Final Report Black Hawk Drone Collision

Final Report Black Hawk Drone Collision

NTSB Aviation Incident Final Report Black Hawk Drone Collision The owner of the DJI Phantom 4 that collided Sept. 21 with a U.S. Army UH–60M Black Hawk helicopter that was on security patrol over New York Harbor told federal investigators he had lost sight of his quadcopter minutes before the collision, had attempted to activate the automatic return-to-home function without success, and was surprised to learn it had collided with […]

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Vigilant Aerospace Closes Investment Round with The Flying Object

Vigilant Aerospace Closes Investment Round with The Flying Object

Vigilant Aerospace has announced a new investment from Kluz Ventures, through its commercial drone and robotics fund The Flying Object. The Flying Object (TFO) makes investments into US and international unmanned aerial systems technology and service companies that are leading the industry. Vigilant Aerospace’s product, FlightHorizon, provides individual unmanned aircraft pilots, autopilots and airspace managers with a complete situational awareness and detect-and-avoid system, integrating data from aviation transponders, airborne and […]

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NEC and CrowdOptic launch mobility-based facial recognition for smart city security

NEC and CrowdOptic launch mobility-based facial recognition for smart city security

NEC Australia, a leading ICT solutions and services company, has entered a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley vision analytics firm, CrowdOptic, to bring next generation security to smart cities. NEC Australia and CrowdOptic are jointly introducing a ground-breaking intelligent live video streaming security system enabled by real-time analysis of footage captured from fixed cameras and mobile camera sensors in body cams, smartphones, and drones. This marks a significant improvement on […]

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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to Pursue Federal Aviation Administration Drone Integration Pilot Program Designation

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to Pursue Federal Aviation Administration Drone Integration Pilot Program Designation

the great seal of the choctaw nation DURANT, Okla. (December 12, 2017) – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has submitted a declaration of intent to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to seek an FAA Drone Integration Pilot Program designation as a tribal government. The designation would permit the Choctaw Nation to participate in an initiative unveiled in October 2017 by President Trump, who directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. […]

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Learn The Rules Of The Sky

Learn The Rules Of The Sky

Before You Fly Your New Drone, Learn The Rules Of The Sky Predictions about the number of drones that will be given as gifts this holiday season have “taken off.” But veteran aviation attorney Mark A. Dombroff, an Alexandria-based shareholder in national law firm LeClairRyan, urges budding drone pilots to learn the rules of the sky. In a Dec. 13 post for LeClairRyan’s “ Plane-ly Speaking ” blog, Dombroff writes […]

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