Teens to study use of drones in new A-level

Teens to study use of drones in new A-level

Teenagers are set to study the use of drones for the first time in a new Environmental Science A-level. Students will also learn how DNA is used to combat the multi-billion pound illegal timber trade, AQA, the exam board in charge of the new qualification, said. The new A-level will see pupils studying issues like global climate change, marine wildlife conservation, future mineral supplies, future energy supplies (wind, solar and […]

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Elios UAV is now even safer thanks to DJI

Elios UAV is now even safer thanks to DJI

The Elios is an interesting- looking structure already, with a unique enclosure that protects the drone itself and allows it to head through more intricate structures such as power plant boilers with ease. It is designed specifically for those areas in mind, with Lightbridge 2 allowing for minute navigation and imaging to tie it all together. Elios operators are sent a live view to the mobile device of their choice […]

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Lucas man’s hobby turns into soaring occupation

Lucas man’s hobby turns into soaring occupation

Article Source: GARY DEMUTH via Salina Journal Photo Credit: TOM DORSEY / Salina Journal LUCAS — Justin Ammon’s lifelong hobby of flying remote-controlled airplanes has now become a soaring business. The Lucas resident’s company, Flight Systems International, is in a defunct Ford dealership that was a fixture in this small western Kansas town for 85 years. Inside the refurbished and reconfigured 6,500 square foot space, Ammon and his team designs […]

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4 things to know about the FAA drone rules

4 things to know about the FAA drone rules

The rules for commercial drone usage released last week by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) left some unanswered questions on the table. We discussed some of these with Thomas Gemmell, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and the co-leader of the drone team at the law firm Husch Blackwell in Chicago. The rules , which concern unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and flying no more than […]

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Drone inspects New Mexico river dam

Drone inspects New Mexico river dam

Bob Martin Pilot-Reporter KRQE TV TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM (KRQE) – No one says the 100-year old Elephant Butte Reservoir Dam is in any danger. But it is the first Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) dam in America to try out drone technology for some of its safety inspections. “So when there’s new technology out there, we will take our structures within Reclamation, we will apply those under a research type […]

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