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Firms set drone flight plans

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By Bridget Vis The forecast for local businesses tied to hobbyist or commercial drones? It’s taking off, although uncertainty pegged to pending Federal Aviation Administration rules makes it an unchartered area to do business. Here’s a look at five Southeast Michigan companies focused…

Spanish UAS test centre opens

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The president of Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, has inaugurated today the Atlas Flight Test Centre, Spain’s first facility exclusively devoted to testing technologies and light unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the the Europe’s first centre specifically designed to research…

Victorian mine drone in near miss with crop duster

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An unmanned aerial vehicle surveying a mine owned by Iluka Resources came close to colliding with a crop duster late last year, Australia’s air safety investigator revealed. The incident, which the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) rated as serious, saw the…

No, Marijuana Drones Are Not Coming Soon

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By Alex Brown It was the sort of only-in-California headline that was just plausible enough to be true: “Medical Marijuana Delivered by Flying Drones.” But flying drones aren’t about to deliver anything—let alone marijuana. “We are not delivering medical marijuana,” confirmed…