Facebook Completes Successful Flight of Aquila Drone

In a recent note on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, announced the first successful flight of the Aquila drone, a large solar powered UAV that has been in development for 2 years. The flight took place in Yuma, Arizona. The long term goal of the UAV initiative is to provide internet access to regions of […]

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Facebook Aquila’s Successful Second Flight

Just after dawn on May 22, Facebook reached another exciting and important milestone for the Aquila program — completing the successful second full-scale test flight of the aircraft. The aircraft flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landed perfectly on our prepared landing site. In order to launch right after sunrise, which was at […]

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DARPA Test-Flies Autonomous Small Quad-Copters

Phase 1 of DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program concluded recently following a series of obstacle-course flight tests in central Florida. Over four days, three teams of DARPA-supported researchers huddled under shade tents in the sweltering Florida sun, fine-tuning their sensor-laden quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the intervals between increasingly difficult runs. DARPA’s FLA […]

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Drone ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee Update

The first meeting of the UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on June 21-23 advanced key policies of concern to the FAA, industry and law enforcement.  During this initial meeting, the ARC considered issues such as existing regulations applicable to drone identification and tracking, air traffic management for drones, concerns and authorities of […]

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Malawi and Unicef Launch Drone Air Corridor

Malawi has launched Africa’s first air corridor to test the use of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in humanitarian missions in partnership with the UN children’s agency, Unicef. Kasungu Aerodrome, in central Malawi, will be used as a test site for aerial scouting in crisis situations, delivering supplies and using drones to boost internet connectivity. […]

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Syma X15W: What’s New? Lets find out!

After long absence, Syma announced a new drone called X15W. Due its small size, the Syma X15W quadcopter is suitable for both indoor and outdoor flights. In order to make safer the indoor flights, the manufacturer includes propeller guards. The integrated 0.3MP WiFi FPV camera allows to record videos as well to take still photos. While […]

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