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AirMap and senseFly Partner

AirMap and senseFly Partner

AirMap and senseFly Partner to Advance Safety for Commercial Drones New partnership delivers robust airspace intelligence and unmanned traffic management solutions to senseFly’s largely autonomous commercial drones AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, and senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of mapping drones, today announced that they have partnered to deliver AirMap’s airspace services to senseFly’s eBee…

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Future of Unmanned Flight Approaches

What drones may come: The future of unmanned flight approaches

What drones may come: The future of unmanned flight approaches The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016 especially, significant technology improvements and regulatory clarity have paved the way for even more dramatic changes in the coming years. Among the biggest adopters of drones, and experimenters with them, have been universities. As the director of…

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents The FAA and #FlySafe, the general aviation (GA) group’s national safety campaign, aims to educate the GA community on the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations. What is a Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT)? FRAT is a long name for a handy tool that…

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Know the law before you take to the skies

Drone in flight: There has been a string of near misses between drones and other aircraft. ABC News: Norman Hermant

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Know the law before you take to the skies Whether a beginner, a serious aviation enthusiast, or just a fan of gadgets, many of you will have received drones as Christmas gifts. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have surged in popularity and affordability in recent years, and there’s no doubt that recreational drone use…

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Commercial Drone Pilot Certificates Tripled In 2016

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Commercial Drone Pilot Certificates Tripled In 2016 In The U.S. The numbers reached nearly 23,000 certificates According to recent news articles, nearly 23,000 people in the U.S. are now certified to operate a drone commercially. Over 550,000 drones have been registered for both consumer and commercial applications. While the commercial pilot certification rules and regulations didn’t go into effect until this…

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Online Safety Training Course for Drone Pilots

SAFEGUARD(TM) is an eLearning program that delivers fundamental safety practices that are essential to recreational drone pilots and hobbyists of all skill levels. (PRNewsFoto/Unmanned Safety Institute)

Unmanned Safety Institute Launches Online Safety Training Course for Drone Pilots The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has announced that it has launched an online training course, designed by its team of aviation safety experts, to teach drone enthusiasts how to fly safely and minimize risk. The course, known as SAFEGUARD, is a self-paced online course that is approximately one-hour in…

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This survey drone takes safety seriously

The LRX drone is on display at Drone World Expo in San Jose, Califonia on November 16, 2016. Credit: Magdalena Petrova

This survey drone takes safety seriously The drone has three redundant GPS systems, eight propellers with independent motors, and a ballistic parachute New Zealand-based drone manufacturer Altus Intelligence wants to make sure its US$39,000 survey drones don’t end up as rubble. Most of Altus’ customers use its flagship drone, the Long Range Extreme Weather (LRX), for construction and engineering surveying/mapping…

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