Triathlete injured in drone incident

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ELLE FARCIC AND IAN CUTLER The West Australian UPDATE: Civil Aviation Safety Authority is investigating the drone incident at yesterday’s Endure Batavia Triathlon. An experienced triathlete was injured yesterday when an aerial drone crashed to the ground during the Endure Batavia Triathlon in…

Measuring Changes In Polar Ice Sheets Using Unmanned Aircraft

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National Science Foundation Boldly going where larger, human-piloted planes cannot, they promise to close a key gap in knowledge for climate modelers Scientists studying the behavior of the world’s ice sheets–and the future implications of ice sheet behavior for global sea-level rise–may soon…

Versatile Unmanned Surface Vehicle for civil applications

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NjordWorks (www.njordworks.com), a manufacturer of unmanned surface vehicles and SPH Engineering (www.ugcs.com), a developer of universal mission control software have teamed up to create an autonomous surface vehicle system. NjordWorks has created an unmanned boat to effectively and safely address…

It’s your future, make it count.

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We just passed the fifth anniversary of these recommendation being given to the FAA by members of the small UAS ARC, yet we still wait for regulation. These are posted with the notion that they represent part of the history…

New copters fly cameras for unique photos, videos

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Brett French of the Billings (Mont.) Gazette The sky is no longer the limit. Aerial photography, once confined to shots taken from an expensive-to-fly airplane or helicopter operated by a highly skilled pilot, can now be made from small remote-controlled…

New AutoCopter SuperScout added to UAV market

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The new precision ag multicopter, AutoCopter SuperScout, includes three cameras, auto pilot and image processing software solutions for lease or purchase. It is the latest option for a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from AutoCopter Corporation, which has sold UAV helicopters for…

Flight of the Lady Hawk breaks records

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GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – In recognition of Women’s History Month, members of the 69th Reconnaissance Group decided to break a record. Two of them, in fact. On March 29, an RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft belonging to the 348th Reconnaissance…