Flyability announces a new certification and training program

Flyability announces a new certification and training program

flyability training Lausanne, Switzerland, October 17th, 2017 – Flyability Ltd announces a new certification program meant to provide Elios owners with a way to assess the skills of their pilots versus mission requirements, and to give to the multitude of pilots, recognition for their skills at flying Elios. Flying a collision resilient drone such as the Elios, in confined spaces, is not alike flying any other drone. It is a […]

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Guernsey, Drone destroyed and £1500 fine for operator

Guernsey, Drone destroyed and £1500 fine for operator

agille hanger Dane Wicks (27) had a flyaway in Guernsey that left him out of pocket and without a drone. Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France. Mr Wicks pleaded guilty yesterday to using a surveillance drone within 150 metres of a congested area on 21st May 2017. That congested area was Guernsey Airport, and within 50 metres of a structure not under […]

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DJI Opens Its First Drone Arena In Japan

DJI Opens Its First Drone Arena In Japan

DJI Arena By JDRONE Tokyo (8) DJI, the world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, will open its first Japan DJI Arena in Tokyo, “DJI Arena By JDRONE Tokyo,” on Saturday, October 21. The 5,759-square-foot arena will not only consist of a flying area, but also feature a retail store and offer technical support. The Tokyo DJI Arena will be managed and operated by Authorized Dealer Japan Circuit […]

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Drones Develop Better Yielding Wheat Varieties

Drones Develop Better Yielding Wheat Varieties

Drones Develop Better Yielding Wheat Varieties at Kansas State For the past three years, Jesse Poland, an associate professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University , and a team of researchers have worked in five countries to stay on top of wheat improvement and the most promising technology to help … drones. “Field seasons in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are offset from the field seasons here in Kansas,” said […]

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Drone Blasted With Whale Breath

Drone Blasted With Whale Breath

Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Drone Blasted With Whale Breath – Don’t Worry It’s For A Good Cause If you were a humpback whale, chances are that you wouldn’t like having someone following along above you in a motorboat, holding a petri dish out on a pole over your blowhole. That’s traditionally how researchers ascertain what types of bacteria are normally present in a whale’s exhaled breath, though. Now, […]

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Integrating Drone Technology into Your Business Is Easier Than You Think

Integrating Drone Technology into Your Business Is Easier Than You Think

phantom below The benefit that drones have for a multitude of different industries is overwhelmingly apparent to the technology-minded employees of a company, but negative connotations associated with terminology – and a lack of understanding from industrial decision makers – is holding back realisation of the full potential of this disruptive technology. Ranging from search and rescue units, emergency services, inspections and surveying companies, and media and sport coverage outlets, […]

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Project Wing delivers real stuff in Australian real locations

Project Wing delivers real stuff in Australian real locations

Wing Machine Project Wing (X’s drone delivery project), are testing their drone delivery technology with households in south-eastern Australia. For the first time anywhere, they have made drone deliveries directly to the yards of testers (deliveries for their last pilot took place in an open field at Virginia Tech ). And starting this week, testers will be able to use the Project Wing app to purchase goods from our Australian […]

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Statement by Minister of Transport about a drone incident with a passenger aircraft in Quebec City

Statement by Minister of Transport about a drone incident with a passenger aircraft in Quebec City

skyjet beech The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today made the following statement about a drone incident in Quebec City: “On October 12, 2017, a Skyjet flight was struck by a drone while inbound to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City. This is the first time a drone has hit a commercial aircraft in Canada and I am extremely relieved that the aircraft only sustained minor damage and […]

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Skyrocket’s Sky Viper Drones Fly Into The Holiday Season With New Sky Viper V2450 GPS Drone

Skyrocket’s Sky Viper Drones Fly Into The Holiday Season With New Sky Viper V2450 GPS Drone

SkyViper with Ardupilot As the number one seller of toy drones YTD August 2017*, according to NPD, Skyrocket LLC launched its new edition, the Sky Viper V2450 GPS Streaming Video Drone. Featuring a return-to-home button as well as a built-in GPS, the Sky Viper GPS Drone outperforms every drone in its class. The newest drone in Skyrocket’s Sky Viper family is made with best-in-class ArduPilot firmware and utilizes positional awareness […]

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UAS are everywhere, and it takes all types of technology to defeat them

UAS are everywhere, and it takes all types of technology to defeat them

The drone buzzed over U.S. ground troops in southern Syria. It was big, about the size of a Predator, and it was armed. Without warning, it fired. The munition “hit dirt,” a Pentagon spokesman later told reporters , and a U.S. aircraft shot the UAV down. But the incident, along with a similar shootdown two weeks later , are just recent examples of the threat drones pose to U.S. and […]

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