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Colorado Drone Mystery

  Police are no closer to finding out why a swarm of drones keeps allegedly appearing over Colorado and Nebraska despite ramped-up efforts, leading some pundits to question if the mystery is even real. The hubbub took flight over Christmas when Colorado residents and police reported at least 17 fixed-wing drones traveling in what appeared to be […]

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FAA Announces Requirements for Drone Remote ID

  On Jan 1st, 2020 the FAA released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Remote identification of drones. For now this only effects our Southern neighbors but it is the first indication of what we can expect in the coming years. As law are created and adopted by the FAA Transport Canada usually […]

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Lockheed Martin looking to create UTM

  The ability to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) significantly improves their effectiveness and potential. The increased range of BVLOS operations requires real-time airspace situational awareness for the UAV pilot and support crew to ensure safe, repeatable operations. Canadian UAVs and Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems have signed […]

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The drone that knows where to go

  A drone capable of flying independently of an operator has cruised beneath the treetops of a Rotorua pine forest along a flight path it had mapped itself in what is thought to be a world first. The use of drones to capture data like photographs and video from the air is common, but it […]

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The Merging of Manned and Unmanned Aviation

  Whether you’re flying a manned or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the laws of physics are the same, and most, if not all, risks are also the same. Falling from the sky is not a unique feature of a drone, nor is it the exclusive domain of aircraft manned by expert, FAA-certified pilots. Everything […]

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Drone pilot fined $20,000 after fly-away

Drone pilot Reuben Burciaga was fined $20,000 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after his fly-away DJI Phantom 3 drone landed right next to an active runway at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The drone incident took place in June of 2018 when Burciaga wanted to take an aerial photo of a Ferris wheel. Early on during the flight, he […]

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Ice And Drones: The Future Of Wind Energy

Parts of the world with incredible wind energy potential have long been inaccessible to wind farms. But with the completion of the first offshore wind farm built to withstand ice-prone conditions, the industry has clearly evolved. When it comes to cold-weather climates, wind farm designers face a variety of […] Click here to view original […]

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Canadian Drone Laws 2019

WWFC Associate Manager, Sarah Spry talks about the new Canadian drone laws that came into affect this year. Watch the video for details! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjMkh5al93w

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How are drones being used for pipeline inspections?

Drone operators in sectors that range from agriculture to construction have quantified the difference this technology can make to the bottom line, yet the benefits of the technology are especially apparent in large-scale infrastructure projects with high regulatory burdens and high consequences if something goes wrong. Examples of these […] Click here to view original […]

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4 Ways Drones are Being Used in Maritime and Offshore Services

Predictions about the billions of dollars that drone technology represents are as pervasive as they are extreme. Drone industry experts are currently tracking over 75 firms that offer drone market reports or forecasts of some type, all of which offer various opinions and numbers around what sort of an […] Click here to view original […]

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