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Drone Search and Rescue- Mission Ready – Part Two

Drone Search and Rescue- Mission Ready – Part Two

The rain was so heavy that, in no time, we were all completely drenched. We didn’t have time to put on our rain gear. Luckily, I had decided to pack the drone in a dry bag inside the backpack. So at least I knew that the Phantom 4 would stay dry. The conditions got worse […]
Drones Play Increasing Role in Harvey Recovery Efforts

Drones Play Increasing Role in Harvey Recovery Efforts

This is a very good short article from Drone University USA on the use of drones for hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.  Be sure to check out their website for more information:  droneuniversityusa.com For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become integral parts of government and corporate […]

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UAS for Search and Rescue

UAS for Search and Rescue

Looking through the Trees When an autistic 11-year-old on his bike went missing with his dad’s rifle this past August, Alaska State Troopers had a problem. They couldn’t activate their normal search-and-rescue protocols because a gun was involved; they didn’t want to take a chance of putting search crews in danger. They instead called the […]
Drone used for the first time in a major search at Grand Canyon

Drone used for the first time in a major search at Grand Canyon

This story from the AP shows just how far drones have come in helping out search and rescue efforts.  Please know that drones are still not legal for use in any National Park by the public, so don’t fly your  drones in any National Park, you will be fined.     PHOENIX (AP) — The […]

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The search area off Key West from the vantage point of the Phantom drone. Photo by ABJ Drones

Drone Aids Search for Missing Diver

A Cranbury, NJ drone company aided the search for a missing Canadian filmmaker following a dive on the Alligator Reef off the Florida Keys. Search and rescue crews recovered the body of filmmaker Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, just before officially calling off the search Friday night. Stewart went missing after returning to the […]
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