Australasia

Drone delivers maps pay-off

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A team of Northland surveyors is taking aerial mapping to a whole new level using the latest technology. Beasley and Burgess Surveyors, based in Whangarei, are the first surveyors in Northland to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known…

Drones set for commercial take-off

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By Mark Corcoran Hundreds of small commercially operated drones could soon take to Australian skies under a radical new set of rules proposed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Melbourne this week. Under a new weight class system, prospective…

HELImetrex and QuestUAV team up

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HELImetrex (Australia) and QuestUAV (UK) are proud to announce a forthcoming relationship to provide QuestUAV’s new range of fixed wing sUAV products in Australia.  HELImetrex are a long established company supplying UAV Aerial surveys and was the first UAV operator…

Triathlete injured in drone incident

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ELLE FARCIC AND IAN CUTLER The West Australian UPDATE: Civil Aviation Safety Authority is investigating the drone incident at yesterday’s Endure Batavia Triathlon. An experienced triathlete was injured yesterday when an aerial drone crashed to the ground during the Endure Batavia Triathlon in…

Drones to the rescue

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Drones could soon be used to help find people missing in remote parts of the country. Search and Rescue members from around the top of the South Island met in the Molesworth Station at the weekend for a LandSAR exercise.…