Surf Lifesaving UAV wins innovation award

by Simon Chester Two students from University of Wollongong have won an innovation award for using a quadcopter UAV to quickly deliver a floatation device to a distressed swimmer. The UAV, designed by Nicolas Roach and Leo Stevens, uses magnets to carry a floatation device out to sea, releasing it via a remote switch operated […]

UAS pilot reflects on lessons learned from Texas search

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By Patrick C. Miller | September 18, 2014 Although the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the search for a missing Texas woman failed to locate her, UAS pilot Gene Robinson believes much was learned from the experience. The Plano, Texas, Police Department began searching for Christina Morris, 23, on Sept. 2 after […]

FAA gives permission for drone to join search for woman who vanished in Plano

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By Wendy Hundley Texas EquuSearch has gotten permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start using a drone to assist in the search for a missing Fort Worth woman. Use of the unmanned aircraft can start at 8 a.m. Thursday, said Tim Miller, founder and director of the Houston-based search-and-recovery team. The group joined the search […]

RCMP use drone to find family lost in the woods

HALIFAX – RCMP say a drone was used to help locate a family that got lost in the woods. On Saturday at 4:30 p.m., two adults and their 17-month-old child entered the woods off the Highway 107 extension. The Dartmouth family got lost and called police around 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Linda Gray with Halifax District RCMP […]