How Will the FAA Task Force Prevent Drones From Entering Airspace?

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As the founder of MLWAir (The Only All First-Class Boeing 767) and DroneData and like most ticketed flyers today, I am concerned how drones will impact air safety. Coupled with all the concerns about air safety, it appears that the FAA UAS Registration Task Force has a serious gap in its representation. With multiple retailers, drone manufacturers, and…

TEKEVER drones to detect vine disease

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TEKEVER Group leads consortium that will fight a disease responsible for eliminating 250 hectares of vineyards in the north of Portugal and thousands in all Europe. This project – called PARRA –  is starting next spring with a budget of €1 million supported by European Commission structural funds. Lisbon, 24 November 2015 – PARRA project…

Phase One Industrial Releases Software Development Kit 8.3.3 for Developers of Aerial Systems in Linux, Windows and Mac Versions

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COPENHAGEN,  Phase One Industrial today announced the Phase One Software Development Kit (SDK) 8.3.3 in Linux, Windows and Mac OS versions. This SDK provides tools that enable users to build custom applications to control the way Phase One aerial cameras capture and process images. It enables users to precisely control which parameters to apply —…

RPAS CivOps Conference – Planned for 2 & 3 Dec. 2015 in Brussels, Belgium

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The Belgian government has announced that the high degree of security measures that is currently applicable in Brussels, Belgium has been extended until Monday evening 30 Nov. 2015 (when it will be reviewed). Taking into account the general safety of the conference attendees, the logistical problems that they may encounter and the incertainty of what…

X-56A crashes during flight test

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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored X-56A unmanned air vehicle crashed Nov. 19 at approximately 9:30 Pacific Daylight Time on Rogers Dry Lakebed test range at Edwards AFB, California. The mishap occurred shortly after takeoff. Initial estimates report severe damage to the vehicle. There are no reports of injuries or property damage…

Vortex 25 Pro Race Ready 250-Class FPV Quad for the Experienced Pilot

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The Blade® brand and ImmersionRC have teamed up to deliver the cutting-edge Vortex 250 Pro multirotor with Spektrum™ technology. ProTuned for FPV racing, now pilots who want next-level performance can enjoy Bind-N-Fly® convenience. ImmersionRC introduced the original Vortex ARF when the FPV racing phenomena began. Now race seasoned experts across the globe have weighed in…

‘Make your new year’s resolution now, turn your hobby into a business’ says the UK leading drone training provider

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Resource Group, the leading UK training organisation for unmanned aircraft has launched a 10% discount for 2016 drone training courses booked in advance of the 2015 festive season. The Remote Pilot Qualification – small (RPQ-s) course is for those who have flown a drone as a hobby and would like to fly commercially for business…

AMA reacts to DOT task force recommendations on UAS registration

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MUNCIE, Ind. – Dave Mathewson, executive director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) which is the world’s largest community-based organization, today made the following statement on the recommendations released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Task Force on UAS registration: “As a member of the task force, AMA agrees that registration of UAS makes…

Hexo+ Black Friday suprise

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We like teasing, so we’ll only reveal what our Black Friday surprise package contains later this week. Wanna know? Join our Black Friday event on FB to be notified first and get your hands on the goods before everyone else. Click Here To Join And better even: we’ll give away one Hexo+ package to a…