Cal Poly-built drone places 2nd in international competition

BY NICK WILSON  November 24, 2014 Cal Poly’s student team tasked with designing and building a drone for a recent international competition in Montreal had a moment of pure exhilaration upon completing their mission last week — especially since they had to overcome a devastating mishap a few hours earlier.  This video is the […]

Get a degree in drones: earn $100,000 a year

By Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch  Young Americans used to want to be pilots — or astronauts. But considering the number of courses popping up in universities to train students for the next generation of unmanned planes, many now want to fly drones. Drones have gotten a bad rap in recent times in the wake of criticism […]

Sinclair sees UAS payoff in future jobs

By Barrie Barber Staff Writer DAYTON — Sinclair Community College has invested millions of dollars in southwest Ohio’s unmanned aerial systems industry in advance of an anticipated job boom. The downtown Dayton college has become a key part of a regional strategy to train a UAS-ready workforce. “It’s a major element in our overall strategy,” […]

Farmers wait for regulations while eyeing drones

Posted by Courtney Ann Jackson – bio | email – Jackson, MS Canton soybean farmer Danny Murphy has embraced technology. That includes GPS guidance for his tractors and instant readings when he’s harvesting. Now, he’s hearing about the benefits of an extra set of eyes, in the form of a drone. “A quick look at […]

Professors Oppose U.S. Curb on Commercial Drone Use

They Argue That the Tight Limits Stunt Scientific Advancement A group of U.S. professors in disciplines ranging from atmospheric sciences to archeology joined the backlash against the government’s tight limits on the commercial use of drones, saying the policy is stunting scientific advancement and research potential. In an open letter submitted to the Federal Aviation […]

There’s No Flying in Drone School

Pilot-Training Programs Stay Grounded Due to FAA Rules Welcome to drone school. Please don’t fly any drones. A quadcopter lifted off at the University of Missouri last year—before the school got a letter from the FAA saying it violated agency policy. MCT/Zuma Press Capitalizing on an anticipated boom in the unmanned-aircraft industry, several U.S. universities and […]

Scholars Say No to FAA’s Model Aircraft Regulati

By David Schneider Last week, a group of researchers, teachers, and administrators from 16 institutions of higher learning including Harvard, Duke, and Stanford, registered their objections to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s recent “Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft.” They did that by submitting, with the assistance of counsel, a 13-page letter in […]

Drones at home? Hinds Community College signs drone partnership with Camp Shelby

A partnership between Camp Shelby and Hinds Community College adds perks for both in their unmanned aerial vehicle programs. Mississippi is gunning to be a leader in the drone world. / Therese Apel, The Clarion-Ledger