Author Archive for Patrick Egan

Podcast:- Super Drones by R2D2 creator

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Episode 86- This episode’s guest is Professor Tony Dyson, robot tech and creator of the world’s most famous robot, R2D2. We get some technical insights about working on the Star Wars franchise as well as hear about his new projects…

The Enforcer

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Have we plateaued at a new level of absurdity (maybe 10-3), with the police now acting as the enforcement arm for the FAA? Some suggest that this amounts to a huge an unfunded mandate and is apparently another misstep in…

No FAA UAS Regulation In 2014

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I often hear, why don’t you tell anyone about this stuff or, it is just too fantastic and obscure for folks to believe. I do, I write about it and disseminate it here at the sUAS News. Major media outlets…

Drone Sightings, Near Misses And The FAA

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Since the FAA has publically stated that there is a “dramatic rise” in “drone sightings and near misses” should the NTSB be concerned that there is a burgeoning safety issue? Therefore, may we suggest that starting now, all “drone sightings”…

Wynne Named President and CEO of AUVSI

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Arlington, VA — Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on 12 Jan., 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a…

SFAR 107 Whispers From D.C.

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Looks like an interagency 107 meeting was held in D.C. Here is the reading of the tea leaves No Class A or B 500 AGL Under 55lbs Private Pilot Ground School (Knowledge test) Some sort of certificate N # Look…