How Drones Are Already Being Used to Help Save People

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 Pete Marovich / Bloomberg via Getty Images file A lifeguard-controlled drone scours for sharks at Seal Beach in Southern California. In Germany, a drone brings a defibrillator to a man on a golf course having a heart attack. And during the floods in Texas this year, drones served up flotation devices to stranded people. While […]

Drone Sales Expected to Spike This Christmas

WJTV News Jackson Mississippi features Hinds Community College Unmanned Aircraft Systems training program. By Beth Alexander Published: November 19, 2015, 6:13 pm Updated: November 20, 2015, 8:25 am Drones come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. This year, the Consumer Technology Association expects more than 400,000 to be sold. CTA Chief Economist Shawn […]

MSU ASSURE Alliance has a new Associate Director

By: Jim Gaines Staff Writer editor@starkvilledailynews.com Friday, November 20, 2015 STARKVILLE, MS Stephen “Lux” Luxion, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has been named associate director of the Alliance for System Safety of Unmanned Aerial Systems through Research Excellence center, according to a Mississippi State University news release. The ASSURE center is based at MSU, but […]

Drone Makers Seek Traffic Control

NASA-backed software could orchestrate urban skies by Michael Belfiore Bezos Testing Drones in Canada on FAA Frustrations The commercial use of drones remains mostly illegal in the U.S. All the same, businesses are moving ahead with ways to profit from the small helicopters, with some assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration. In February the FAA, […]

Drone operator fined after posting flight videos on YouTube

An Australian man has been fined for breaking aviation safety regulations while flying his drone, but while he wasn’t caught in the act, the man was busted after posting videos of the flights to YouTube. by Claire Reilly   An Australian man has been fined for breaking aviation regulations whilst flying his drone, after authorities […]

Attorney says FAA UAS law enforcement guidelines off target

Patrick C. Miller The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s guidelines for law enforcement to assist in identifying those flying unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in an unsafe manner or in violation of its regulations might create more problems than they solve. James Mackler, a criminal defense attorney with expertise in UAS law, said he believes law enforcement […]

Got a drone over the holidays? Be careful before flying it for a business purpose

Author: DARRELL CLAY CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Darrell Clay is a partner with Cleveland-basedWalter | Haverfield, where his practice focuses on aviation law, complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and airplane owner. The holidays were good to you. So good, in fact, that you found yourself the lucky recipient […]