FAA ban FPV Goggles?

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Causing quite the storm in North America amongst the First Person View (FPV) flight community some further clarification from the FAA of what can and can’t be done with a model aircraft. A shot across the bows of North Americas…

Woman From Viral Drone Video Appears In Court

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The woman caught on camera attacking a drone operator at a Madison beach may get her record cleared. Andrea Mears, 23, left New Haven Superior Court after agreeing to apply for accelerated rehab, which is essentially a probationary period where she…

Utah is where Army learns to fly drones better

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By Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune Dugway Proving Ground » Earlier this year, Apache helicopters flying in Afghanistan received new companions in the sky. Two types of drones — the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and the RQ-7 Shadow — began…

Drone to Scout Oregon Fires

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by REBECCA WEBB It won’t be ready in time to help with the thousand-acre wildfire near Klamath Falls, but a drone is being created to help in the battle against wildfires in Oregon. The Oregon Forestry Department is building what…

Drones to boost police security effort

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The Public Order Ministry is in talks with Israeli firms regarding the acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to bolster the efforts of the Greek Police (ELAS) to monitor the country’s borders and curb illegal immigration…

Royal Navy’s new eyes in the sky

ROYAL NAVY’S NEW £30M ‘EYE IN THE SKY’

Just 7 months after the Ministry of Defence ordered the system from Boeing Defence UK, footage released today, 22 June, shows ScanEagle taking flight from HMS Somerset in the Gulf. The system, which can be launched by a pneumatic catapult…

Request for Development UARS Night-Time Wildfire Reconnaisance

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The Resource Stewardship Consortia is providing businesses, educational institutions and entrepreneurs the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to provide night-time wildfire reconnaissance utilizing unmanned aerial and robotic systems (UARS). The purpose of this Request for Demonstration (RFD) is to evaluate…

Drone Enthusiasts Demand Clearance to Fly

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By Daniel Wheaton The 2-year-old boy was missing for five days in southwest Texas in March 2012, and the Davis family called on the search and rescue organization Texas EquuSearch to help find the child. A member of EquuSearch decided to…

Kickstarter Surprise! Hexo+ and 360 team up

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Kickstarter is an amazing place: not only do we find support for HEXO+ that goes well beyond our expectations, but we also discover other projects that blow our minds. We are thrilled to introduce Giroptic’s 360cam and announce that HEXO+…

BP Drone Makes Oil Production Safer and More Profitable

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David Biederman BP launched a thirteen pound drone earlier this month in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the “first authorized commercial operation by an unmanned aircraft over land in the United States,” reports theAnchorage Daily News. BP turned to a drone (i.e., an unmanned…

Ky. lawmakers look to limit drone surveillance

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by Scott Wartman, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI — Privacy concerns over unmanned aircraft known as drones have united political groups that don’t often see eye-to-eye. Northern Kentucky Republican state Rep. Diane St. Onge has re-introduced a bill she filed for…