Illinois drone task force is made up mostly of cops

Illinois drone task force is made up mostly of cops

by By Kelsey D. Atherton When it comes to drone law, some opinions are more equal than others. A bill sitting on the Illinois Governor’s desk would create an “Unmanned Aerial System Oversight Task Force”, with 22 set-aside seats for representatives from different groups who might reasonably have opinions on drone use. So long as the public is included, it’s a good idea, but there’s something strange about the list: […]

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Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade

Woman knocked out by drone at Seattle Pride parade

Something like this was bound to happen with the mass market of drones to people not having safety in mind. A woman was knocked unconscious by a small drone at Seattle’s Pride parade on Sunday. Police say she was in the crowd near 4th Avenue and Madison when the drone crashed into a nearby building and fell onto the woman. Her boyfriend caught her as she crumpled to the ground. […]

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Good call as T-Mobile take delivery of first drone from Aerialtronics

Good call as T-Mobile take delivery of first drone from Aerialtronics

by Jeffrey Leentjes, network specialist, explains why safety comes first when inspecting 5,000 antenna masts in The Netherlands Telecoms companies can save time and significant operation costs when inspecting mobile communication towers with drones, according to Jeffrey Leentjes, network specialist at T-Mobile. T-Mobile, who took delivery of the Altura Zenith UAV system this week, tested it near the Galgenwaard football stadium in Utrecht and discovered inspections that can take up […]

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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

by The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron . The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the […]

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