AUVSI’s Brian Wynne Urges Government to Keep Up with Drone Innovation

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AUVSI’s Brian Wynne Urges Government to Keep Up with Drone Innovation
AUVSI’s Brian Wynne Urges Government to Keep Up with Drone Innovation

In a recent commentary published in The Hill Brian Wynne, resident and CEO president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI*), urged the federal government to keep pace with the innovations taking place in the drone industry. As he notes, businesses large and small are innovating and finding creative applications of […]

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AUHSD Teams with Tesla Foundation for UAS Education
AUHSD Teams with Tesla Foundation for UAS Education

The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) is the first public school district in the nation to partner with the Tesla Foundation to provide students with training to successfully work in the emerging technology field of unmanned aviation, or drones.
A nonprofit science and technology think tank, the Tesla Foundation is launching its initiative beginning at Magnolia High School with after-school programs featuring FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approved curriculum, equipment, and Drone Flight Simulation Kits.
The foundation’s goal is to identify and develop a “farm system” of young talent that can be future innovators and entrepreneurs in the unmanned systems industry. “We are excited to partner with the District in this most critical endeavor,” said Keith Coleman, chief strategy officer of the foundation. “Our focus is looking at the future of jobs and the future of work. Automation and the disruption that it will bring is real, yet while jobs will be lost, there will be lots of new opportunities in the (new) field of aerial robotics. Through this partnership, we will help move the needle forward for underrepresented students who may not otherwise have a pathway to these experiences. The Tesla Foundation sees critical thinking and access to technology as the democratization of opportunity.”

Trustee Al Jabbar thanked Superintendent Mike Matsuda for making the connection that led to the partnership. He also thanked the Tesla Foundation for “recognizing that AUHSD is at the cutting edge in preparing students for the 21st Century workforce. Once parents and the community learn about how this partnership promotes innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in an emerging STEAM field, I know they will be as enthusiastic as we are.” The Tesla Foundation estimates that the economic impact of drones will be $82 billion within the first decade of their operational integration into the national airspace system. Drone industries leverage many key technologies, including cybersecurity, sensors, data analytics, aeronautics, aviation, Additive Manufacturing, precision agriculture, first responders, geospatial information, and simulation.

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UAV208 The Bladeless Drone
UAV208 The Bladeless Drone

An Edgar Herrera design concept for a bladeless drone.

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TX Military Says Drones Pose Extreme Risk to Rescuers
TX Military Says Drones Pose Extreme Risk to Rescuers

The Texas Military Department took to Twitter to tell civilian drone operators to stay out of the sky over Hurricane relief efforts. #ALERT: We are seeing civilian drones that pose EXTREME risks to our rescue pilots and crews in high need areas. @FAANews #Harvey #TMDHarvey pic.twitter.com/fq9qrL9duA — Texas Military Dept (@TXMilitary) August 26, 2017 The […]

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FAA Warns Drone Pilots to Stay Away from Hurricane Harvey
FAA Warns Drone Pilots to Stay Away from Hurricane Harvey

You would think some things go without saying but last night the FAA issued a series of statements via Twitter warning drone pilots to stay away from Hurricane Harvey and that there would be consequences for violations. These statements referenced a tweet from the Texas Military Department stating that they were seeing civilian drones in […]

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Higher Learning – UAV Education
Higher Learning – UAV Education

We devote pages and pages in every issue of RotorDrone to the ever-expanding role that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) of all types play in our world. Much of our focus is recreational, but increasingly you see us documenting (and celebrating!) the commercial, environmental, and public-safety advancements that drones are ushering in. UAS is far and […]

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Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case
Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case

Good news for all drone pilots   By Jeffrey Antonelli In June, licensed drone pilot Jerrick Hakim flew his DJI Inspire 2 for one solitary flight on Chicago’s lakefront. A slow, cinematic flight, the drone flew above Lake Michigan perhaps several hundred feet from shore. After about 15 minutes, the professional photographer landed his drone […]

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A Guide to NOTAMs, TFRs and Airspace Classification
A Guide to NOTAMs, TFRs and Airspace Classification

If flying a drone/UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) commercially under Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules is your first foray into the aviation world, the alphabet soup of information you need to know can be intimidating. Reading sectional charts or deciphering NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen) and TFRs (Temporary Flight Restrictions) can send chills […]

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UAV Education Programs Reach New Heights
UAV Education Programs Reach New Heights

We devote pages and pages in every issue of RotorDrone to the ever-expanding role that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) of all types play in our world. Much of our focus is recreational, but increasingly you see us documenting (and celebrating!) the commercial, environmental, and public-safety advancements that drones are ushering in. UAS is far and […]

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New Department of Defense Guidance “Cracks Down” on Drones
New Department of Defense Guidance “Cracks Down” on Drones

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has issued new guidelines for dealing with unauthorized drone flights over military installations.  The new guidelines would allow drones to be disabled or destroyed: a Defense.gov statement said DoD “cracks down” on drones. A Pentagon spokesman told reporters yesterday that classified guidance had been sent to installations and […]

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