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High-Risk Operations: Embry-Riddle bridge-inspection challenges

Pilot Report To any person who has ever uttered the phrase, “Those who can’t do, teach,” I’d like to extend an invitation: spend a day on the flight line with Dr. Scott Burgess of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus Department of Flight. For myself, I’ve always had the utmost respect for the teaching profession, […]
Missing Cows Found by Drone

Missing Cows Found by Drone

When a herd of cows mysteriously disappeared the quickest way to find them was to try to spot them from a bird’s-eye view. So the worried farmer turned to newly qualified drone pilot John Allcock to find the missing 100-strong herd. After all, every second was vital, especially if they had wandered onto roads. John’s […]

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Remote ID & Universal Traffic Management: Your top 10 questions answered

Remote ID & Universal Traffic Management: Your top 10 questions answered

Remote Identification (RI), Universal Traffic Management (UTM), and drones connected to wireless networks are top of mind in the drone industry right now. To get the inside story on these topics, I sat down with Skyward President Mariah Scott and Skyward Co-Founder & Director of Aviation Network Technology Eric Ringer for an Executive Roundtable webinar […]
Drone News | UAS | Drone Racing | Aerial Photos & Videos | Police Force Solution

Police Force Solution

Curious about how to best protect its 36 square mile jurisdiction—a large portion of which is occupied by a lake—the Town of Linn Police Department in Wisconsin wanted to explore the growing trend of using drones to help solve different cases, from drug busts to locating lost children and felons on the run. A popular […]

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Army UAVs Avoid Powerlines

Army UAVs Avoid Powerlines

At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, researchers have developed a novel sensor and software application to detect and avoid energized power lines in the vicinity of unmanned aerial system, or UAS. The goal is to provide autonomous systems sufficient time and distance to react, avoid wires and navigate follow-on maneuvers. Army […]
Mission Profile: 3D Mapping An Osprey Nest (On a Cell Tower!)

Mission Profile: 3D Mapping An Osprey Nest (On a Cell Tower!)

Wildlife conservation is one use for small, civil uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) that is seldom listed among the marquee applications for the technology, such orthomosaic mapping, industrial inspection, and emergency response, to name a few, yet it has the potential to make significant contributions to environmental preservation. That’s what I learned when June Stephens, an […]

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Drones For Conservation

Drones For Conservation

When you hear the word “drones” the first thing that comes to mind is probably not conservation. But as the technology of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones continues to advance, they are proving useful in many facets of conservation work. At the forefront of this venture is The Nature Conservancy’s Gustavo Lozada, technology and […]
5 Cinematic Drone Shots [VIDEO]

5 Cinematic Drone Shots [VIDEO]

Looking to up your aerial videography game? These may be the only five drone shots you’ll ever need! Check out this terrific video from the Drone Film Guide.

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Deuce Drone & Buffalo Wild Wings Delivery

Deuce Drone & Buffalo Wild Wings Delivery

Founded in 2019, Deuce Drone’s goal is to solve the last mile delivery problem for “brick and mortar” retailers by enabling drone shipment from existing stores. Leveraging the current infrastructure of its clients, Deuce Drone designs, builds and operates drone delivery systems to transform retail stores into customer fulfillment centers, which helps retailers compete with […]
Drone News | UAS | Drone Racing | Aerial Photos & Videos | Hurricane Response: Free Virtual Workshop

Hurricane Response: Free Virtual Workshop

Hurricane Season is here. Is your drone team ready? Hear from the experts on how drones can assist the state with hurricane response in this free virtual workshop, July 31st, 12-4pm EDT.  The growing use of drones enabled emergency managers and first responders to more quickly and safety gather aerial images and videos that improves […]
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