month : 12/2019 6 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 ...