Part 107- What Drone Operators Need to Know

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The FAA is planning on releasing Part 107 this Tuesday June 21st. A little birdy leaked some info to me and Part 107 provides for individuals to obtain their “Remote Pilot Certificate.” This is interesting as the NPRM called them operators but the FAA changed the term to pilot now. The big distinction now will be…

New Leica CityMapper captures oblique imaging, LiDAR in one flyover

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Leica Geosystems, industry leader of reality capture and measurement technology, announced today Leica CityMapper as part of the RealCity 3D reality capture solution, enabling professionals to collect and process imaging and LiDAR data in a single sensor. Combining CityMapper and Leica HxMap, the scalable post-processing workflow software, RealCity simplifies and streamlines the creation of all…

Fly in DJI No Fly Zones with this add on board

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NFZ mod board allows you to fly using GPS positioning inside No Fly Zones (NFZ).  By default NFZ mod is not activated and you can use your Inspire 1 as usual. No NFZ corrections are applied. To activate NFZ mode you need to tap red button on NFZ board during first 4 seconds after power…

MQ-1B Preator accident report released

An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft comes in for a 'touch-and-go' during a training mission, May 13, 2013. The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily for munitions capability to support ground troops and base defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing/Released)

Three substantially contributing factors caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator operating in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 28, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today. The board president found, by a preponderance of evidence, that improper frequency selection, degradation of the ground data terminal transmitter output, and…

sUAS News View Point FAA Part 107 Podcast

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  Kirk Greninger and Patrick Egan provide analysis and commentary on the long awaited part 107 regulations; which would allow for legal operations and access for commercial operations of sUAS under 55lbs in US airspace aka the NAS. Part 107 has been announced to have less complicated requirements than a 333 however that remains to…

FlyBoard Air Cavalaire – Just too cool

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I can’t get enough of this manned jet quad. Folks have actually emailed and complained about me posting its latest exploits. Have a touch of imagination, get rid of the bloke joy riding and you have rapid delivery of at least 50kg of cargo. If all this footage is a single flight it can fly…

Coalition Welcomes Imminent Publication of FAA Final Small UAS Rule

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WASHINGTON, DC –  As early as Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to release its Final Rule for Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The Small UAV Coalition congratulates the FAA on finalizing this rulemaking, which will broaden opportunities for businesses of all sizes within the commercial UAS industry to…

Why you should have a comprehensive data protection plan?

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Mark Del Bianco Commercial UAS operators and service providers face some unusual challenges related to their acquisition, use, and sharing of data. That is why it is crucial for them to have a comprehensive, accurate and up to date privacy policy and a coherent internal policy on the ownership and use of data generated in…

Skylogic Research Adds Specialized Expertise for Commercial Drone Market Research and Analysis

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Skylogic Research, LLC  today announced that Chad Colby, Steve Maller,Bill McNeil, and Jonathan Rupprecht will join the Drone Analyst® team as Contributor / Advisors.  Each are specialized commercial UAV industry experts and allow Skylogic Research to scale its market analysis to meet vertical industry needs. “We are very excited to have these specialists on board,”…