Drone News

Drone Software Firm Offers College UAV Training

A drone management company is headed off to college to deliver UAV training. Consortiq, a Maryland-based firm, will offer classes at local Anne Arundel Community College beginning in February. The company has already trained more than 800 pilots to pass FAA-mandated certification and flight safety assessments. The 90-day online course will focus on Part 107 prep. “So whether students are ...

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DJI Becomes Media Partner of BMW Motorsport

DJI and BMW Motorsport have announced an official partnership. As part of the arrangement, DJI will help the German automotive giant portray its new GTE race car and the work of BMW Motorsport more generally. The partnership begins with a short film, Night Moves, produced by DJI Creative Studio Europe. Shot in the dark, the film reveals the BMW M8 GTE ...

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Five Ways to Level Up in 2018

The following is a guest post by talented Part 107 pilot and writer Kara Murphy. The first month of a New Year is a time for optimism and renewal. It’s a reflective period where people resolve to make transformative changes. While resolutions are created with the sincerest of intentions, they often fail due to lack of concrete planning and execution. ...

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DroneDeploy Offers 2018 Commercial Drone Industry Predictions

Leading drone mapping platform DroneDeploy undeniably has a birds’ eye view of the drone industry – pun intended. In a new e-book, the company offers their top predictions for the drone industry in 2018. Supporting a global customer base, millions of acres of maps in a wide variety of verticals, and the industry’s largest app store of integrated partners, DroneDeploy ...

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DJI’s Latest Drone Leaks Ahead of Launch

by Matt Burns (@mjburnsy) of TechCrunch DJI is supposed to announce a new drone tomorrow but this appears to be it. Called the Mavic Air, the small drone looks to be a combo of foldable Mavic Pro and the affordable Spark. I’m interested. According to DroneDJ, the small drone will have four foldable legs, a 4k camera, 3-way ...

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New Market Forecast Predicts that UK, Dubai, Singapore and Others Will Beat the U.S. to UTM

NASA UTM System NASA has been working with commercial technology partners for years to develop a working UTM system.  The program has been successfully tested and is inching forward.  But a new drone study – “The Market for UAV Traffic Management Services” published by Unmanned Airspace (www.unmannedairspace.info) – predicts that the UK, Singapore, Dubai and others will beat the U.S. ...

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AirVuz Video of the Week – Early Spring!

As winter grinds on here in the U.S., we’re dreaming of spring.  Drone operator George Moldovan shared this gorgeous video of early spring in the Iezer-Papusa mountains of Romania.  Be inspired! Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment ...

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Kittyhawk Co-Founder: Surprising Ways the Net Neutrality Repeal Will Hurt the Commercial Drone Industry

By Agentglory, User:Camilo Sanchez [Public domain] The following is a guest post by Kittyhawk co-founder and chief pilot, Joshua Ziering.  Kittyhawk is a leading integrated drone operations platform provider. The FCC recently moved to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality laws. If you’re not sure what Net Neutrality means, imagine a big highway, dare I say a super-highway. Before the repeal, ...

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The UK’s “Flying High Challenge” to Bring Drones to Cities

As the US moves forward with the UAS Integration Pilot Program in an effort to involve local governments in drone regulation, the UK is stepping up with the Flying High Challenge – an effort to bring city leaders and the drone industry together to “shape the future of drones and drone systems.” “Run by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, in partnership ...

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Aerial Photography San Francisco California- Find a Drone Photographer Near You

There are many aerial photography companies in San Francisco, California. These companies are using the advancement of technology to benefit their photography. Drone pictures offer a new way to look at images and can capture beauty and creation in every photo taken. People have been learning more about this type of photography and are intrigued by the quality that they ...

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