Drones tested to prevent ocean drownings

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by By Wayne K. RoustanSun Sentinel Drone or drown? Seems like an obvious choice and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue has been conducting a feasibility study to see if these daring young flying machines can shave precious seconds off rescue response times.…

Firefighting planes grounded again due to drone

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by AP REDDING – Authorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires in Northern California after a drone flew too close to the scene. The Forest Service said the plane fighting the…

Researchers Test Avoidance Technology in Unmanned Aircraft

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by Unmanned aircraft researchers associated with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership of Virginia Tech and Rutgers University recently tested new technology designed to prevent collisions with other aircraft. The flights from Cape May County Airport in New Jersey involved a fixed-wing aircraft that stayed within…

Drones help real estate sales soar

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by by Eric Apalategui Jesse Dill recently brought in a crew of amateur actors to play volleyball, toss a Frisbee around and enjoy a barbecue on a $1.2 million property he was selling for a client. While the actors had a…

Could This Become the First Mars Airplane?

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by Jay Levine, X-Press editor NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center When an aircraft makes its first flight on Mars in the 2020s, a NASA Armstrong innovation may have made it possible. A prototype of the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to…

Drone Maker AeroVironment Revenue Climbs

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by By CASSANDRA JARAMILLO Drone maker AeroVironment Inc. saw revenue rise sharply, buoyed by increased sales of its unmanned aircrafts, though profit declined as the company boosted its spending in research and development. Shares of AeroVironment rose 3.9% to $27.10…