CNN Gets FAA Clearance to Test Drones

Cable news net hopes to help define drone journalism rules Deborah D. McAdams WASHINGTON and ATLANTA—CNN said federal regulators have cleared it to test newsgathering with drones. According to the cable news network, it entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles—colloquially known as “drones”—into […]

3D Robotics’ CEO weighs in on the future of drones

  Twenty minutes with 3D Robotics’ Chris Anderson just wasn’t enough. After all, before he basically built one of the country’s biggest drone makers, he served as editor-in-chief of the storied Wired Magazine (an… unorthodox career leap to say the least). In our wide-ranging conversation, Anderson explored the route that led him from journalism to […]

The Enforcer

Have we plateaued at a new level of absurdity (maybe 10-3), with the police now acting as the enforcement arm for the FAA? Some suggest that this amounts to a huge an unfunded mandate and is apparently another misstep in a folly conga line. The authorization of deadly force in Attachment A. What has this […]

First responders learn how drones can save lives

SARAH HOFIUS HALL Flying overhead, a drone often can see what a firefighter cannot. On Saturday, volunteer firefighters and rescue personnel from 10 departments learned how the technology can help save lives. The free educational seminar was held at Marywood University by DARTdrones, which won the regional TecBridge Business Planning Competition last year. The flight […]

Alabama Drone Task Force sends proposals to Governor

Potential benefits due to agriculture, law enforcement and education were discussed. Continue reading: http://www.dothanfirst.com/story/d/story/drone-proposals-sent-to-governor/26012/Luuj0q9HzEm1Ow4Runw4MQ

How drone research is driving global technology

Drone research at LJMU is branching out into new areas including working with Google Maps and Google Earth engines and introducing a ‘Civic Drones programme’ for the business community.  This has led to this establishment of the LJMU Drones Research Laboratory and interdisciplinary work between the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, the General Engineering […]

BREAKING: First Ag Drone Company Garners FAA Approval

By: Matthew J. Grassi | January 7, 2015 Kansas farmer Robert Blair, the author of the popular TheUnmannedFarmer blog. (TheUnmannedFarmer.blogspot.com) has alerted us that Empire Unmanned, an outfit made up of Star, ID-based Advanced Aviation Solutions (ADAVSO), Empire Airlines (Hayden, ID) and Blair himself, has received an FAA Section 333 Exemption to fly commercial UAV […]

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 […]