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SkyRanger Used in Police Search for Missing University Student

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Aeryon Labs Inc. announced today that the Aeryon SkyRanger small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) has been deployed to aid in the search for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham. The Albemarle County Police Department was granted an emergency Certificate of Authorization (COA) by…

All I want for Christmas is a drone

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By Jennifer Booton The retail world is coming upon its most lucrative time of the year: the holiday season. But move aside Disney Frozen Elsa dolls, you have a competitor. For the first time, drones are among the top four…

Drone at KU football game raises concerns

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By Scott Rothschild A Kansas University official says the school is taking seriously an incident Saturday in which an unauthorized drone flew around Memorial Stadium right before the Texas-KU football game. “We don’t want those things over a crowd,” said Chris…

Drone Delivery: By The Numbers

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What do medicine, batteries, and forgotten anniversary gifts have in common?  They are the most likely items consumers will want delivered by drone once that service is available.  At least, that’s the verdict from the consumers I surveyed in August…

Balloon Fiesta bans drones

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By Susan Montoya Bryan / Associated Press Hundreds of hot air balloons fill the sky just as the sun rises over the mountains bordering the city’s eastern edge. In the opposite direction, the view is just as awesome, with the wave…

Turning little drone parts into big Reno jobs

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When drone-makers arrive in Nevada, they’ll need parts. Reno-area factories hope to make them. “We want a piece of those jobs,” said Jeff Englehart of Nevada Industry Excellence. “We want it to happen here.” He spoke Thursday at session devoted…

USAA Requests FAA Approval to Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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USAA has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to research how unmanned aircraft systems could be used to help improve how quickly it settles insurance claims for its members during natural disasters. Specifically, USAA is seeking FAA exemption from Section 333 of the FAA Moderation and…

Missing woman search embroiled in drone fight

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By Justin Peligri CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) —Charlottesville, Virginia, residents could see one of the region’s biggest political footballs flying overhead this week: a drone. The use of an unmanned aircraft was approved Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration to help…