A Russian drone pilot has flown a custom drone to the edge of space. He caught the whole thing on camera. For a bunch of reasons, drone pilots in most countries around the world are subjected to limits on how high they can fly. The most obvious reason for this limit – usually around 400ft – is to lessen the ...
Seph's Sweets is the dominant feature in Evan Spies' drone photograph taken from about 150 feet high and 250 feet away from launch. (Evan Spies). Pioneer PressStaff report. Elmwood Park's Circle Parkway is distinct enough that it makes an impression from the ground. To be truly appreciated, though, you need ...
Drone pilots are being reminded to follow the rules, after a drone was blamed as the likely cause of a light aircraft crash at Waihi. Broadcaster Rod Vaughan says a drone probably collided with the plane he was flying on Wednesday, forcing him into an emergency landing. The Civil Aviation Authority says ...
Ambitious Chinese express operator SF Express has pipped Alibaba and JD in the race to gain China's first domestic drone operator licence – and it is set to collaborate with African drone specialist Astral in Kenya. Announcing the news, China's largest courier hailed the civil aviation authority (CAAC) ...

Drone operators will save time and either save or make money when LAANC is live in their area. Today, many businesses are ... If drone pilots need to access controlled airspace for an area that does not offer LAANC, they will need to go through the manual authorization process. Keep in mind that there is ...
Jiangxi Fengyu Shuntu Technology Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China's largest privately owned logistics service provider, SF Express, has received the first drone operator license in the country, The Paper reported. The trial license, granted by the East China Regional Administration of the Civil Aviation ...
FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a drone captures videos and still images of an apartment building in Philadelphia. Federal aviation officials say so many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses, they wonder if there will eventually be millions of drones crowding the nation's ...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan's House has passed a bill holding drone operators criminally liable for any mischief wreaked by the unmanned aerial vehicles. Lawmakers voted Thursday on a five-bill bundle of regulations that includes a provision calling for punishment of crimes committed via drones.
What was the process of entering the policing sector as a drone operator like? In March 2017, sergeant Ed Delderfield of Lincolnshire Police embarked upon the project to deliver operational UAV's for the Lincolnshire Police Force. Following an evaluation period the DJI Inspire 1 was chosen as this offered ...
When it comes to hiring a drone operator, there is no shortage of work-for-hire subcontractors in Canada. Given the level of skill, technology and ... However, businesses should be careful not to misclassify drone operators that are actually employees as independent contractors. While this is unlikely to be a ...
drone operator Security issues when it comes to data gathered by a drone have made headlines of late, and there's a good reason for that. With many of the hardware and software platforms on the market for UAS, operations are headed toward a standardized system of uploading the data on the Internet ...
YouTuber Denis Koryakin uploaded a video showing a custom-made mini quad ascend to a height of about 10.2 km or 33,464.57 feet. To put that in perspective, Mount Everest is 29,029 feet and commercial planes cruise within 39,000 feet. Unlike in the United States were UAVs are limited to a height of ...
Hangar Technology offers a Robotics-as-a-System, this is a software platform that enables, for instance, construction companies to specify a drone mission to create aerial footage of a specific building. An authorized drone pilot can 'claim' that mission and launch his drone. Using Hangar's software the ...
Drone pilot license test prep-training will begin on March 28 at Southeast Missouri State University. The 18-hour course will provide the training needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aeronautical knowledge test and receive a remote pilot certificate, according to the university.
The rapid increase in the use of unmanned vehicles has created a demand for the U.S. Navy to find talented drone operators. Typically, the Navy has assigned aviators to operate drones, but this has taken away from their traditional aviation assignments, according to an article from Warren Duffie of Office of ...
Brandon Declet, Measure Aero CEO weighs in on drone production as a way to boost the economy. The number of commercial drones and their users is expected to quadruple in the next four years, another positive sign for the ever-growing industry. Continue Reading Below. Data published by the Federal ...
Flying a drone at a construction site for 3D Mapping and BIM Verification isn't always a simple endeavor. There are numerous legal and logistical requirements that need attention before a drone operation can take place, which sometimes aren't favorable at all. How can one work around it and still get the ...
By Ritvik Nesargi From a very young age, I have been fascinated by flight and how machines are designed in order to lift payloads into the sky. So, for my thirdyear project, I decided to build a drone controlled by an Arduino — an open-source platform that allows users to create interactive electronic devices.
But 4K images and video are just the beginning: There are many other activities that you —yes, even you, amateur drone pilot— can get involved in to show ... Here's an eco-friendly movement that has joined forces with drone pilots: Wildlife conservation organizations are turning toward drones to help them ...
Boulder City, Nevada is looking to make some extra money and have turned their eyes on recreational and commercial drone pilots. In an effort to shore up the city's budget, they are now proposing to charge $25 per day for recreational drone flying and $100 per day for commercial drone flying.
Drone pilots find penguin super colony in Antarctica. By Stony Brook University | March 13, 2018. A penguin type common on parts of Antarctica was thought to be on decline until researchers flow overhead a hard to reach portion of the island with a drone. PHOTO: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY · Using a quadcopter ...
NASA successfully executed TCL 3 flight tests for the UTM program last week. That's a complex sentence due to the acronyms: simplified, NASA's testing of drone traffic management systems has progressed to the next level. Here's what that really means for drone operators. Unmanned Traffic Management ...
The second is a data sharing and digital communication conduit that allows drone operators to quickly request air traffic control authorization to fly in a specific area and to receive ... Drone pilots are immediately notified via real-time traffic alerts by an AirMap app when they cross a geofence area.
Samsung has patented a drone that can be controlled with your eyes, according to Construction Equipment. The drone comprises a flying display device similar to a smartphone screen and a main control unit, which is comparable to how today's drones are controlled. The device's integrated display ...
Researchers at the Duke Marine Lab believe having an eye in the sky will help them keep an eye on the ground. The Department of Defense recently gave more than $900,000 to fund a program that allows Duke Marine Lab to use drones for their work, which includes how our coastlines change and other projects.
Air New Zealand says it will fully support any moves made by authorities against drone operators to ensure the safety of their aircraft and passengers. Captain David Morgan called Tuesday's drone incident "reckless behaviour" that put the safety of the traveling public at risk. He said the use of drones in ...
The commercial market for drone operators is expanding, and that's good news for the industry. Insurance, construction, inspections and security firms are all increasing their adoption of drone technology. But the pool of licensed drone operators is expanding too – and that can make it difficult to stand out ...
Securus Technologies, a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for public safety, law enforcement, investigations, corrections and government payment services announced active pilot programs using drone detection technology to combat the threats in prisons and jails from drone devices.
Sophomore technical and business communications students at Navarro College-Midlothian have become drone pilots as part of the course requirements for his class. Students in Dr. Steve Thompson's course are conducting research on the technical side as to how the drone is able to fly and what current ...
Rogersville firefighters climb the ladder of their aerial truck to rescue a man who climbed a tree at Crockett Springs Park to retrieve a drone that had become stuck in the tree. Photo Courtesy of Lee Sexton. RFD. The RFD's aerial truck was positioned in the parking lot of Crockett Springs Park to rescue a ...
“I like to say that the first day belonged to the news helicopters, but the next 45 days of the story belonged to the drones,” proclaimed Doug Evans, a reporter, anchor, meteorologist, and now, drone pilot. It was WAGA-TV, a Fox owned-and-operated TV station in Atlanta, Georgia, that started the initiative to ...
The lack of understanding is supported by the recent FAA ASSURE study that pointed out the importance of education and safety regulation for drones and drone pilots. It was also painfully made clear when the drone pilot who flew his Phantom 4 into an Army helicopter over Staten Island showed only a ...
Last year, an FAA committee suggested using an online database to identify and track drone and drone operators. DJI argued against this ... reduce their flight time. As an alternative, DJI came up with Aeroscope, a system that allows you to tap into the communication between the drone and drone operator.
The agitated officer was probably not a fan of the ultimate result: A warning letter arrived a week later and prompted Slentz to go get a drone pilots license. That is the only enforcement action the FAA has taken against unregulated commercial-drone pilots in more than a year and a half since the rules ...
A drone pilot appears to have flown an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into the path of a passenger jet. Video of the incident first appeared in a Facebook group ... Drone pilots and enthusiasts quickly shared and condemned the video outside the group. Richard Gilmore, a YouTube user who routinely posts ...
Ely Aviation, one of Cambridgeshire's leading commercial drone operators, has launched a new roof inspection service which has the potential to save roofing contractors hours of work and lots of ... Ely Aviation is a commercial drone operator specialising in aerial-survey, 3D mapping and inspection work.
A new sensor called RF-300 was released by Dedrone, that automatically locates drones and their pilots. The current ubiquity of drones makes for a very hard to control environment and airspace. The new RF-300 adds situational awareness for organizations to determine the nature and severity of threats ...


 

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