Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft test site

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by By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska/Alaska Journal of Commerce A small and unassuming unmanned aircraft made a short flight Monday in Fairbanks that signified a big step in aviation, Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta said. The quad-rotor Aeryon Scout’s…

Up in the Air: The Future of Drones in San Diego

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by BY: LISA HALVERSTADT San Diego’s been dubbed the “hub of the U.S. drone industry.” Two leading corporate players – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Northrop Grumman – as well as several smaller companies are based here. And a National University System study that found that Department…

UAVs to Inspect Solar Farms

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by Tom Lombardo Like many new technologies, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) started with military applications and gradually found their way into civilian life. With support from investors such as Google, a new company called Skycatch has developed a UAV that’s used for…

Aerial specialist maps out benefits of drones

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by By Dean Kilpatrick THE managing director of an aerial photography and surveying business says the use of drones is of benefit to the community. Chris Slee, who has recently set up ATEC-3D, says the use of light unmanned helicopters…