Category: Europe

Record breaking hoverboard flight 2.2km!


Last Friday we had quite a brave attempt at manned multirotor flight now today a turbine powered 2.2km manned flight record has been set.   Zapta racing succeeded in their attempt at the weekend. Their previous video garnered millions of views, and “Fly Man” flew again at attempt Sausset Les Pins on April 30th. The…

Look it’s Friday, quite insane hover bike

Colin Furze Hover Bike

What could possibly go wrong! Great down the pub discussion topic for a Friday night drone building fans.I can see lots of folks copying this and coming a cropper. Colin Furze is a much braver man than me. Why does it remind me of this

Heathrow plane strike not a drone


From the not really coming as a surprise dept. Such a pity the original report came almost perfectly timed to coincided with an FAA UAS meeting and debates in congress. The idea that is was in fact a plastic bag was widely reported last week has spawned many memes on the Book of Face. British…

UAVONIC opt for AscTec


UAVONIC is pleased to announce recent kit expansion. Our new Falcon 8 UAV from Ascending Technologies will help us provide you with better and safer services. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle safety is a hot topic in recent news and the Falcon 8 with its triple redundancy autopilot system Trinity, standing on top in UAV Industry. The…

The PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL starts in Germany – International Drone Film Festival with grand final in Italy November 2016


The french car manufacturer PEUGEOT launches in Germany a drone film festival with european destinations. Together with the german branch of DJI INNOVATIONS and the Tuscany Resort CASTELFALFI the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 will honor the best drones films in four categories. Three best contributions of each category will be invited to europe for…

UK:- Resource Group Launches New RPQ-S Online


Resource Group says its new online version of the Remote Pilot Qualification-small, the RPQ-s Online, is the quickest, easiest route to gaining permissions for aerial work (PFAW) for drone operators to work commercially. The company says it recognised the need for a more efficient training product in the market and to meet this need, have…

New map simplifies drone flying in the UK and helps keep our skies safe


Altitude Angel ( released an update today for its free online Drone Safety Map which helps drone operators fly their drone safely. The update now includes UK “no-fly zones” as well as details of over 18,000,000 ground hazards – such as schools, hospitals and power infrastructure – access to weather data and help interpreting drone…

Osprey Provides Support to UK CAA UAS Programme


Osprey was recently appointed to support the UK CAA Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Programme to develop a baseline position on Small UAS regulations. National and international regulatory bodies face an enormous challenge just to keep pace with the rapid evolution of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) operations; at the same time they must steer UAS regulatory…

NATEP Grant Awarded to AIE for Next Generation UAV Rotary Engines


Lichfield, Staffordshire: Midlands-based specialist engineers, AIE (UK) Ltd have once again seen the rewards for their culture of innovation by securing a recent grant to develop a rotary propulsion unit for maritime surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The grant, awarded from the National Aerospace Technology Programme (NATEP) will be used by AIE to spearhead a…

Drone Service Company Sharper Shape Closes $3.25 Million in Funding From Australia and Europe


Sharper Shape will accelerate its drone service development and customer acquisition Today, Sharper Shape, the global market leader of automated drone-based asset inspections, has announced US$3.25 million in new funding (€2.9 million) led by Straightforward Capital, a European venture capital firm with thorough experience in the energy sector. In addition to financing from Straightforward Capital,…