month : 06/2016 10 results

Drone Racing Provides Advertisers with Millennial Eyeballs!

It was a noteworthy week for the emergence of drone racing as a mainstream sport. First, ADWEEK, the publication of and for the advertising community published a story on drone racing, Millennial Males’ Love For Drone Racing Might Help it Become the Next Nascar.  The piece documented the rapid ...

Watch a Terrifyingly Fast 115 MPH Drone Race a Sports Car

 Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing—or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It can accelerate ...

How to Get Your FAA Drone Pilot License (For First-Time and Current Pilots)

This page is a how-to guide on getting your Part 107 certificate based upon my knowledge as a current FAA certificated flight instructor (CFI & CFII) and aviation attorney. There are two sections to this page: (1) instructions for first time pilots and (2) instructions for current manned ...

Stay Away From The CA Wildfires! Complaints About Drones

U.S. Forest Service officials are asking drone operators to stay away from the CA wildfires, as firefighters complain that drones are interfering with their efforts.Nine different wildfires are still burning throughout California, with almost 70,000 acres burned so far.  Over 5,000 ...

First U.S. Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery Demo is a Success

 Independent drone delivery service Flirtey and Dr. Timothy Amukele, an assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, have successfully conducted the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the United States.During the demonstration, held at Cape ...

Are Drones Really a Threat to Aircraft?

Lately, headlines of drones being flown near airports have been making the rounds all over the world. Although there has not been a single incident where an air crash has been blamed on a drone, the question that begs to be answered is — are drones really a threat to aircrafts?You’d be ...

EHang Launches First-Ever Autonomous Aerial Vehicle EHang 184 at CES

Groundbreaking Vehicle Marks a New Chapter in Transportation; Initial Design Showcased at CESEHang, a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company, unveiled today at CES the EHang 184, the world’s first electric, personal Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) that will achieve humanity’s ...

Yuneec’s Typhoon H Delivers Professional Features at a Prosumer Price

Typhoon H Provides Drone Enthusiasts with Six Rotors, 360-Degree Gimbal Camera and Retractable Gear In A Compact DesignONTARIO: Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its Typhoon series with the unveiling of the Typhoon H, a new ...

DJI Introduces Next-Generation Matrice 600 Aerial Platform

New M600, A3 flight controller and Ronin-MX offer unprecedented professional imaging capabilityDJI on Sunday introduced the Matrice 600, its next-generation aerial platform, marking a new era for professional aerial photography, filmmaking and industrial applications.The M600 integrates ...

FAA Steps Up Research of Drone Countermeasures

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is stepping up research into systems that could protect airports from rogue drones. Under its “Pathfinder” initiative on unmanned aircraft systems, the FAA in May signed cooperative research and development agreements to test prototype counter-drone ...