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LAANC Rollout Continues: Western South Region Added

The rollout of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) beta test is continuing, with the Western South Region – including airports in California and Hawaii – on June 21. The LAANC program fixes a major problem for drone operators, who have struggled with long delays to receive airspace authorizations.  With the LAANC program, operators using some flight management ...

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Parrot’s New ANAFI Drone Promo is Hilarious – Mike Horn is the Ultimate Weekend Warrier

Parrot’s new ANAFI drone carries the tagline “Anytime, Anywhere.”  The small, foldable ANAFI has some impressive capabilities: and Parrot has partnered with world famous explorer Mike Horn to show them off. The 1.05 minute film is shot entirely with the ANAFI, demonstrating it’s ability to travel anywhere.  The ANAFI, says Parrot, is “a true flying 4K HDR camera with a ...

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Tokyo Researchers’ Dragon Drone Can Shape-shift on the Fly

Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s JSK Lab have developed a modular flying drone capable of adapting its shape to suit its environment. It’s called DRAGON, which conveniently stands for Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON. DRAGON is powered by ducted fans that can adapt on the fly to form whatever shape is required, shifting the ...

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Black Swift Gained a Contract With NASA

Black Swift Technologies, also known as BST, for short, are a specialized engineering firm who have recently been recognized for their recent initiative work where building scientific aerial platforms with a purpose are concerned. Just a few days ago, they announced that they have been awarded a contract with NASA for the purpose of developing a drone that will be ...

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Missing Man Found By Drone in Norfolk

Peter Pugh, a man who went missing from Brancaster, Norfolk, over the previous weekend was found in the nick of time by a drone user. Pugh, 75, vanished after he left to walk home through a fielded area last Saturday, which resulted in a major search for his whereabouts. Pugh reported that, because he knew the area fairly well, he ...

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Drones For Father’s Day [Best Gifts For Dad 2018]

Looking for a great gift for a dad who has it all? Why not look into the exciting world of drones? These RC aerial vehicles are fun to fly and to build. And while they might have been very expensive once, high-tech quadcopter toys and camera drones are now available to anyone for a reasonable price. We’ve taken a look, ...

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FPV Drone Pilot Wins Prize With Cinematic Video

MINNEAPOLIS — One drone pilot combined racing drones and cinematography to claim a $1,000 prize for his work. Nicolas Gaillard, a freestyle first-person view drone pilot based in France, won a weekly contest on AirVuz.com with his video titled “FPV – Maiden Flight.” Gaillard previously flew camera drones like the DJI platform before getting into FPV (first-person view). After just ...

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Mavic Pro 2 | News And Rumors About DJI Mavic Pro 2 (Updated 2018)

At 10 AM on July 18th, 2018, DJI will be making a major announcement to the public and press. The event is simply titled “See The Bigger Picture” and was announced with a single mysterious teaser image. Some people think they might be officially announcing a release date for the DJI Phantom 5, while others think it might just be ...

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Drone Racing League Pilots And Team Brunel Ocean Racers Speed Through Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden, June 19, 2018 — Two of the toughest professional sports, The Drone Racing League (DRL), the international, premier drone racing circuit, and Team Brunel, the first-place, global nautical-race sailing crew, teamed up to create this daring Drone x Ocean Racers video. Featuring the best pilots and sailors zipping along the coast of Gothenburg, Sweden, the video celebrates DRL and Team Brunel’s shared passion for ...

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senseFly moves North American operations to Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, North Carolina, June 20, 2018—senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional mapping drones, and a commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group, today announces the relocation of its North American operations to Raleigh, N.C. Previously located in Washington, D.C., the company’s new office will accommodate its rapid growth and its location allows senseFly to join the Research Triangle, a growing network of ...

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