First-person drone racing descends upon Wembley Stadium

First-person drone racing descends upon Wembley Stadium

90,000-capacity venue is a nearly perfect arena for the emerging sport of FPV. Yesterday evening, April 13, a swarm of drones descended upon Wembley Stadium in London. The pilots, who controlled their drones using first-person-view (FPV) headsets, were challenged with slaloms through the players’ tunnel, bank turns around the corner flags, and barrel rolls above the royal box. Organised by EE, chip maker Qualcomm, and the European Rotor Sports Association […]

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Drone owners can check in to area airports

Drone owners can check in to area airports

Airport Operations Specialist Joe Clemente (of Egg Harbor City) uses the AirMap Airspace Management Program at the Cape May County Airport in Rio Grande. The Drone Locator System requires drone operators to file a flight plan. Monday April 18 2016. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto) The Cape May Airport in Lower Township and the Millville Airport will partner with AirMap, an airspace information company, to monitor drones […]

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Sentera Transforms INSPIRE Drone into Affordable Precision Scouting Tool

Sentera Transforms INSPIRE Drone into Affordable Precision Scouting Tool

Commercial Drone Quickly Captures Precise NDVI Crop Health Data Minneapolis, MN: Sentera, LLC, a software, sensor, and drone company is making precise crop health and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data affordable to every grower. Sentera developed the capability to transform new or existing DJI INSPIRE™ drones into precision agriculture scouting tools while retaining full functionality of the INSPIRE’s 360° camera. The NDVI Upgrade seamlessly integrates Sentera’s proven Single Sensor […]

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Dollars for drone safety

Dollars for drone safety

Venture capital fuels AirMap projects Ben Marcus, entrepreneur and pilot of both manned and unmanned aircraft, is working hard to make sure that the expansion of commercial drone operation likely to follow finalization of FAA rules does not arrive without technology in place to keep everyone safely separated. “We’re building a very robust team,” Marcus said of his Santa Monica, California, company AirMap , which introduced an online map for […]

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Fanshawe preps pilots as drone regs fly

Fanshawe preps pilots as drone regs fly

With the federal government set to end the Wild West days for drone enthusiasts, Fanshawe College is stepping in to help pilots of the unmanned aircrafts comply with the new regulations. “It is definitely not a fad and they are getting more and more complex,” said Steve Patterson, chair of the school of aviation technology at the London community college. “The world is changing.” People with no flight knowledge or […]

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Wedding photographers in Texas use drones for unique images

Wedding photographers in Texas use drones for unique images

In this photo taken Saturday, April 2, 2016, from left, Lauren Elander, Morgan Mobley, Shannon Smith, Amy Stark, Ellie Herring, and Nicole Enas pose for drone footage by drone videographer and photographer Coleman Jennings before Taylor Jolly and Amy Stark’s wedding at the Ranch House Chapel & Lodge in Montgomery, Texas. As weddings become ever more elaborate and staged, couples increasingly are demanding Hollywood-style special effects for that one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping […]

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