Congressional Cajoling Begets Some Airspace Integration Action

“Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Sites” Released yesterday in the “Registry” http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2012-05735_PI.pdf Some intriguing information can be gleaned out of the Request for Comment document as well...

Drone crashes into SWAT team tank during police test near Houston

There will be no doubt many more reports like this one from Houston, the real applications for day to day Policing are a little...

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department launching UAS program

By: Chris Bieri, Grand Forks Herald Deputies expect FAA clearance to use two aircraft in May The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department is about to start investigating in...

FAA Decrees Small Business Interests Are Represented!

It has been determined by the FAA (letter attached) that “the RCAPA’s interests are adequately represented on the UAS ARC at this time.” Who’s...

Top Ten Things to Do With Your Own Drone

Its dromeagedan this week, the main stream press is scrambling to find opinions. This is another pretty good one from Forbes.  The entire article...

Patrick Egan elected as 2012 President of Silicon Valley AUVSI chapter

By Sarah Papp Congratulations to Patrick on his new appointment! Mountain View, Calif.  The Silicon Valley Chapter of Association for Unmanned Systems International elected a new set...

Drone journalism takes off

A really well balanced, correct and insightful article on ABC News Australia, very much in contrast with what is coming out of the mainstream...

Drones May Set Off a Flurry of Lawsuits

The New York Times seems pretty anti sUAS use, almost daily reports of worries. We think they are operating in the manufacturers twilight zone. They believe...

WRC-12

Loftur Jónasson, Technical Officer, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) The aviation sector is characterized by aeronautical and safety-related factors that distinguish it from other frequency...

Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Remote Sensing Technology Used Against Bark Beetles in National Forests

 2011 Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Remote Sensing Technology Used Against Bark Beetles in National Forests Brett Whalin   This paper goes over the growing problem of bark beetles destroying...