Arkansas high school to start drones program


BEEBE, Ark. (AP) — Beebe will be bringing drones to school this fall. The school district will offer a drones class after ninth- and 10th-grade Principal Mike Tarkington got the idea for starting one while watching an episode of “60 Minutes” about them…

Unmanned K-MAX Returns from Deployment


After a nearly three-year deployment, the K-MAX cargo UAS returned from deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps. K-MAX helped reduce the number of convoys on the ground and delivered more than 4.5 million pounds of supplies to troops.

Drone embedded LIDAR technology on OnyxStar FOX-C8-HD


Light Detection and Ranging (more commonly called LIDAR) is a laser-based remote sensing technology. It is widely used in the domain of geographical information system (GIS) for surveying and mapping natural resources and infrastructures. LIDAR is well known in the domain…

Philippines:- CAAP regulates the use of drones


— Elizabeth Marcelo/DVM, GMA News The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently issued a memorandum regulating the operation of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones. Under the CAAP’s Memorandum Circular No. 21 series of 2014 dated June…

Protecting Endangered Species with UAS


The second largest land mammal on earth, the majestic white rhino is under siege by poachers looking to make big money selling its highly coveted tusks, which in many parts of Asia are thought to contain almost magical medicinal properties.…

Video-seeking drone ordered out of fire area


PLYMOUTH, Calif. — Cal Fire confirmed Sunday evening that a drone being flown over the Sand Fire nearly caused air-attack operations to be stopped because of the potential danger to firefighting planes. The unidentified person flying the drone was apparently trying to…

Flight Tech receives African contract.


Flight Tech company has been contracted for supplying Horus FT-100 Mini-UAV and associated logistics support to a country in Africa. The first units will be delivered by the second half 2014, with the possibility for new orders in 2015. The…

There’s No Flying in Drone School


By JACK NICAS and ANDREA GALLO Welcome to drone school. Please don’t fly any drones. Capitalizing on an anticipated boom in the unmanned-aircraft industry, several U.S. universities and colleges are launching training programs for future drone pilots. The problem: the Federal Aviation Administration…

NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US


Teke Wiggin The nation’s largest real estate brokerage is warning agents who work out of more than 200 offices in the northeastern U.S. not to commission drone photography from vendors until the Federal Aviation Administration issues “clearly defined rules” governing the…