Seattle Great Wheel hit by drone

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Liza Javier and Heather Graf, KING 5 News SEATTLE — Seattle’s Great Wheel was struck by a drone Wednesday night, shutting down the waterfront attraction briefly but causing no injuries. The incident happened just after 4 p.m. Employees say they heard a loud “thud” and saw a drone had crashed onto a plastic table on…

Sky-Futures joins Silicon Valley Comes to the UK-SVC2UK

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Sky-Futures have been invited to join the Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (‘SVC2UK’) 2015 Scale Up Club along with 58 of the fastest growing technology firms in the UK that could hit £100m in revenue in the next three to five years. Sky-Futures was the fastest growing of this year’s 58 members and was…

BBC:- Kickstarter’s Zano drone fails to fly

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Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent It was Europe’s most successful Kickstarter project – but now the Zano mini-drone is in deep crisis. Last night, the former chief executive of Torquing Group – the firm behind the Zano – resigned. That left the thousands who had backed the firm with more than £2m a year ago in despair.…

Two thousandth 333 FAA exemption lifts off.

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  Well done to Top Flight Digital Media, they are the 2000th commercial drone operation in the USA. According to founder Shaun Capps, from their site, “What started as a hobby, quickly became a passion. After gaining over 800 hours flying multi-rotors, I decided to take it to the next level. So, in February of 2015…

Denmark :- Number plates for drones will improve safety

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The University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Transport and Construction Agency are working together towards the effective and safe use of drones – a necessity for supporting the industry and the development of growth potential. Number plates is the first step. The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the Danish Transport and Construction Agency…

Cobb UAS Announces Launch of droneSim Pro UAS Flight Simulator

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2015​­ Cobb UAS, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of droneSim Pro UAS Flight Simulator, a brand new, innovative, and affordable drone flight simulator software. droneSim Pro is the only simulator currently on the market that can be used with a simple USB game controller. The official launch date is November 15, 2015. Designed and built by…

Drone operators in Florida could be held liable for any damage

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BY KRISTEN M. CLARK Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau As unmanned commercial drones continue climbing in popularity, so does the potential for accidents in which wayward devices might physically harm people or damage property. Under current Florida law, there’s nothing a victim could do about such an accident, so a Republican state senator from Miami said he…

Delair-tech awarded by the fast 50 of Deloite

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The “Fast50 revelation” award was given to Delair-Tech. It gives the perfect answer to the innovation and rapid growth capacity from the international professional drone leader. For over 15 years, the Deloitte In Extenso Technology Fast 50 gives support, years after years, to developing firms combining innovation and fast growth in High Technology. The fast50…

Let’s un-man the stereotype

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By Gina Velde Automated aerial mapping has transformed the way we survey large, inaccessible areas, yet the term ‘unmanned’ appears to reinforce outdated gender stereotypes all too common in both the aviation and geospatial industries. And as hobbyist and low quality systems with their associated safety concerns are becoming commonplace, the term falls short of…