Mass. hopes drone industry takes flight here

Mass. hopes drone industry takes flight here

With states such as North Dakota scrambling to become the Silicon Valley of unmanned aircraft, the state wants to make sure it’s a major player in the industry When Stuart Rudolph wanted to build software to help companies manage fleets of drones, he found plenty of engineering talent in the Boston area. But when it came time to set up headquarters for his startup, SmartC2 Inc., Rudolph chose . . […]

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Rules of the Sky Test Proposed for Drone Users

Rules of the Sky Test Proposed for Drone Users

All U.S. drone operators would for the first time have to prove they understand aviation regulations under broad legislation introduced Wednesday in the Senate. A bill setting policy for the Federal Aviation Administration includes several new drone provisions, including a requirement for unmanned fliers to pass an online test, according to summaries of the legislation released by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The measure is one of several […]

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How To Be A Pro Drone Racer

How To Be A Pro Drone Racer

Take a look inside team Rotor Riot’s quest for the World Drone Prix. Competing at top drone racing tournaments takes teamwork, practice, tinkering skills, a taste for speed and a knack for virtual reality. But according to Steele Davis and his Rotor Riot team, fervor for the lightness of being and commitment to fun are the real secrets to being a successful drone racer. A relaxed, open mind makes for […]

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Transport Canada wants drones to watch Arctic waters

Transport Canada wants drones to watch Arctic waters

Transport Canada wants drones to watch Arctic waters A civilian department is joining Canada’s military in shopping for pilotless aerial drones to keep an eye on everything from errant icebergs to foreign fishers in rapidly opening Arctic waters. The department is calling for tenders to supply at least one such aircraft to help look for environmental problems, keep tabs on shifting sea ice and boost Canadian sovereignty over northern waters. […]

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From Wright Brothers to commercial drones

From Wright Brothers to commercial drones

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Wright Brothers made North Carolina first in flight and now the Triangle area is leading the way in making the state first in a new kind of flight – commercial drone flight. Drone flight for commercial use is an infant industry but it’s on the cusp of exploding. Having started as a drone hobbyist, Travis Jack soon saw the potential of using drones for commercial […]

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