Patricks Response to the ASTM

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Dear Mr. Thomas: Per our conversations, I can appreciate the ASTM business model, however, you should also consider the small business model. I don’t know if you aware of my history with ASTM F-38 but I was at the first meeting in…

Northwest Minnesota embraces drone industry

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 by: ADAM BELZ , Star Tribune Northwest Minnesotans created the snowmobile industry. Now leaders in the region want to join forces with North Dakota to pioneer the commercial use of drones throughout the nation’s airspace. With ambitions to develop a drone technology…

Drones set for commercial take-off

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By Mark Corcoran Hundreds of small commercially operated drones could soon take to Australian skies under a radical new set of rules proposed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Melbourne this week. Under a new weight class system, prospective…

ASTM adopt new standards

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Going live on their website the ASTM standards that will form part of the FAA’s thinking moving forward. It is a shame that the civil small industry was not more involved in forming these standards. Pundits believe that civil systems…

Drones airborne to sell San Diego homes

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By Jonathan Horn The octocopter’s eight propellers spun more than a thousand times per minute, as the drone slowly lifted off from a sun-soaked backyard in Rancho Santa Fe. A high definition camera hung from the buzzing unmanned aerial vehicle. The…

Drones help monitor Skagit Valley elk herd

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Kimberly Cauvel Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Looking out over the town of Hamilton in the upper Skagit River valley from a hillside on state Department of Natural Resources land, a team of federal unmanned aircraft operators and local…

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

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JAY YAROW Google has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace, the Wall Street Journal reports. Titan is a New Mexico-based company that makes high-flying solar powered drones. There’s no word on the price Google paid, but Facebook had been in talks to…

ND UAS test site projects in the works

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By: John Hageman, Forum News Service ND UAS test site projects in the works GRAND FORKS, N.D. – After the pomp and circumstance of last year’s event announcing North Dakota had been designated one of national six test sites for unmanned…

Sandler Law Launches Drone Law Practice Group

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Given the emerging UAS industry, its projected $80 billion-plus economic impact over the next decade, evolving regulatory environment, and Sandler Law’s experience and related knowledge, Sandler Law announces the launch of its comprehensive and client focused Drone Law Practice. Our…

N.C. State launches drone contest

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By Dan Kane As the spider-like drone climbed 25 feet into the air and flew nearly the length of the grassy expanse at the center of N.C. State University’s engineering school, Professor Mihail Sichitiu followed it on the ground with…

Legality of private drone use up in the air

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By Tess Townsend Owners flying them for fun and profit as concerns addressed Earlier this month, Tim Yakaitis stood by the fenced section of a house for sale on Wyassup Road in North Stonington before sunset. He squinted as he focused…