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Los Angeles Fire Department Uses Drones For First Time

The pictures paint Los Angeles as a hellscape, a land of glowing red fire-fronts racing across hills, whipped along by screaming winds. Plumes of dense gray smoke fill the skies. Ash particles rain down, miles from the blaze. As of Friday afternoon, Southern California was battling blazes in Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FAA Urges Small Drone Pilots To Wear Vests

 

Seeking to boost “public awareness” of legal small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) operations, the U.S. FAA is urging sUAS pilots to wear reflective safety vests when flying their aircraft. “By taking this simple action, sUAS [pilots] can demonstrate that they are accepting responsibility for the activity and that they are intending to operate in […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FAA Small Drone Registry To Be Reinstated

The FAA’s authority to compel owners of small drones to register them is about to be reinstated, thanks to a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed Congress last week and is awaiting the President’s signature. Specifically, the provision enables the FAA to reinstate the registration requirement for unmanned aircraft weighing […]

By |November 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Statement About DJI’s Cyber Security and Privacy Practices

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Recent news and blog coverage of DJI has raised a number of key questions about DJI’s practices regarding cyber security and privacy. We recognize that there are several reasonable concerns brought up about DJI’s record in this space, so we’d like to set the record straight on the current state of DJI’s security […]

By |November 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Price Your Drone Services

Drone Service Providers Weigh in On Determining Price Points
Courtesy of DroneDeploy
By all accounts, the commercial drone industry is booming. When Part 107 licensing became available in August of 2016, the FAA certified 12,000 remote pilots in the first three weeks alone. By the time the year came to a close, this number had reached 23,000, […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FAA Announces New No Drone Zones Over Monuments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FAA has made a list of national monuments and historic sites off limits to drones within 400 feet of the lateral boundaries, citing concerns by the Department of the Interior (DOI.)  The FAA says that it will consider adding more sites to the list of 10 published yesterday as other federal agencies request […]

By |September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drones Deliver Storm Response

In the aftermath of two major hurricanes, drones were deployed in unprecedented numbers to search for victims, assess critical infrastructure, and support live television coverage. Successful deployments cemented a perception of drones as tools for public benefit.

Not long after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys and moved north, bringing torrential rain, damaging winds, and […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Places to Fly During the Solar Eclipse

The first total eclipse in 38 years will take place on August 21st, and drone operators are getting ready.  While the eclipse offers a unique opportunity for some beautiful images, it’s important that the drone community fly safely and in accordance with federal and local regulations.  To help all of the operators who plan […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

7 Common Questions About Drones in Agriculture

Source- Dronelife
As we head into July, growers across the Northern Hemisphere are busy monitoring the growth of their crops, applying nutrients, fertilizers and pesticides, and beginning to estimate their yields for the season. More and more of them are using drones to help them gather information — and when we talk to these growers, there are […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DUU Announces New UAS/Drone Structure Inspector Certification

Drone University USA (DUU) and Strategic Response Partners (SRP) announce the launch of multiple certification training’s specifically tailored for the fast growing, aerial roof measurement and building inspection market. This lucrative industry replaces the need for humans to reach hard to access inspection areas, greatly reducing risk exposure and cost while increasing speed, precision […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments