year : 2019 145 results

Korea flies to victory at the 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final

Congratulations to 16-year-old Korean drone pilot Changhyeon Kang: the new FAI World Drone Racing Champion! The talented young drone ace fought off stiff competition to climb to the top of the podium in Xiangshan Ningbo, China, alongside Australia’s Thomas Bitmatta, 20, in second ...

FAA Approves Rare Permit to Replant After Wildfires

The privately held startup obtained an additional amendment to its already unprecedented FAA Part 333 exemption that enables them to operate their seed-planting drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) in forested and post-fire areas.  This means the company can operate beyond a pilot's ...

SkyPixel And DJI Launch Aerial Photo & Video Contest Celebrating 5th Anniversary

DJI and SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community, today announced the annual Aerial Photo & Video Contest celebrating SkyPixel’s 5th anniversary. Running from December 3, 2019 to February 3, 2020, this year’s contest introduces a special “Aerial Story” category ...

Lockheed Martin & Drone Racing League Announce A.I. Robotic Racing Circuit Champions

Lockheed Martin and The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing circuit, today announced the winning AlphaPilot team of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, the premier autonomous drone racing series that accelerates AI innovation ...

Altitude Angel Adds Recreational LAANC Service To Its Flight Planning Platforms

Altitude Angel, the world’s leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) technology provider, today announced it has added Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Exception of Recreational Flying/Section 44809 service in its products, meaning its U.S.-based recreational drone ...

Pilot List Announced For The 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final

Pilot selection for the upcoming 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final has been finalized. A total of 112 pilots will compete over four days in Xiangshan Ningbo, China, 11-14 December 2019 for the title of FAI World Drone Racing Champion. FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel ...

Nokia And Sendai City Test Wireless Connected Drones For Tsunami Alerts

Sendai City and Nokia successfully conducted a test flight of a Nokia drone on a private LTE network provided by Nokia Digital Automation Cloud. They tested the potential use of drones during a tsunami or other disasters to help in prevention and mitigation efforts. The test verified that ...

Amazing ‘Ghost Plane’ Created By 800 Drones At Air Show

Visitors to the 2019 Nanchang Flight Convention were treated to a majestic skyscape of glowing drones, creating what appears to be a propeller plane, an airliner, and a fighter jet. The spectacular choreography was just one part of the convention, an industry event designed to show off China...

DJI Demonstrates Direct Drone-To-Phone Remote Identification

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones, pioneering an easy way for anyone with a smartphone to monitor nearby drones for enhanced safety, security and peace ...

Volocopter And John Deere Team Up For A Crop-spraying Autonomous Agricultural Drone

John Deere and Volocopter are presenting the first large drone adapted for agricultural use at AGRITECHNICA. A demonstrator model of the VoloDrone equipped with a John Deere crop protection sprayer, which is ready for its first field flight, can be seen in the Future Technology Zone in Hall 13. ...