Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Summary of Major Provisions Under 14 CFR 107

FAA Next Gen

That leaked FAA doc in full, once a tap starts leaking it eventually pours…. If rumors are true this will be announced tomorrow. The doc is dated May 2016 so is current. Page 1 Category Proposed Provisions Aircraft Requirements The sUAS must be registered with the FAA prior to flight. Aircraft markings are required. FAA…

Cornerstone Mapping Processing Thermal Imagery with SimActive


SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce purchase of Correlator3D™ by Cornerstone Mapping Inc. Based in the U.S., they are primarily using the software to process large datasets of thermal imagery. “Our main requirement was to process thermal-infrared data for multiple applications including city-wide energy audits, surface water assessment, and rooftop leak detection”, said Aaron…

Eclipse:- Fully Autonomous Fixed-Wing UAV

Robota Eclipse

Robota, LLC is eager to announce the release of the Eclipse UAV mapping system. This fully automated vehicle leverages the versatility of the Goose, a custom autopilot developed in house by Robota, and fills a void in fixed wing mapping solutions by providing high resolution payload options in a portable 3-piece wing with short field…

View Point Part 107 commentary with Patrick Egan continued


Part 107 pt2 continues as Patrick Egan discusses with Kirk Greninger the issues faced with the upcoming part 107 release. Subjects covered related to manufacturing standards, UTM, and Nexgen. Visit for more breaking news on part 107 as details on the release become available.        

Flying Launch and Recovery System: A true game-changer


By Jim McGrew, Program Manager for FLARES Insitu’s new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability, which was conceptualized and created by the collaboration of Insitu and Hood Technologies, caught the attention of a global audience during its public debut at Xponential last month. Since then, the industry has been buzzing with questions about the technology:…

ECA Group and Delair-Tech announce their technological and commercial partnership


The novel partnership of a French agency and an SME make it possible to combine agility and innovative capacity with a commercial network and expertise in the world-renowned defense sector. A joint offer of a tactical mini-drone for the defense sector Within the framework of their partnership, Delair-Tech and ECA are launching a joint offer…

Part 107 Pre Flight Checklist


  As I noted earlier once a leak starts the dam eventually breaks. The Checklist we spoke about earlier in our 107 chat. Sample Preflight Inspection Checklist Even if the small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) manufacturer has a written preflight inspection procedure, it is recommended that the Remote Pilot in Command (Remote PIC) ensure that…

Aerial Inspection Resources Conducts Transmission Tower Inspections at Warm Springs UAS Range


Warm Springs, Oregon —  Aerial Inspection Resources (AIR) conducted a series of successful flights on Thursday, June 9th, at Oregon’s Warm Springs UAS Test Range.   Portland, Oregon-based AIR ( has been operating UAS commercially in the United States since for over a year with a focus on industrial inspection.  AIR flew a DJI S900 with 32…

New Version of UgCS Has Just Been Released


It’s been long in the making, but it’s finally here. UgCS has released a new version of its ground station software for drones – UgCS 2.9 which features a ton of improvements and new features. A feature often requested by the users – possibility of planning area scan missions by manually entering the altitude –…