During countless hours of field experiments in a variety of different weather conditions, the Meteomatics Meteodrones have reliably collected valuable meteorological measurement data. The company, located in St. Gallen, has now carried out the worldwide first successful examinations on icing of Mini-UAVs and thereby taken a major step to the realization of flight operations in…
Delivery drones have been proposed for all sorts of purposes – pizza, soccer shoes and prescription drugs. But a new UAV project in India may literally save lives by speedily delivering vital organs for transplant. According to the Times of India, the nation’s National Programme for Micro Air Vehicles is working on pilot project in […]
At DRONELIFE, we field a lot of questions from readers who are interested in Part 107 and current federal drone regulations. While some readers are just fascinated hobbyists or political junkies, others are anxiously waiting to open their doors as a drone business legally. If the terms “Part 107” “Small UAS Rule” or even “FAA […]
Drone University USA and Strategic Response Partners recently put their Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Training Course into action with the taping of a mock high rise fire and building evacuation in downtown Tampa, FL. Working with Massey Disaster Planning and the Tampa Fire Department over 2 full days, the DUU/SRP team captured footage from the…
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China’s first homemade long-range unmanned aerial vehicle for emergency material transport has made its maiden flight successfully in the Xixian New Area of north China’s Shaanxi province. Local news website sxdaily.com reports that the drone can carry 15 kilos of payload as far as 80 kilometers in distance and drop material on a target accurately.…
In the spirit of supporting wounded veterans and testing area golfers’ skills, OhWowGolf LLC, a drone, film and production company of Colorado Springs, Colorado decided to develop a fundraiser as golfers try to hit targets that are hanging from a drone. Sound intriguing? Fox News thought so and featured this story about them. Dave […]
We had the opportunity to connect this week with Kian Salehizadeh, Senior Analyst and Manager of the Drone Index at Reality Shares. Reality Shares is an ETF issuer and index provider based in San Diego California and has created the first DRONE STOCK INDEX. How many companies are in the index and how do you […]
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Diversified Communications has published a free report, “Putting UAVs to Work in Construction.” UAVs are well positioned to make a significant impact on construction projects of all types and sizes. Their ability to quickly, safely and efficiently gather key info is something that various professionals have realized, and many are taking advantage of the brand […]
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Guest post by Alan Perlman, UAVCoach — First, a quick regulatory primer from our friends over at AUVSI: Since Sept. 2014, the FAA began awarding grants of exemption to companies looking to use unmanned aircraft systems to support their business. This process, allowed by Section 333 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act, is currently […]
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With Chinese and American domination of the consumer drone market, it’s easy to forget that there are major competitors in Europe too. One of those is Parrot, and the French company has been trying to wrestle a portion of the consumer sector with its latest drone, the Bebop 2. This weekend, the Bebop 2 made […]