Multiple UAVs perform autonomous formation flight

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Jason Maderer, Georgia Institute of Technology These days, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) typically fly alone with a team of ground operators controlling their activities through teleoperation or waypoint-based routing.  But one aircraft can only carry so many sensors, limiting its…

No Unmanned Flights ‘Anytime Soon,’ FAA Assures Pilots

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by  BILL CAREY Airlines should not expect to see unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying regularly in U.S.airspace “anytime soon,” a senior official with the Federal Aviation Administration told pilots August 7. The assurance came amid ongoing reports of unauthorized UAS flights near airliners. FAA Administrator Michael…

‘Bayraktar Taktik İHA

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ISTANBUL – The Bayraktar, a tactical drone indigenously developed by privately owned Turkish joint venture Kale Baykar have signed off on a new feat on Wednesday, breaking the national record for the longest flight by a drone. The drone flew for…

FAA reviewing drone flying over Lollapalooza

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By Mick Swasko Federal Aviation Administration officials are reviewing two YouTube videos captured by a camera-equipped drone over Lollapalooza this past weekend. The videos, posted to YouTube on Monday by user Alfredo Roman, show aerial shots of the three-day music festival…

TBS GEMINI fpv racer / mini hex

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The TBS GEMINI is the latest generation of mini racer multirotors. Its revolutionary design with forward tilting motors and aerodynamic canopy as well as fully integrated yet modular electronics turn it into a beast that will dominate any race event.…

AUVSI CEO Position

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AUVSI President & CEO Michael Toscano will retire in 2015.  The board of directors has appointed a search committee, chaired by Mark Gordon, to identify a successor.  Executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry International has been retained to assist with the…

Commercial drone use approved in Cayman

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By: James Whittaker The first approval for the commercial use of drones in Cayman’s air space has been granted. AirVu, which will initially specialize in aerial photography and videography, was given permission by the Civil Aviation Authority on Aug. 1 to…

Commercial drones take off in Charlotte area

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By Rachel Adams-Heard Small businesses in Charlotte are using drones to take pictures of houses, golf courses and even weddings – and they’re not waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration to draw up a final set of rules. Ranging from…

Tourist crashes drone into Grand Prismatic

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By Mike Koshmrl Yellowstone officials saw few violators during the first few months of a new prohibition against drones launched from National Park Service land. But last weekend someone flew his drone into Yellowstone’s world famous Grand Prismatic Spring. The…

Spectrum Research meets Professional UAS Service

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The Unmanned Systems operational experience and training provision of AV8 UAS Solutions has partnered with the outstanding Engineering and Environment scientists of Sky View Robotics. AV8 UAS is a group of Unmanned Systems professionals with extensive knowledge in procurement, system design, management, implementation…

Grand Forks AFB hosts first integrated UAV flight

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by Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney 319th Air Base Wing Public Affairs 8/1/2014 - GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – The 319th Operations Support Squadron supported a milestone in unmanned aerial vehicle aviation Aug. 1. For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration authorized two…

Airships Promote and Film Insurance Awards

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The annual British Insurance Awards hosted at the Royal Albert Hall have once again called upon our radio controlled airships to promote the main event sponsors and of course to provide some awesome aerial footage. Floating effortlessly above the crowds,…