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Aerialtronics announces new CEO Jeremy Wigmore

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In line with the rapid developments of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Aerialtronics have restructured their management team in order to keep pace with this growth and keep ahead of “new” players entering the market. Lucas van Oostrum now focuses his time…

Drone flying takes off as a popular hobby

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Herding sheep and filming AFL training sessions is all in a day’s work for Ryan Hamlet, project manager at hobby drone online retailer I-Drone. The AFL team wanted to see aerial footage of its training session, Hamlet says. ‘‘People also…

Experts back proposed CASA move on RPAs

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by Jordan Chong There is a solid basis for Australia’s aviation regulator proposing those operating remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) weighing less than two kilograms under specific conditions will not require a licence, experts say. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) says…

CalUAS and Tetracam team to produce agricultural drones.

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California Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CalUAS), a Ridgecrest, CA based leading unmanned aerospace firm, is teaming with Tetracam, maker of advanced multi-spectral imaging systems, to produce drones optimized to detect crop threats, improve crop management and maximize crop yield. The Monarch™,…