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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The FAA Won’t Release Drone Regulations Until 2017, Which Is Absurd and a Problem

By Lily Hay Newman Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images It feels like just yesterday that I was writing about Amazon’s impatience with the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone regulatory process. Oh right, that’s becuase it was yesterday. Today there’s bad news for Amazon and all the other companies and individuals that are waiting for the agency’s […]

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,” […]

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 http://archive.clarionledger.com/VideoNetwork/3114366261001/Drones-at-home-Hinds-Community-College-signs-drone-partnership-with-Camp-Shelby