French mail service La Poste tests drone

GeoPost, the express subsidiary of La Poste, is experimenting with drones. The unmanned helicopters are able to deliver a 4-kilogram package up to 20 kilometers away. In a video it’s shown how a postal worker attaches the package to a small drone, which then drops it at the recipient’s home and flies off, back to […]

Aviation club helps new pilots learn ins, outs of UAVs

  Members of the Bartow County Model Aviation (BCMA) braved a cold, rainy Saturday to help novice drone pilots learn how to safely maneuver their new aircraft. The aviation club took part in the national Drone for the Holidays program by inviting pilots who needed to learn more about flying their drones to its field […]

Drone film of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

by news Happy new year to all our supporters – we look forward to a busy year ahead and hope that we will be bringing you exciting news of progress in the near future. This short video shows the drama of ships and dockyards, captured beautifully by an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone which did the filming […]

Illinois Farm Bureau adopts resolution supporting UAV use on the farm

Now this is a common sense approach. Resolution 135 to be presented at the 2015 national convention. 135. TRANSPORTATION–UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS We support: 1. The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for commercial purposes (i.e., agricultural, forestry, and other natural resource use). 2. Working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to review the legal and […]

No fad: Consumer drones will become a $1B global sector by 2018, economist says

BY TODD BISHOP A consumer drone capturing dramatic images of a fire in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. LAS VEGAS — If the recent holiday season seemed like a big one for drones, brace yourself, because it’s just the beginning. The global market for drones will climb to at least $1 billion by 2018, according to the latest […]

Brookings Fire Department to being using new drone to survey emergency situations

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROOKINGS, South Dakota — A fire department in eastern South Dakota has gone high-tech with a new custom-built drone. The unmanned aircraft will provide Brookings firefighters a panoramic view of structure fires, wildfires and gas leaks. The F450 quadcopter can even be used to search areas in missing person cases or to […]

FAA close on long-awaited drone rules, but key decisions likely to come from Congress

Associated Press WASHINGTON –  The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress. Federal Aviation Administration officials have said they want to release proposed rules before the end of this […]

The Three-Dimensional City: How Drones Will Impact the Future Urban Landscape

by Evan Rawn  Hawkins\Brown’s ‘Romance of the Sky’ proposal for the site of Heathrow Airport features drones – but does the urban design of the proposal accommodate the role of drones in the urban sphere?. Image © Factory Fifteen Many have come to associate drones with the looming unmanned aircraft deployed in the defense industry, but […]

FAA authorizes drone use for mosquito control in the Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District plans to use two drones to search for standing water in remote spots. The Key West Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/1rFHePw ) that it’s the first time the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized drones for mosquito control in the U.S. The district’s executive director, Michael Doyle, says […]