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 […]

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 […]

The drones are coming but who’ll provide flight control?

  Network World|Dec 13, 2014 2:51 PM PT Drones are on the verge of becoming everyday service vehicles that will shuttle small items and eventually large ones between warehouses, retailers, and consumers as well as monitor traffic and agricultural operations, deliver pizza, survey building sites, execute search and rescue, …  the list of possible uses […]

European Commission Finds Existing Technology Neutral Regulations Adequate For Drone Privacy

Gregory S. McNeal Contributor The European Commission published a comprehensive report evaluating the privacy impact of drones (referred to in the report as RPAS or remotely piloted aircraft systems), finding that Europe’s existing regulatory framework is adequate to address the emergent technology. The 378 page report found that the current European and Member State regulatory […]

Big Brother Is Already Watching

By Eric Sfiligoj | October 31, 2014 It’s funny what people object to sometimes. When unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) first started getting attention in the agricultural world, I remember several critics decrying their potential use on the grounds that they could be used in underhanded ways to spy on folks. “Drones (using the military term […]

North Carolina high school uses drone to live-stream football game

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A small white object hovered high above the Green Hope field in Cary, N.C. The four propellers looked too delicate to power the device, which fought rain and wind to maintain its position 100 feet above two rival football teams. The game between Green Hope and Middle Creek (Apex, N.C.) was more than just a […]

Wishlist Report: Drones Rank Number Four

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By Menchie Mendoza, Tech Times | October 4, 10:21 AM For the first time, drones are among the top autofill responses on Google. That’s judging from the number of times users have completed the phrase “I want to buy” with the word “drone.” Other responses, which form the top three, reveal the regular favorites such […]

Drone Video Records Throngs of Hong Kong Protesters

OCT 2, 2014 09:03 AM ET // BY TRACY STAEDTER For five days, tens of thousands of demonstrators have come out into the streets of Hong Kong as part of Occupy Central. The protesters are there to oppose China’s decision to limit the candidates for the city’s next election, which takes place in 2017. The […]

FAA Should OK Small Commercial UAV Flights, Group Says

Association for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems International supports Yamaha’s exemption request on FAA’s UAS commercial flight regulations By Janell Thomas A trade group representing the unmanned aerial vehicle industry this week said Yamaha’s request to commercially use UAV systems prior to the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of a final rule on the issue should be […]