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FAA: Hurricane Response a “Landmark in the Evolution of Drone Usage”

FAA: Hurricane Response a “Landmark in the Evolution of Drone Usage” The FAA says that the assistance provided by UAV for hurricane response in Florida and Houston marks a “landmark in the evolution of drone usage.” “After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida last weekend, unmanned aircraft – more popularly, drones – have […]

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Drone Opportunities for Law Enforcement, Emergency Response

Drone Opportunities for Law Enforcement, Emergency Response DRONELIFE is attending the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas this week, and one of the early sessions hits a rapidly growing vertical in the drone industry: law enforcement and emergency response.  In a large room filled mostly with emergency services departments, many in uniform and almost all of […]

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How Drones are Helping the Fight Against Disease Outbreaks

How Drones are Helping the Fight Against Disease Outbreaks The constant beating of mosquito wings you hear this summer may soon include the buzzing of propellers from flying mosquito-killing machines, otherwise known as drones. Pioneered by the U.S. military, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, are bei…Read more… Source: {$feed_title) How Drones are Helping the […]

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Drone Industry Aids Red Cross in Hurricane Harvey Response

Drone Industry Aids Red Cross in Hurricane Harvey Response The FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.  But the Red Cross unmanned aircraft response team, organized by professional drone photography company PropellerHeads, is flying under an FAA COA in coordination with the Texas Air Operations Center and […]

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A New Drone First: Capturing a Total Solar Eclipse

A New Drone First: Capturing a Total Solar Eclipse 1979 was the last time a total solar eclipse graced the shores of the contiguous United States. It was 38 years ago when the first Sony Walkman came out, when 63 Americans were taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, and when the first Aliens […]

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Drones at Work Part 2: The New Buzz in Construction

Drones at Work Part 2: The New Buzz in Construction A FOUR PART SERIES In the last ‘Drones at Work’ article, I wrote about how drones are helping realtors increase sales by adding a new perspective to online house listings. If you haven’t read part one, then spend a few minutes to learn more about […]

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How Drones Can Improve Disaster Response and Relief

How Drones Can Improve Disaster Response and Relief The news is full of stories of crises around the globe, and getting much-needed aid and materials to affected areas – whether in times of natural disasters or ongoing humanitarian issues – can often be a challenge. Natural and manmade disasters often take out critical infrastructures, from […]

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Why We Love Drone-Based Building Inspection

Why We Love Drone-Based Building Inspection   Building inspections for large and complex structures can at times be tough, expensive, and risky. Unlike the older buildings that were basic and simple, most of the new developments have unique and complex designs. But regardless of the shape, complexity, or size, the developers and owners must comply with […]

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The Drone with a 5 Day Flight Time

The Drone with a 5 Day Flight Time Researchers at MIT have developed a gasoline powered drone with a 5 day flight time.  The glider-like drone is designed to carry a communications payload that could establish a temporary telecommunications network for disaster relief. The idea of using drones to establish temporary networks in disaster struck […]

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NOAA and Ryka UAS Teaming Up on Wetland Restoration Project

NOAA and Ryka UAS Teaming Up on Wetland Restoration Project SEATTLE, WA. (June 22, 2017) – This month, Ryka UAS will begin working on a wetland restoration project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). With 28 populations of salmon and steelhead listed as threatened or endangered due to habitat loss, Ryka UAS has […]

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