Drone Industry Aids Red Cross in Hurricane Harvey Response

The FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.  But the Red Cross unmanned aircraft response team, organized by professional drone photography company PropellerHeads, is flying under an FAA COA in coordination with the Texas Air Operations Center and Unified Command to provide vital overhead views of the […]

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DJI Reveals Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian and Mavic Pro Platinum

It’s that time of year again. At one of Europe’s biggest consumer electronics shows – IFA in Berlin – DJI has announced two new drones – The Mavic Pro Platinum & the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian – and a new flight mode for the Spark. Let’s get straight into it. The Mavic Pro Platinum The […]

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Is BVLOS Flight Getting Closer in US? Drone Industry Thinks So

The FAA has frequently promised that regulations on drone flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) will be prioritized.  Other countries – like France – have allowed BVLOS flight since as early as 2012, which has allowed the French drone industry to move forward on commercial applications not available in the US.  It’s a factor […]

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FAA Issues New Guidance on Harvey Drone Flights

A few days after restricting civilian drone flights over regions in southeastern Texas slammed by Hurricane Harvey, the FAA is now allowing limited flights pending specific authorization by the federal agency. On Aug. 27, the agency released a warning stating that unauthorized drone flights over hurricane-stricken areas could subject pilots to “significant fines if they […]

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Sky-Futures Inks New Investment, Global Drone Inspection Deal

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone-based industrial inspections, has launched a partnership with Japan-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a trading, investment and service enterprise with 139 offices in 66 countries. Under the collaboration, Mitsui will expand the use of drone-based remote sensing, industrial inspection and 3D asset management visualization in its global network of companies and […]

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