Friday , May 7 2021

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How Are Drones Used on Jobsites? Drone Industry Insights

Many drone companies trying to pinpoint their marketing efforts have asked how drones are used on jobsites. Now, the latest report from Drone Industry Insights (DRONEII) has the answer: from surveying to security, the Drone Application Report 2021 lists 237 different commercial application examples. Some companies focus on sectors: public safety, …

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The FAA UAS Symposium: Mark Your Calendars!

The FAA and AUVSI will co-host the FAA UAS Symposium again this year, at two information packed sessions held in June and September.  Mark your calendars for Episodes III and IV, June 9-10, 2021, and September 14-15, 2021. Register now for the opportunity to hear from industry experts and U.S. and international …

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Canadian Drone Industry Taking Off

The Canadian drone industry is thriving – and regulations are moving forward rapidly.  Dawn Zoldi gets an inside view from Glenn Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace, on how those regulations are developing and what’s coming next. Take Off in the Great White North!  By: Dawn M.K. Zoldi, Guest Contributor Canadian …

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AUVSI Xcellence Awards Swoop Aero

As the first part of AUVSI Xponential gets underway, the applications have been evaluated.  At the AUVSI Xcellence Awards Swoop Aero has been named a finalist for their humanitarian drone missions for the third year in a row. “The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals and organisations who …

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AIRT Emergency Response Remote Pilots and Drones

image courtesy AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS At today’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL Virtual Conference, the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) and DRONERESPONDERS is making an announcement that could save lives all over the world.   Emergency response remote pilots, their equipment, and public safety UAS programs will be listed together in a geo-referenced database …

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Know FAA Flight Rules Police Yourself Public Safety Drone

In this week’s public safety column, Steve Rhode writes about what’s most important in developing a safety culture in the drone industry.  Pilots: know the FAA flight rules, and police yourselves. The following is one of a biweekly series on public safety drone issues by Steve Rhode, Chief Pilot with the …

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Women in Advanced Air Mobility: Building a New Industry

Don’t Miss: Women in Advanced Air Mobility, May 20th, 2021 It’s no secret that women are under-represented in the aerospace industry: but the drone industry has a lot to offer women interested in a professional career.  “Now, Wisk Aero, Women and Drones, and the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium in …

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Introducing Skydio Cloud – and X2 Ships

A major news announcement from US drone maker Skydio introduces the Skydio Cloud: and says the highly anticipated X2 is shipping now. Skydio X2 Shipping Now “Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced it is now shipping Skydio X2 drones with dual …

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Building a drone safety management system

A drone safety management system (SMS) is critical to building a culture of safety in the organization.  Safety expert Fred Roggero explains how to develop an effective SMS. Don’t Fly Blind – The Four Pillars of Safety Management By: Dawn M.K. Zoldi (Guest Contributor) A solid Safety Management System (SMS) …

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Girl Scout Cookies by Drone: Wing Helps Local Troop

Drone logistics and delivery expert Wing helped local troops deliver Girl Scout Cookies by drone this spring. Delivering in Christianburg, VA as part of the FAA Integration Pilot Program and now the BEYOND program, Wing has made extraordinary efforts to work with the community of Christianburg, VA.  As a result, …

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Drone Swarms: the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

Dyson Swarm: Rfc, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons By: Dawn M.K Zoldi The buzz around drone swarms, multiple unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) capable of coordinating their actions to accomplish shared objectives, has created a bad image in the minds of many. “Swarm” has a negative connotation, evoking images of killer …

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Drones for Trash Cleanup in Danish Waterways

A project using drones for trash clean up in Denmark could show the way to saving the oceans from an environmental disaster caused by the massive volume of plastic that pollutes them.  (Part two of a two-part series on the use of drone-captured images and machine-learning software in the cause …

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Parrot and Rapid Imaging Offer AR for ANAFI Drones

Parrot and Rapid Imaging brings AR situational awareness to professional drone users Advanced geospatial augmented reality overlays now compatible with ANAFI platform drones Parrot, the leading European drone group, announced today its partnership with Rapid Imaging – a technology provider delivering geospatial augmented reality (AR) and situational awareness solutions to government …

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Drone Swarms for Firefighting Future of Fire Suppression

image courtesy DroneMasters Are drone swarms for firefighting the future of fire supression?  New work from engineer and mathematician Elena Ausonio and a team of Italian researchers suggests that they could be. The following is a guest post by Max Lenz, Executive Editor and project manager at the Berlin-based DroneMasters …

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3D Models on Mobile Devices Pix4d viDoc RTK Rover

Photogrammetry experts Pix4D has launched survey-grade 3D modeling on mobile devices with RTK accuracy. The viDoc RTK rover enables ground-based RTK-grade 3D scanning with iOS mobile phones and tablets through the Pix4Dcatch app. “Conceived by viGram GmbH., a German company led by professional surveyors, the viDoc RTK rover is designed with an …

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Wingcopter Triple Drop Delivery Drone

Meet the Wingcopter triple drop delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198.  The German developer, manufacturer and service provider says that the new Wingcopter triple drop delivery vehicle could set a new industry standard in the competitive drone delivery sector.  “The Wingcopter 198 is an all-electric, vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL), fixed-wing drone that has been designed from …

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