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Eagle-Eye Drone Service successfully conducts Search & Recovery in shallow water using DSM!

February 27, 2017 - 6:12am
Eagle-Eye Drone Service has achieved success in identifying submerged cultural artefacts underwater using mapping software. This is huge for the SAR industry to help minimise time in man-hours spent looking for a submerged body and documenting shallow water accident crime scenes. One of the co-owners of Eagle Eye Drone Service is a member of the […]

Transpower to conduct New Zealand’s first ‘beyond line of sight’ drone flight

February 27, 2017 - 5:38am
Transpower today announced it will conduct New Zealand’s first ‘beyond line of sight’ flight using a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS or drone). Transpower will be the only NZ organisation to have undertaken this type of flight. This week, a drone will be used to conduct aerial inspections of transmission lines and towers in the […]

Web UI Engineer at Hivemapper

February 27, 2017 - 4:08am
HivemapperWe are looking for an experienced Web UI Engineer to join our team of 8 engineers at Hivemapper. We have a growing web application, a large part of which is our 3D map viewer, called Flight View. Beyond fluency in Javascript, CSS, and HTML, experience working on large web applications (as opposed to web pages) […]

Skylogic Research Adds More Commercial Drone Market Experts for Increased Coverage and Analysis

February 26, 2017 - 10:35pm
skylogicSkylogic Research, LLC  ( today announced that Christopher Korody and Will Tompkinson will join the Drone Analyst® network of Contributor / Advisors.  Each are specialized commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry experts and allow Skylogic Research to scale its market analysis to meet the growing demand of industry insights. “We are very excited to have […]

DJI Matrice 200 series truly professional inspection drones.

February 26, 2017 - 11:01am
Matrice 200In the Matrice 200, DJI has finally addressed their professional series of multirotors biggest issue. They can now look up. The reason all the world’s professional inspection companies until now used other aircraft. A pretty handy looking quad, if I could afford one, I would have one! I don’t think I will get that past […]

Short Courses in Aviation Law, Safety, Accident Investigation, UAS and More Offered by Embry-Riddle Professional Programs

February 26, 2017 - 9:08am
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently hosted the 2016 U.S. Aviation Law Seminar at the Daytona Beach, Florida Campus.  This short-course was part of the new Aviation Law Diploma, a collaborative program between Embry-Riddle and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and featured leading authorities from academia and industry with subject matter expertise in airline passenger protection […]

Lynx FarScight – Avalon AirShow 2017 Launch

February 24, 2017 - 12:45pm
Lynx FarScightScientificAerospace are proudly launching their Lynx FarScight at Avalon Airshow on the 3rd of March 2017. Lynx FarScight is ScientificAerospace’s next generation, long endurance, high precision surveying solution. Capable of flying missions in excess of 2.5 hours and performing direct georeferencing of the photo locations with centimetre accuracy, employing ScientificAerospace’s proprietary PPK GNSS correction software 4Precision. For […]

Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations for UAS Authorised – A Canadian Milestone

February 24, 2017 - 7:56am
CanadianUnmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce a milestone in Canadian aviation history, with the commencement on 24 February 2017 of regular Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flights in civil airspace. Ventus Geospatial of Lethbridge/Calgary, Alberta is the first company to meet the stringent criteria required to fly a […]

Use the LostMyDrone app to help recover your missing drone with help from the community

February 24, 2017 - 7:48am
LostMyDroneAIS (Arctic Innovative Solutions) have now released a new drone app called LostMyDrone , where users can post theire lost drone in the app and hopfully by doing this it can be found at the earliest stage. Each year disappears drones around the world due to interference, pilot mistake or equipment failure. Many drones can […]

In defense of desktop: why desktop is essential for drone mapping in agriculture

February 24, 2017 - 3:13am
desktopIf you want an NDVI map while you’re still in the field, cut out a potentially long upload to the cloud and start processing directly in Pix4Dag desktop. Part 1: How quickly can you go from landing to processing? With a predicted population jump to 9 billion by 2050, and therefore a corresponding 70% increase in […]

Achieving Widespread Drone Usage in Agriculture

February 23, 2017 - 10:48pm
agricultureAgriculture once seemed to be the most promising industry for drones to disrupt, but slow adoption has forced many drone companies to look elsewhere for faster returns. While drones have so far not made extensive headway onto farms, it is clear to me that they perfectly complement the precision agriculture technology that is steadily taking […]

UAS4RS conference 2017

February 23, 2017 - 8:56pm
We are taking the leap to move beyond pretty pictures to use drones as our workhorses for collecting real data and providing real information. We’d like to invite you to share your thoughts and experiences at the UAS4RS 2017 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing) Conference to be held at the Hobart Function and Convention […]

Drone America UAV, delivers emergency supplies with thirty nine mile flight in Nevada

February 23, 2017 - 11:42am
Drone AmericaThe Nevada Drone Industry set a new long-distance record for aerial package delivery flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) under beyond line of sight conditions.  The backdrop was an urban environment set among the scenic area of Walker Lake with the Nevada-headquartered Drone America flight team flying more than 39 miles to deliver a […]

DRI unmanned cloud-seeding Savant realizes beyond visual line of sight

February 23, 2017 - 11:29am
SavantNevada’s unmanned cloud-seeding research team today realised another fundamental capability in its effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under Nevada UAS Test Sites Certificate of Authorization (COA) and led by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) flight operations node, the Drone America Savant unmanned aircraft reached an […]

FAA Releases Updated Drone Sighting Reports

February 23, 2017 - 11:18am
drone sightingThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential drone sighting with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly called “drones”. The latest data cover February through September 2016. Reports of possible drone sightings to FAA air traffic facilities continued to increase during FY 2016. […]

TeraRanger Tower for Drone Anti-Collision

February 23, 2017 - 7:16am
TeraRangerSensor and sensing solutions company, Terabee, has released a new video showing how their alternative to traditional rotating LiDAR scanners, the TeraRanger Tower, can be used to perform drone collision avoidance against a wall. Based on APM 3.5, they’ve written drivers allowing the TeraRanger Tower to feed data to the autopilots’ object avoidance code-base. Terabee […]

AirMap and senseFly partner to advance safety for commercial drones

February 23, 2017 - 5:03am
AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, and senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of mapping drones, today announced that they have partnered to deliver AirMap’s airspace services to senseFly’s eBee fixed wing drones and albris quadcopter. AirMap’s airspace platform services will be directly integrated into senseFly’s eMotion flight and data management software, […]

AirMap Secures $26 Million to Accelerate Global Adoption of Airspace Management Platform for Drones

February 23, 2017 - 4:54am
airmapAirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, today announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, and existing investors General Catalyst and Lux Capital. The new investment brings AirMap’s total funding to […]

“Want to be a better drone operator? A drone licence is crucial” says UAVAir

February 23, 2017 - 2:42am
uavairUAVAir, the UK’s leading drone training academy is clarifying the importance of gaining a CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approved drone licence, in light of recent calls for new suggestions of improving drone safety in British airspace. Although the current regulations in place prohibit pilots from flying in congested areas and near airports, drones operating in […]

NBAA Accepts USI’s Online UAS Course for Professional Development Program and Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program

February 22, 2017 - 11:26am
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has approved the Unmanned Safety Institute’s (USI) online “Small UAS Ground School” for participation in the NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP), effective January 12, 2017.  The course meets PDP Objectives: Operations Ops7 and Ops9 and course participants will receive 6 points for CAM Application 4 points for CAM Recertification. […]