Swift RP in the Philippines


In the wake of the strongest typhoon in recorded history, Swift Radioplanes LLC of Prescott, AZ recently returned from the Philippines, where they created aerial maps of the extensive damage as part of an open-source project. Shortly before Christmas, the…

Tramper’s family mull drone probe


SARAH DUNN Drones may be the next step in the search for missing German tourist Christian Prehn. His father Jens Prehn said the family planned to have drones or unmanned aerial vehicles searching Nelson Lakes National Park, while they remained…

UAV firefighting technology in the sky


By Stan Gorton THE future is here when it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. Firefighters meanwhile are always looking toward the latest technology with the Hot Fire Training Facility at Mogo an example of how local Rural Fire Service…