Drone News from around the InterWebs


November 18, 2017

VolAero Drones Fights Everglades’ Python Invasion With Thermal Cameras

VolAero Drones is working with famed outdoorsman Bill Booth to demonstrate that drones equipped with the latest thermal imaging equipment can effectively spot and track pythons at night – the prime hunting time. Over 100,000 Burmese pythons infesting the Florida Everglades have decimated 90 percent of small wildlife while surviving all attempts […]
November 15, 2017

How 360 Drone Panoramics Become a First-Responder Tool

By Greg Crutsinger, Drone Scholars I had some time to think in between the two dozen drone flights it took to map the Coffey Park neighbourhood in Santa Rosa, one of the hardest hit by the recent wildfires in California (see Part 1). As I stood in front of the […]
November 15, 2017

NVdrones Announces senseFly Compatibility and Product Pricing Plans

NVdrones, a startup that provides cloud-based software solutions for drone fleet management, today announced flight log compatibility with senseFly, the leading provider of professional drone solutions. NVdrones is one of the first fleet management companies to implement GUTMA’s flight-logging protocol that senseFly has helped to develop and adopt. It shows […]
November 14, 2017

PfCO’s Surviving in a Competitive Drone Industry

If you want to be successful in something, indeed anything, in life, then time will never be wasted if you look at what you need to do and how you are going to do it. In other words, plan. In my travels in the drone industry, I have met many hundreds […]
November 9, 2017

NASA Embraces Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Calls for Market Study

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) conducts research based on a deliberate and well-coordinated strategic implementation plan. This plan is being expanded to include research into an area emerging so quickly there’s no page for it yet on Wikipedia. It’s Urban Air Mobility or UAM. Our definition for UAM is a […]
November 8, 2017

Kittyhawk Launches New Group Collaboration Features at DJI AirWorks

Kittyhawk, the drone operations platform that unifies the mission, aircraft, and data, today announced a suite of new features for it’s Flight Deck platform. Kittyhawk’s Flight Deck platform, an enterprise-focused piloting platform for DJI hardware, now features real-time aircraft telemetry for the whole team with real-time video and audio streams. […]
November 8, 2017

Sentera Sensors Transform DJI Inspire 2 Drone Into Indispensable Crop-scouting Tool

Sentera announced today availability of gimbaled Double 4k and Quad sensors for the popular DJI Inspire 2 drone. Sentera’s swappable precision crop health sensors paired with the Inspire 2 offers agronomists, crop consultants, and growers an economical way to capture diverse vegetation indices such as normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) […]
November 8, 2017

vHive Demonstrates Multi-Drone Missions at DJI AirWorks Conference

vHive, the developer of cloud based software that enables organizations to operate autonomous drone fleets for the acquisition, management and processing of field data, gave today a sneak preview of its new software release at the DJI AirWorks conference in Denver, CO. “vHive’s new release further expands its capabilities as a […]
November 8, 2017

Kespry Dramatically Improves Planning and Operation of Construction Earthworks Projects with Updates to Aerial Intelligence Platform

Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider, has announced the availability of a suite of capabilities that extends the value of aerial intelligence to the full life cycle of planning, bidding and managing earthworks projects in the major site construction industry. New capabilities include grade planning and analysis, site and […]
October 31, 2017

The AT Transporter Flying Car – The World’s Most Powerful and Versatile Quad Copter

Advanced Tactics is currently developing a modular, low-cost, cargo-carrying multicopter aircraft capable of autonomous logistical operations called the AT Transporter, which can deliver up to 1,200 lb payloads in a detachable 3-6 person passenger/cargo pod.  A technology demonstrator of the AT Transporter has been built using internal funds, and Advanced […]
October 26, 2017

DJI Demonstrates ‘Drone License Plate’ Technology And Drone Pilot Knowledge Quiz

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, Wednesday demonstrated two important new systems it has developed to help ensure drones remain a safe, secure and beneficial addition to America’s airspace. DJI’s new AeroScope system acts like an “electronic license plate for drones” and provides a reliable […]
October 25, 2017

Solve Gas Detection Problems with Microdrones mdTector1000 CH4

Microdrones is excited to announce the release of a new professional aerial methane detection solution, the mdTector1000 CH4. It’s the newest fully integrated aerial methane inspection package built for professionals responsible for methane gas infrastructure. “For our customers, we want to provide the very best packages, with a full line of […]
October 25, 2017

Rise of the ‘Silver Soarer’

UPTAKE OF DRONES and flying gadgets is soaring in those aged 50 and over, signalling the rise of the ‘Silver Soarer’. It is often assumed that stereotypically younger people tend to be the first to adopt new technologies, the majority of drone users in the UK (31%) are aged 55 […]
October 25, 2017

Measure Launches Nationwide Drone Service for Arts and Entertainment Industry

New Division of Largest U.S. Drone Services Provider Headed By Industry Veterans, Including Emmy Award-Winning Aerial Cinematographer Eric Austin Measure, the largest U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, today announced a new division to service the arts and entertainment industry, Measure Media (M2). M2 operates the first nationwide […]
October 23, 2017

Drofika Teams Up With PlanGrid

The team at Drofika is pleased to announce that they have partnered with PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software. Available today, Drofika users can upload imagery and analysis from the Drofika platform to PlanGrid for easy access and use in the field. Drofika’s smart aerial data platform allows users […]