The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued just under 1,000 Certificates of Waiver (COW) to UAS 107 operators as of June 12th, 2017. By far, the largest total of COW’s granted have been for FAR 107.29- Daylight Operation or the ability to operate at night. The good news is the FAA has begun issuing […]
Drone University USA was honored to join the FAA, NASA, FEMA and first responders from around the country in the Bay Area recently for the first annual UAS/Drone Fire Services Symposium hosted by the Menlo Park Fire District (MPFD). MPFD has been implementing its program over the past 3 years and […]
Miriam McNabb is the CEO of JobForDrones, an online marketplace for commercial drone operators and customers.
In my role as a contributing editor at DRONELIFE, I get a lot of exposure to what drone customers need. At the recent AUVSI Xponential Conference in Dallas, I presented a session about getting more customers for your drone business: […]
Drone University USA (DUU) has been approved by the Veterans Benefits Administration for full tuition funding of all DUU certification courses. “The Veterans Administration has recognized the high quality of DUU’s training certifications and we are excited to finally be able to offer all of our courses to veterans who have served our country. […]
Kittyhawk (kittyhawk.io) announces Flight Deck: a new feature that brings in-flight controls and functionality in real time to the Kittyhawk platform. Every day, thousands of pilots rely on Kittyhawk for everything from pre-flight planning and checklists to post-flight logging and intelligence. Kittyhawk’s Flight Deck removes the need for switching between apps during an operation, […]
Sentera announced the release of its Multispectral Double 4K Sensor, offering five precise spectral bands: blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared (NIR). This sensor enables users to collect visual band imagery as well as vegetation indices based upon the addition of NIR or Red Edge, including normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and normalized […]
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. But drone operators still need FAA authorization to fly in those areas. Read more…
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Hasselblad, the leader in high-quality professional medium format cameras, Tuesday marked the start of the next era of aerial photography by introducing the first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform.
The DJI M600 Pro drone, the Ronin-MX gimbal and the Hasselblad H6D-100c camera combine […]
If you’re involved with a large-scale drone operation, you’ve likely encountered frustrations dealing with lithium-polymer batteries. Battery logistics are a common challenge for companies scaling up drone programs, and they represent a considerable hidden cost of growing a fleet. Besides the purchase cost of each individual battery, you also have to account for storage, […]
So your DJI Mavic has just arrived. Congratulations. So what do you need to know straight out of the box? Read more…