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Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

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Via BBC News Near miss We have just suggested 3 Main Rules When Flying Drones that of course included not flying near airports. And now here is a report on some idiot flying near one of the largest and most busy airports in the UK, London’s Heathrow causing a near miss situation with a commercial aircraft. Common sense seems like ... Read More »

House To Hold Drone Hearing

Via The Hill Lawmakers in the House will holding a hearing next week to discuss the possibility of allowing nonmilitary drones flying alongside commercial airplanes in the U.S. The hearing comes as the Federal Aviation Administration faces increased pressure to approve a rapid expansion of U.S. drone use. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Friday it would hold a ... Read More »

UAVs Bring New Dimension In Crime Scene Investigation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police started using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to help them with their work on collision and crime scene investigation. It allows the investigations to be conducted under all weather conditions and provides broader views than the traditional procedures. The Project This past September, an experimental project was organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Pix4D, using Draganfly UAV ... Read More »

Carbon Flyer – A Drone From The TV Shop Guys

I have stumbled upon an interesting “drone” project with a successful crowdfunding campaign again, called Carbon Flyer. I guess these projects attract a lot of people and investors also, specially now that GoPro is also on its way to develop an in-house drone product line.   This project seems to be very interesting at first glance as they are right, ... Read More »

Parrot Invests $2M In Agriculture Drone Startup

It is good to see that new startups slowly make their way into agriculture drone projects as the ag scenes is clearly one of the most lucrative fields yet underexploited by tech companies. As simple PR stunt drone news like the one by TGI Friday’s and delivery drone news announcements swarm news channels, it is refreshing to see that a ... Read More »

Plexidrone Gets New Design And X8 As Crowdfunding Ends

A couple of months ago we have previously reported on a very exciting Indiegogo campaign product, the Pelxidrone. Of course we are aware that crowdfunding products involve risks as to how much the advertised features actually materialize, but we have high hopes for Plexidrone as they have raised nearly nine times their original goals and maxed out their stretch goals ... Read More »

How About Drone Fried Turkey For Thanksgiving?

Ok, this is another silly drone stunt that a Riverdale, Maryland UAV dealer and service provider pulled off for this Thanksgiving holiday to promote their Black Friday sales specials. They’ve tethered a turkey to an octocopter and fried it. Normally, we dislike self-serving stunts like this, but doing something silly is more acceptable during a holiday weekend when we do ... Read More »

GoDrone? A GoPro Drone To Hit The Market in 2015

The Wall Street Journal has released an interesting rumor today that GoPro Inc. is developing its own line of consumer drones to expand from its core business of making wearable video cameras popular with surfers and other sports enthusiasts, according to people familiar with its plans. The article is behind a pay wall, so we are trying to get the you ... Read More »

A Pilot License To Fly a Drone? They’ve Got To Be Kidding

We have briefly reported Yesterday about the Wall Street Journal (paywall) article that suggests restrictive regulations are to be expected by FAA requiring practically a drone pilot license to fly a drone. As the article is behind a paywall and most of you probably haven’t had the chance to read it in full, we thought it makes sense to elaborate on this ... Read More »

Totally Lame Drone PR Stunt from TGI Friday’s

This story surfaced a couple of days ago and I am sure many of you have seen it. At the same time, I just had to come back to it because I feel that it’s as cheesy as it gets and it’s astonishing to see how many media outlets took this gig seriously. Small and large companies continue to announce ... Read More »