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AOPA Backs Senate FAA Bill

AOPA Backs Senate FAA BillDavid Tulis

AOPA Backs Senate FAA Bill The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the FAA. Joe Kildea posted an article on AOPA stating…

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Get Past No-Fly Zone With Coptersafe

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Get Past No-Fly Zone With Coptersafe A Russian software company, ironically named Coptersafe, is selling modifications to help consumers get past government- and military-enforced no-fly zones. In recent years, the US government has cracked down on unauthorized drone flights. As a response to the warnings and fines imposed by the law, drone maker DJI has put a number of safety…

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Technology to Avoid Airport Collisions

FAA Testing New Drone-Sensing Technology to Avoid Airport CollisionsSHUTTERSTOCK

FAA Testing New Drone-Sensing Technology to Avoid Airport Collisions The tests at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport are the sixth and final in a series of tests around the country evaluating different technologies for drone detection. On Aug. 31, the pilot of an American Airlines Boeing 777 arriving from Hong Kong spotted a white, diamond-shaped drone as the aircraft made its final…

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DJI Supports War Against Terror?

DJI Supports War Against TerrorKevin Finisterre

DJI Supports War Against Terror? The company makes it harder for ISIS to use its drones as weapons in Syria. Supports The War Against Terror, one update at a time A recent article found on The Register suggests that industry giants, DJI, may, in fact, support the War Against Terror. According to the article, DJI has quietly released software updates that geofence off large areas…

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Using Drones for Sample Transportation

Hospitals Begin Using Drones for Sample TransportationReview and Blog

Hospitals Begin Using Drones for Sample Transportation Today, drones are used everywhere for various tasks. For example, they are a very practical way of transportation. Earlier, we’ve written about product deliveries executed by drones. Such companies as Amazon or Google are already using drones in the consumer segment. However, drones can play a bigger role in other fields, like medicine. This…

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Patent Tips Bow and Arrow Proof Drones

File photo: Drones fly above smog blanketed Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina December 25, 2016. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Amazon Patent Tips Bow and Arrow Proof Drones Besides government regulations, bad weather, weight restrictions, and all the other issues that plague Amazon’s budding drone delivery service, the company must also face the prospect of thieves shooting down drones to steal their packages. It’s a problem that Amazon has been working on since at least 2014, when it filed a…

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FAA Gets Audited On Drones

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FAA Gets Audited On Drones Following a recent audit of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports that the FAA lacks a risk-based oversight process for civil unmanned aircraft systems. According to the Audit Report, the FAA fails to verify that drone operators meet or even understand the conditions and limitations of their exemptions either before or…

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Top 11 Drones Under $500

Top Drones Under $500 Credit: Atlanta Hobby/ UAVEN

Our Top 11 Drones Under $500 Our last post, “Our Top 12 Drones Under $100” received so much positive feedback we decided to make another list! So here it is, our tops 11 drones under $500. If you want to see our complete selection of drones and accessories, please click here or visit AtlantaHobby.com. Getting A New Drone This Holiday Season? Please…

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Improve Maps Data and Catch Google

Apple Said to Fly Drones to Improve Maps Data and Catch Google

Apple Said to Fly Drones to Improve Maps Data and Catch Google Apple Inc. plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cupertino, California-based company is assembling a team of robotics and data-collection experts that will use drones to capture and…

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