Interdrone 2017 grows by 10% in third year

Interdrone 2017, one of the largest drone conferences out there, saw a whopping 3,700+ attendees in its third year. The Las Vegas-based conference held in September saw its attendance grow by 10%, according to its organizers. The conference hosted attendees from 59 different countries, as well as 165 exhibitors and 130 press. Had a blast … Continue reading Interdrone 2017 grows by 10% in third year

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UAV212 The Big Drone Show
September 30, 2017

UAV212 The Big Drone Show

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Interviews from the 2017 Big Drone Show in Toronto, Canada: The Sky Guys, Defiant Labs, the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.

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No more flying drones over the Statue of Liberty, FAA says

This is an excerpt of a piece originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire story here. Looking to get an aerial video of landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty* or Hoover Dam? If you’re looking to do it with a drone, you have a week to make it happen before it becomes illegal. The … Continue reading No more flying drones over the Statue of Liberty, FAA says

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Drone group AUVSI snags a spot on FAA’s Management Advisory Council

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the new members on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council, and AUVSI CEO Brian Wynne has a spot in the group. Chao today announced the appointment of seven new members to the 13-member Management Advisory Council. Other new additions include representatives from Pinnacle Airlines and American … Continue reading Drone group AUVSI snags a spot on FAA’s Management Advisory Council

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General Atomics sets UAS record with flight in civilian airspace

General Atomics last month flew a Predator from its new North Dakota facility using a high-tech satellite navigation system to set a new record for an unmanned flight in Class A civilian airspace. The flight occurred without a chase plane. #quadcopters #drones

Drone measures effect of wind turbines on farmland

Depending on weather conditions, air disturbances from wind turbines can positively or negatively impact the farmland beneath the blades. Researchers from Embry-Riddle and Mississippi State used an instrument-equipped drone to study the effects.
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Illinois drone-service franchise opens for local, national work

Measure, one of the largest drone service providers in the U.S., is hoping Springfield, Illinois, will be the location that starts a major trend. This week, the company held its first-ever grand opening of a new drone service franchise. #quadcopters #drones

DJI and National Geographic launch photo contest, and the prize is a Mavic

Want to win your very own DJI Mavic Pro? Enter and win DJI’s photography contest, launched in partnership with National Geographic. The contest is open between now and Oct. 31, 2017 and is being conducted via Instagram. To enter, upload your image to Instagram with the hashtag #MyMavicContest and #NatGeoTravel. National Geographic photo editors will … Continue reading DJI and National Geographic launch photo contest, and the prize is a Mavic

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Drone video shows glorious sunset view of the new Apple campus

Among the many perks of the drone revolution: glorious aerial views of the new Apple campus. Drone pilot Matthew Roberts today released an update to his video series of the Apple Park, known among many as the Spaceship. The drone video includes a flight over the Visitor Center, as well as the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs … Continue reading Drone video shows glorious sunset view of the new Apple campus

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The 4 best drones under $200
September 24, 2017

The 4 best drones under $200

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Looking for a drone that costs less than $200? The market is saturated with cheap, toy drones, and it can be tough to filter out which is the best. Toy drones under $200 are great for a variety of purposes, including introducing kids to drone flying and practicing on yourself before you fly a more … Continue reading The 4 best drones under $200

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