Parrot’s new Bebop-Pro Thermal signals shift in commercial drone industry trends

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Parrot’s new Bebop-Pro Thermal signals shift in commercial drone industry trends
Parrot’s new Bebop-Pro Thermal signals shift in commercial drone industry trends

This is an excerpt of a piece originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire story here. Parrot is making a late attempt to corner the market of low-cost drones used for commercial purposes. The French drone maker was largely responsible for leading drones to mainstream popularity with its AR.toy drone, but became quickly dwarfed by … Continue reading Parrot’s new Bebop-Pro Thermal signals shift in commercial drone industry trends

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Halloween Drone Contest: win a drone!
Halloween Drone Contest: win a drone!

Time to test your luck and possibly win a drone! Drone Girl has partnered with TRND Labs to giveaway one FADER drone (valued at $129), and one SPECTRE drone (valued at $149). To enter, simply comment on either the Instagram or Facebook post below with your best idea for using a drone on Halloween! Enter … Continue reading Halloween Drone Contest: win a drone!

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DJI AeroScope brings electronic license plates to drones
DJI AeroScope brings electronic license plates to drones

Your drone could soon get its own ‘license plate.’ Chinese dronemaker DJI this week unveiled DJI Aeroscope, a system that acts like an “electronic license plate for drones” and is intended as a way for authorities to identify and monitor drones while in the air. DJI AeroScope is a software that works on both DJI … Continue reading DJI AeroScope brings electronic license plates to drones

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Trump calls for private companies, local governments to show him how to regulate drones
Trump calls for private companies, local governments to show him how to regulate drones

President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today launched the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative to test drone operations including night flights, flights over people and flying drones beyond visual line of sight. While light on details, the announcement of the program could be a gamechanger for … Continue reading Trump calls for private companies, local governments to show him how to regulate drones

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The one quality every successful drone delivery service must have
The one quality every successful drone delivery service must have

The key to a successful drone delivery service isn’t necessarily using the fanciest, most expensive drone. It’s not necessarily the ability to fly hundreds of miles on a single battery. It’s also not necessarily the ability to carry tons of weight. The key to a successful drone delivery service is mastering the process. “The process … Continue reading The one quality every successful drone delivery service must have

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DJI is opening a drone arena in Tokyo, Japan
DJI is opening a drone arena in Tokyo, Japan

Calling all drone pilots in Tokyo, Japan! DJI will open its first DJI Area in Tokyo this Saturday. The 5,759-square food arena will go by the name “DJI Arena By JDRONE Tokyo,” and will include a flying arena, retail store and technical support space. The flying arena will have safety nets and an adjustable circuit for … Continue reading DJI is opening a drone arena in Tokyo, Japan

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There’s a drone scholarship for high school students. Here’s how you can win it
There’s a drone scholarship for high school students. Here’s how you can win it

High school students who love drones — here’s a drone scholarship you need to take advantage of. *Pssst!* Scroll down to the bottom of this post to get $50 off any Drone Pilot Ground School course! Drone Pilot Ground School launched the High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots. The scholarship provides free access … Continue reading There’s a drone scholarship for high school students. Here’s how you can win it

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Boeing will pay you $2 million if you can build a human-carrying drone or jetpack
Boeing will pay you $2 million if you can build a human-carrying drone or jetpack

Know how to build a human-carrying drone or jetpack? Boeing will pay you $2 million to make it happen. Boeing is the primary sponsor in GoFly, a two-year, international contest to build a “personal flying device” capable of Vertical Takeoff and Landing that can fly twenty miles and carry a person. In other words: a … Continue reading Boeing will pay you $2 million if you can build a human-carrying drone or jetpack

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Stop flying drones over the California fires. It’s probably illegal
Stop flying drones over the California fires. It’s probably illegal

Stop flying your drones over the California fires and subsequent devastation. Why? Here’s the short answer: the U.S. government says so. If you fly, we can’t! Drones near wildfires are not safe. https://t.co/7DM1EdKCKX #WildfireSafety pic.twitter.com/k4DANoeCKb — NWS (@NWS) October 12, 2017 And here’s the long answer: A large amount of space in the Napa area … Continue reading Stop flying drones over the California fires. It’s probably illegal

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Drone community to Donald Trump: give more power to local governments to develop drone operation policies
Drone community to Donald Trump: give more power to local governments to develop drone operation policies

The drone community has a message for President Donald Trump: give more power to state and local governments to experiment with ways of integrating drones, but don’t compromise the FAA’s sovereignty of the national airspace. More than two dozen drone-related companies and organizations signed a letter addressed to Trump this week calling for a pilot … Continue reading Drone community to Donald Trump: give more power to local governments to develop drone operation policies

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