Singapore: New law passed to regulate the use of drones

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by SINGAPORE – The growing popularity of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in Singapore has raised concerns of safety, enforcement and privacy that this new technology brings on its wings. Members of Parliament, including opposition MPs, shared the Government’s concern and…

Sen. Warner seeks DOT research to combat rogue drones

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by By Grant Gross The U.S. Department of Transportation should begin to research technologies to combat “rogue” drone flights around sensitive areas like the White House and airports, a senator has recommended. The U.S. government, working with private companies, needs to…

UAVs to Be Banned in Arctic, Antarctic

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by By MarEx This week two major associations representing tour operators in the Arctic and Antarctic respectively, have stated that they will not allow visitors to bring recreational Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) into the regions. The International Association of Antarctic…

Look, up in sky! It’s ABC 7 Drone Cam!

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by Robert Feder Viewers of WLS-Channel 7 enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of the soon-to-open 606 Bloomingdale Trail last week when the ABC-owned station aired what it claimed was the first live transmission from a drone camera on a local newscast. Reporter Paul Meincke delivered…

FAA drone rules could have implications for Canada

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by By: Jason Contant,  The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement earlier this weekthat it is partnering with industry to explore the next steps in drone operations beyond its draft rule published in February could have implications for Canada, Anthony Mormino, senior…

Drone pilots capture £2.5m to boost take-off

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by A drones venture started by two former army captains and a British Airways pilot has raised £2.5m in venture capital to expand its team and international client base. Sky Futures, which uses unmanned aircraft to inspect offshore and onshore…

Puppy delivery by drone

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by Ok I have a new favorite drone parody. The campaign launched by A puppy is not a product  seeks to highlight the almost exponential growth of puppy mills. An animal welfare issue being helped along ironically by online buying. The…

Nottingham drone flyer will face trial

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by A Bingham man, who is accused of flying his drone over the City Ground and other UK landmarks, is facing trial in the first prosecution of its kind. Nigel Wilson, of Kestrel Drive, denied breaking air traffic regulations by not…