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How Technology Improves Commercial Drones

DR1 Race at Mohave Boneyard – Behind the Scenes

Air Traffic Control for Drones

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NORTH DAKOTA UAS DRONE TEST SITE CONTINUES RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH NASA

NORTH DAKOTA UAS DRONE TEST SITE CONTINUES RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH NASA

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) has worked with the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) to execute its first missions under the master agreement with the Devils Lake based-Camp Grafton Training Center facilities signed last month. This first project supported efforts for […]
NYC Drone Film Festival 2018, More Winning Videos

NYC Drone Film Festival 2018, More Winning Videos

“LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE” Ottsjö by Air and Timelapse—by Marcus Möller For 2018, the “Landscape” and “Architecture” categories, which had previously been separate, have been combined into one. The title is fairly literal on this one, so it pretty much describes the concept. But that doesn’t begin to cover the evocative imagery in this tourism video […]

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NYC Drone Film Festival 2018

NYC Drone Film Festival 2018

Where celebration, education, and inspiration converge by matt boyd The New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) is now in its fourth year, and with each passing event, it cements itself further as a premier showcase of not only drone technology and technique but also the degree to which drone-based camera platforms are becoming a […]
Exclusive Asked & Answered from the May issue of RotorDrone Magazine

Exclusive Asked & Answered from the May issue of RotorDrone Magazine

From our upcoming May issue of RotorDrone magazine here are some of the latest expert-answers for our reader’s questions. What are NOTAM advisories, and where can I find them for my area? The acronym “NOTAM” stands for “Notice to Airmen” and was put into place in April 1947. NOTAMs are informational advisories (not laws) and […]

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The fixed-wing PrecisionHawk Lancaster 5 being launched during the TCL2 demonstration at Reno-Stead Airport, October 2016. (Photo courtesy of NASA Ames/Dominic Hart)

Air Traffic Control for Drones

Within the next few years, millions of drones may be regularly flying over U.S. skies, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry partners on developing a system for managing drone air traffic. We recently spoke with NASA’s Parimal Kopardekar, Ph.D., manager […]
DR1 Race at Mojave Boneyard – Behind the Scenes

DR1 Race at Mojave Boneyard – Behind the Scenes

Setting up a single, highly competitive first-person-view (FPV) race is a lot of work. You need a location and a course setup, and you need to get the word out to competitors. Then you need to pull together your crew, lay down the rules, and get the video signals locked in so that each pilot […]

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Racing Drone Super Fast Fixes

Racing Drone Super Fast Fixes

FPV drone racing is unlike anything else I have ever tried, and it is extremely addictive. But to be competitive, you have to push it to the limits, and that means crashes—and more crashes. While these drones are pretty tough, there are times that repairs are needed. We visited with Daniel Sandoval, who does maintenance […]
How Technology Improves Commercial Drones

How Technology Improves Commercial Drones

A new industrial revolution is underway, and drones are a major catalyst. These airborne machines are being embraced by industries ranging from agriculture to energy and even insurance. In some instances, the capabilities afforded by drones are forcing companies to completely rethink the ways they do business. The current widespread employment of commercial drones was […]

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Drone News: Flyability Used in Law Enforcement

Drone News: Flyability Used in Law Enforcement

Watch out! This basketball-size drone is being used by one of the most prestigious special law enforcement units in the world, RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence), to perform indoor reconnaissance and intelligence in complex enclosed spaces. The Elios drone can bounce off walls and objects, so it’s ideal for use in situations inside buildings, and […]
Commercial Drone Insurance for AMA Members — Interview with Jeff Nance

Commercial Drone Insurance for AMA Members — Interview with Jeff Nance

For over 40 years, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, (the world’s largest model aviation association), has offered its membership liability insurance for recreational flying of model aircraft.  Recently, the AMA announced that it is now officially serving the commercial drone community and pilots by offering commercial drone insurance benefits for those who fly for business. […]
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