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DOT Secretary Has Three Proposals For Drone Integration

DOT Secretary Has Three Proposals For Drone Integration

Yesterday, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced three proposals to move drone integration forward at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting, saying, “drones…are well on their way to mainstream deployment.” The first proposal would allow drones to operate at night and over people without a waiver under certain conditions such as the operator having proper […]
1 Million Flights by DroneDeploy Customers

1 Million Flights by DroneDeploy Customers

San Francisco-based DroneDeploy, the world’s leading commercial drone software company, announced today that its customers have safely conducted more than 1 million automated drone flights around the world. This milestone was made possible by 4,000+ DroneDeploy customers as aerial data powered smarter workflows in industries as diverse as construction, agriculture, energy, and emergency management. DroneDeploy’s […]

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UAS Drones Disaster Conference, March 7-8

UAS Drones Disaster Conference, March 7-8

The inaugural UAS DRONES Disaster Conference (UASDISCON) Los Angeles is scheduled for the Columbia Memorial Space Center from March 7-8, 2019.  The event will feature keynote speakers with vast expertise in using unmanned systems for fire rescue, emergency management, and public safety.  Fire Chief Charles Werner (Ret.), Chairman of the National Council on Public Safety […]
AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards

AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards

Are you using drones for good? (Or maybe you know someone who is!) Applications for the AUVSI Xcellence Humanitarian awards are now being accepted. Here’s the scoop: AUVSI Xponential, the annual international gathering for leaders in unmanned technology, is pleased to invite nominations for the second annual AUVSI Xcellence Humanitarian Awards. Proudly sponsored by DJI, the world’s […]

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A Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co. (DJI) Phantom drone is flown during a property inspection following Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, U.S. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

State Farm Flies Over People & BVLOS

State Farm has become the first company granted a national waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones over people and beyond the pilot’s line of sight. The Bloomington-based insurer says increased use of drones will help it more efficiently deploy claims workers after a catastrophe strikes, when people may be blocked by water, […]
National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

Airborne Works is proud to announce a special support initiative for 2019 to help public safety agencies. From their press release: “This program is for any public safety groups in need of UAV assets and or seeking to acquire UAV/thermal aerial systems or ground based Lidar solutions for accident and crime scene reconstruction or any […]

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CES Highlights

CES Highlights

Highly anticipated by tech geeks everywhere, the CES show (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) never fails to disappoint! Here are a few of our favorite finds from this year’s extravaganza.
Best of CES: 5 Top Drones & Tech

Best of CES: 5 Top Drones & Tech

At the 2019 CES extravaganza in Las Vegas, we were blown away by the new, innovative drones and gear on display! Here are RotorDrone’s top picks from the event.           SwellPro Spry           This waterproof drone can land in water and even has a waterproof controller! Nothing […]

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K-State’s Free Webinar

K-State’s Free Webinar

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering a free webinar and live question-and-answer session with UAS experts to discuss important safety practices, flying rules and regulations and tips for operating your UAS. The session will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Experts will discuss the difference between hobby and commercial UAS operations, safety considerations when […]
Solar Drones Help Native Americans

Solar Drones Help Native Americans

A Native American community in northern New Mexico will soon get help from solar-powered drones to monitor its vast land holdings from above. Under a new partnership with Santa Fe-based Wildflower International, unmanned aerial systems made by Albuquerque-based Silent Falcon UAS Technologies will assist Pojoaque Pueblo in managing its roaming bison herd, mapping cultural sites […]
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