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August 23, 2018

Solar-Powered Drone

Aircraft that can take off and land directly without the need for a runway – such as helicopters and quadcopters – are attractive for personal, commercial and military applications as they require less physical space and infrastructure compared to traditional fixed wing planes. A team from the National University of […]
August 20, 2018

7 Reasons You Need To Take A Drone Trek To The Arctic

This is Part 3 of a 3-Part Series about my summer flying drones in the Arctic Circle. For Part 1, the Arctic Circle drone packing list, visit this link. For Part 2, tips for flying drones in the Arctic Circle visit this link. By now you’ve read my Arctic Circle drone […]
August 18, 2018

10 Tips For Flying Your Drone In The Arctic Circle

This is Part 2 of a 3-Part Series about my summer flying drones in the Arctic Circle. Check back later this week for Part 3! For Part 1, the Arctic Circle drone packing list, visit this link. I just spent an incredible summer in the Arctic Circle — Somerset Island […]
August 17, 2018

Flying Drones In The North Or South Poles? Here’s Your Arctic Drone Packing List

This is Part 1 of a 3-Part Series about my summer flying drones in the Arctic Circle. Check back later this week for Part 2!  I just spent an incredible summer in the Arctic Circle — Somerset Island in Canada, to be exact –flying drones! Packing for a drone trek […]
March 16, 2018

Sentera Adds Powerful New Features and Capabilities to FieldAgent Mobile

Sentera today announced the addition of several significant new features and capabilities to its FieldAgent™ Mobile app. FieldAgent Mobile adds new flight planning options, a sleeker, more efficient user interface, in-app map views, and free access to the most commonly-used features on mobile. The redesigned app supports Sentera’s mission of […]
March 15, 2018

SenseFly Continues Free ‘Ag Drone Insights’ Webinar Series

The third instalment of senseFly’s agriculture-focused webinar series brings together agricultural research experts for inspiring discussions about drone use and best practices Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland, March 14, 2018—senseFly, the leading provider of professional drone solutions, is hosting a free educational webinar focused on improving agricultural research outcomes and efficiency at 11:00 […]
March 15, 2018

BMW brings the Drone Racing League to BMW Welt in Munich

Innovative technology, action-packed racing and international championships: more and more people around the world are discovering a passion for drone racing. BMW is collaborating with the Drone Racing League (DRL), the international, premier drone racing circuit, to further develop high-performance racing drones in the BMW Group wind tunnel and bring a professional […]
March 13, 2018

PlexiDrone Promise Deliveries to Begin March 2018 – Well Access to a Delivery Portal

Apparently, the PlexiDrone will land with backers very shortly. Remember Plexidrone a crowd-funded drone that has still not arrived, they raised $2,269,158 USD on the 1st of December 2014. Some jolly unsporting tactics were used to quell unrest in the Plexidrone camp for those seeking refunds, say nice things in your social media […]
March 13, 2018

New Zealand Chosen for Kitty Hawk Cora Air Taxi Service.

Eight years in the making and with some very funky looking propellers. Apparently flying in New Zealand since October of 2017. A big separate lift thrust (SLT) chuck out the people and deliver meaningful amounts of stuff! Sebastian Thrum was the founder of X (previously Google X) and now is […]
March 13, 2018

Drones in Agriculture: Undeniable Value and Plenty of Growth

Agriculture was touted as one of the first industries that would leverage the rapid development of commercial-grade small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs) and incorporate them into its practices. Early on, the use cases for an aerial analytics platform were evident to drone solution providers, farmers, and agronomists. As a result, […]
March 9, 2018

Passenger Drones – From Sci-Fi to Reality

Otherwise known as drone taxis; flying taxis; or pilotless helicopters, passenger drones may soon become a reality. It is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that carries passengers. UAVs, or drones, have become increasingly popular over the years and have been used by both hobbyists and the military. Most recently though, […]
March 6, 2018

FREQUENTIS Partners with Altitude Angel to Enable Safe Airspace Integration of Drones

By forming a strategic partnership, Altitude Angel and Frequentis will connect ATM to UTM and pave the way for safer use of unmanned aircraft. Frequentis, the leading provider of ATM communication, automation and information solutions and Altitude Angel, the pioneering drone management platform and airspace integration start-up, have entered into […]
March 6, 2018

Kittyhawk Announces New Multi-Channel Video Streaming, UAS Facility Maps, and New Security Features

Kittyhawk, the market leader in commercial drone operations software, today announced a comprehensive set of new features for its best-in-class platform. Kittyhawk is introducing secure multi-party, multi-channel video and audio streaming, native UAS Facility Maps, new notification and telemetry sharing options with a focus on enhanced security and visibility. Multi-party, […]
March 3, 2018

Elistair Launches a New Tethered Drone

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of ORION UAS, the next generation of tethered drone systems. Here at Elistair we believe that the ability to deploy a fully automated tethered drone system as a permanent eye in the sky is invaluable and a huge advantage over bulky and […]
February 22, 2018

The Impact of Drones in the Energy Industry

Today we hear a lot about drones. What we don’t hear a lot about is their vital role in the energy sector. However, this industry is growing more dependent on them to help with inspecting distribution networks, power plants, pipelines, rigs and energy companies. They’re replacing humans in this regard, […]