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NZ :- Drone operator fined $3000 for 'favour' to Palmerston North City Council

THOMAS HEATON<p>Doing a “favour” for the Palmerston North City Council has left one Ashhurst man with thousands of dollars in fines.<p>Robert Edwards …

Indiegogo :- Personal full carbon smart drone ERIDA

<i>The ERIDA drone constantly tracks where you are and follows you automatically keeping the camera on you and captures your every move.</i><p>We set out to …

From Amazon.com to iron ore mines, drones are on the rise

First it was driverless trucks and trains, now Australia’s biggest mining companies are turning to drones for a competitive advantage.<p>With mines, …

DJI first to 500 333 exemption airframes

Earlier this week Dajiang Innovation Technology Co. (DJI) became the first company to exceed 500 N registered aircraft in the USA.<p>It might raise …

Drone companies flourishing in the Flathead

By Seaborn Larson/The Daily Inter Lake<p>When people spot an unmanned aerial vehicle, more commonly known as a drone, it can be unnerving for some who …

Loss of operator control involving an Aeronavics SkyJib 8

On 29 March 2015, an Aeronavics SkyJib 8 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) was being used to assist with media coverage of the International Cricket …

Sampling CO2 and methane over Ascension Island using UAVs

A team of scientists and engineers have been able to sample methane and CO2 gases in the remote South Atlantic thanks to the redesign of an …

Drone shuts down air operations at Oliver fire scene

BY BETHANY LINDSAY, VANCOUVER SUN<p>OLIVER, B.C. — The intrusion of a small drone into the airspace above an uncontained wildfire near Oliver grounded …

The new, underground sport of first-person drone racing

by David Stock (UK)<p>If you hadn’t noticed, drones and quadcopters are rather popular right now. Hardly a day goes by without some kind of automated or …

FAA considering new drone registration rules

By KRIS VAN CLEAVE<p>The Department of Transportation is reviewing whether the FAA has the authority to require drones be registered at their point of …

Drones

The Register:- Drone racing sells robot soul to Mammon with launch of racing league

<b>Overpaid creative team has coined the Ronseal name of ‘Drone Racing League’</b><p>The hitherto sexy underground world of drone racing is to follow in the …

Developer Stephen Ross’s RSE Ventures Invests in Drone Racing

By EMILY NONKO<p>Developer Stephen Ross is renowned in real estate for high-profile projects around the country and in sports for his ownership of the …

Drones give law enforcement a new edge, but raise concerns

Michaelle Bond, <i>Inquirer Staff Writer</i><p>As the camera attached to its underbelly snapped pictures, the drone glided a few hundred feet above the quiet, …

Eye in the sky: Crews test drone during mountain rescue

Firefighters in B.C. are testing out a small camera-equipped drone as a way to save time during rescues.<p>Langford B.C. firefighters used a borrowed …

GPS Attacks That Can Kill DJI Drones Or Bypass White House Ban

When a government intelligence staffer managed to crash his DJI Phantom drone on White House property, the Chinese manufacturer took the decision to …

The White House

Safe UAV Operations Around Low-Flying, Manned Aircraft

Its this weeks spot the group running scared campaign.<p><i>Let’s Be Fair About Sharing The Air</i>…. Come on chaps really. What about get out the way you …

Aviation

Somerset Police are first in Kentucky authorized to fly unmanned aircraft

SOMERSET, Ky (WKYT) – Somerset Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in Kentucky to be authorized to fly unmanned aircraft.<p>The …

Policing

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: $75,000 in rewards could be offered in drone incidents

BY RICHARD BROOKS<p>Bounties totaling $75,000 could be paid to tipsters who help convict whoever flew drones that interfered with firefighting aircraft …

Drone quadcopter catches kids on the roof of a school in Donegal

by <b>Brian Lloyd</b><p><b>As long as everyone’s filming everyone else, crime will never go unpunished. Or maybe not.</b><p>YouTuber Stephen Coyle was out flying his …

Donegal

Drone operators take to skies for local church

A local drone company is going to great lengths — make that <i>heights</i> — to help a historical Rochester church solve its water problem.<p>For several …

Unmanned Aircraft

Sky-Futures Launch New Rapid Response Service and Safety Overwatch Drone Service to Inspect and Monitor Offshore Installations in the North Sea

<b>ABERDEEN, UK.</b>Sky-Futures, the leading UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) inspection specialists for the Oil and Gas industry have expanded their services …

North Sea

Reichert, drone company met secretly for months

Mayor Robert Reichert and Olaeris officials negotiated secretly for at least nine months about the company’s $5.7 million emergency-response drones …

Loudon County EMA receives drone, says might not be able to use it

LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — At the Loudon County Emergency Management Agency, Daryl Smith is always looking for new ways to keep his community safe.<p>…

Drones

Ninox Robotics About to Launch Military-grade Drone for Agricultural Surveillance

You may not have heard of Ninox Robotics yet, but the company is in the midst of bringing an Australian-first drione service to farmers, government …

City considers drone ban at events after two Summerfest drone crashes

<b>ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –</b> There was a crowd of thousands on Central Saturday and two drones flying overhead. One of them crashed into a tree, barely …

Australian Chad Nowak wins international drone racing competition in California

An Australian man has blitzed an international drone racing competition taking out first prize in three events to bring home more than $15,000 in …

Canada's first drone festival taking place near Gull Lake

BY MARK MELNYCHUK, LEADER-POST<p>Aside from the obvious fact that there’s lots of open space to fly them here, Craig Baird says drones are a technology …

Drone Startups Take Flight in Asia

By NEWLEY PURNELL<p>SINGAPORE—Half a dozen men gathered around a workbench in a government building one morning asTack Wai Wong, an engineering expert …

Drone makes first legal doorstep delivery in milestone flight

The first federally approved drone delivery went off without a hitch. And no, Amazon had nothing to do with it.<p>It may not have been as long as a …