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September 16, 2016
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Key Takeaways from InterDrone Las Vegas 2016

Last week, I attended InterDrone 2016, the world’s largest dedicated commercial drone conference with 155 exhibitors and nearly 4,000 visitors from 50+ countries. I went to InterDrone last year and was blown away. A lot of familiar faces this year, but a lot of new ones as well. I’m waiting […]
September 16, 2016
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Drone Racing League Partners with ESPN and Closes $12 Million Investment

The Drone Racing League (DRL), global leader of elite First Person View (FPV) drone racing, announced key multi-year, international event and media distribution agreements with three world-renowned sports broadcast and media companies including ESPN (North, South and Central America and the Caribbean), Sky (UK and Ireland) and 7Sports, the sports […]
September 16, 2016
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Kittyhawk Releases Android Version Of Their Popular iOS Application

Kittyhawk, the drone fleet management company, is proud to announce the availability of its industry-leading platform on Android. Commercial drone operators can now use Android devices to easily adhere to the recently-introduced FAA Part 107 regulations, and benefit from the same pre-flight intelligence, post-flight insights and in-flight peace of mind […]
September 15, 2016
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How Do Drones Work?

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) seem to have endless capabilities, and have become extremely popular in the media . They might look effortless, but how much do we really know about the components of a drone and how they work? Remote controlled UAV’s or drones follow similar principles as radio controlled […]
September 5, 2016
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Yuneec Unveils Compact, Easy-To-Use Ultra HD Flying Camera

The Breeze is Controlled via Mobile Device, Includes Autonomous Flight and Instantaneous Social Media Sharing Capabilities. Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of the Breeze, creating an all-new mass consumer category for the brand. The Breeze, the ultimate flying camera, is controlled via mobile device, has […]
September 5, 2016
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Kespry Steps It Up With Drone 2.0, A Serious Aerial Mapping Solution

Meet the Kespry Drone 2.0. This California-based drone manufacturer’s newest model boasts a flight time of 30 minutes and can cover 150+ acres of mappable ground area, twice as much as their last model. The Kespry 2.0 also has twice the wind resilience. Each of these improvements are due to a new airframe, battery, and flight […]
September 3, 2016

First Mission Completed Using Drones in Whale Research

Ocean Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting ocean and human health, has just completed the first mission using “snotbot” drones in U.S. waters to collect data from whales in a non-invasive way. “The use of drones for research and conservation is much like the invention of the microscope for cellular […]
August 27, 2016
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Flirtey Teams with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises for First-Ever Pizza Drone Delivery Service

Flirtey and Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino’s) announced they have partnered on the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery model. The two companies exhibited the first stage of their partnership with a demonstration of pizza delivery by drone in Auckland, New Zealand on August 25th 2016. The successful demonstration was also attended […]
August 21, 2016
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International Drone Expo Announces All-New and Upgraded Activations for December Show in Los Angeles

Leading Drone Expo to Host Sanctioned Drone Race, Pitchfest, and Film Showcase Los Angeles, Calif. – (August 19, 2016) – International Drone Expo (IDE) today announced its all-new and upgraded show activations for 2016. IDE, the largest gathering of the most innovative and leading members of the UAV community from […]
August 21, 2016
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Everything You Need to Know About FPV Flying

FPV, or first-person viewing, means that you see what your drone sees in real-time. So rather than trying to control your drone by sight, you can do it using a portable monitor. In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know about FPV flying. FPV flying allows you […]
August 18, 2016
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Little Arms Studios Launches Drone Simulator “Zephyr”

August 11, 2016 – Prince William County, Va. – August 1st marks the beta release of Zephyr, a drone training simulator that is uniquely designed for drone training and education developed by Little Arms Studios. The intent of Zephyr is to be the drone operator training tool educators want, combining […]
August 17, 2016
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Xtreem Launches 3 New HD Video Drones

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – August 17, 2016 – Xtreem has just revealed the latest additions to its popular line of remote controlled toys: the Sky Ranger Video Drone, Fly Eye Video Drone and Raptor Eye Video Drone. Perfect for ages 12 and up, the new drones feature lightweight yet […]
August 5, 2016
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Yuneec Releases First Person View Headset

Yuneec International today announced the availability of its all-new SkyView first person view headset. As the world leader in electric aviation, Yuneec is the first major consumer drone manufacturer to offer its own FPV headset that allows users to operate via the onboard camera, watch movies and play videogames, among […]
August 4, 2016
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160 Commercial Drone Companies to Showcase Latest UAV Technology at InterDrone

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to keynote at largest dedicated commercial drone event MELVILLE, N.Y., August 1, 2016 — BZ Media LLC today unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More than 130 exhibitors have already signed up and another 30 are expected before the show opens […]
July 30, 2016
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An Introduction to UK Drone Regulations

While there aren’t currently any recognized Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) licenses in UK aviation law, it’s essential that those wanting to pilot drones have a basic understanding of existing guidelines. These are detailed in both the Air Navigation Order and Rules of the Air Regulations. Essentially, anybody using a drone, for […]