Drones

How a Pilot Certificate Can Help You Land One of These Non-Flying Careers

Ever wondered what else your pilot certificate is good for? Or perhaps you’re burned out on flying and wonder if there’s anything else you might be …

Employment

Drone video shows Liverpool blast destruction

Drone footage shows the extent of the destruction after a suspected gas explosion on Merseyside. Two people were seriously injured and 32 others hurt.

Prince William’s air ambulance nearly hit by drone narrowly averting disaster

<b>Prince William’s air ambulance came within seconds of catastrophic mid air-collision with a drone.</b><p>The helicopter, which the Prince flies regularly …

Royal Family

Wirral explosion: First daylight drone footage reveals devastation caused by huge 'gas blast' which injured dozens

This drone footage and photographs shot today reveal the extensive devastation caused by the huge 'gas blast' which injured dozens of people in the …

A Flying Superman Elbow Created A Spectacular Mid-Air TKO

Kun Lun Fight 59<p>Just when you think the combat sports world is slowing down on the delivery of phenomenal highlights, Chinese kickboxing promotion Kunlun Fight delivers a mid-air collision that looks like an explosion of limbs.<p>At first, you may think this is just some sloppy but aggressive fighters …

UFC

Prince William's air ambulance helicopter 'half a SECOND from deadly mid-air collision with drone at 1,900ft'

Prince William's helicopter came within half a second of a potentially deadly collision with a drone, it has been claimed.<p>The frightening near-miss …

Royal Family

Terrorist behind Marriott hotel bombing killed in US drone strike

A U.S. airstrike earlier this month in southeast Afghanistan killed the man behind the Marriott hotel attack in Pakistan, the Pentagon said late …

Terrorism

Flying drones over the internet isn't the future we wanted, but it's the one we've got

We were promised jetpacks, but as many-a-scholar has noted, here we are knocking on 2020's door and we are still jetpackless. We have, however, …

Photography

Apple Park: Three new drone flyovers (video)

With the official opening only a week away, the sky above Apple’s new headquarters is thick with drones.<p>Duncan Sinfield (3/22/17)<p>Igor America …

5 Steps to Becoming a Commercial Pilot

Want to become a commercial pilot? First, it helps to know exactly what you're getting into, starting with the definition of "commercial pilot."<p>Many …

Aviation

Drone captures incredible video of rare whale behavior

- An NOAA drone captured incredible video from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary that shows a humpback whale with its …

Los Angeles

Flying Taxis Could Soon Be Coming To A Sky Near You

Dubai plans to roll out the first driverless taxi drone this summer.<p>Flying taxis and other futuristic passenger vehicles are about to take a giant leap out of science fiction and into reality.<p>It’s not exactly the vision of the “Back To The Future” film trilogy, which predicted that by 2015 we’d …

Singapore

Watch These Old World War II Bombers Launch Target Drones

Early in the Cold War, the Royal Canadian Air Force modified two iconic Lancasters to carry early unmanned aircraft.<p>Youtube screencap<p>While unmanned …

Military History

Drone crashes through 23rd floor window at Buffalo City Hall

An aerial drone crashed through a window on the 23rd floor of Buffalo City Hall.<p>No one was in the office when the craft landed in an office late …

Buffalo

Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings

UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is building a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly. The project, which started in June 2015 with a feasibility study, is being funded with £1.5 million from the UK Ministry of Defence, via DSTL, the Defence Science …

Technology

Drone technology among next-generation impacts on farming

It sounds like a giant bumblebee, the 2-foot-square drone whirring to life. Its four props lift it off the ground outside Bruce Bowsher's house and …

Agriculture

Amazon drone delivers sunscreen: Will this be the future?

The online retailer's delivery drone made its public debut in the United States on Monday.<p>March 25, 2017 —In its first public demonstration in the …

Amazon

How the History of Aerial Photography Ultimately Inspired the Creation of Drones

A century ago, the airplane and high-altitude photography dramatically changed <b>the way landscapes were seen and understood</b>. In its rich and varied …

Aerial Photography

Drone-Fired "Viper Strike" Kill Al Qaeda #2?

In one sense the death of Abu al-Khayr al-Masri is no mystery. The Pentagon has acknowledged that it carried out a drone strike near Idlib in Syria …

War

Amazon casts shade at retail rivals with its first public Prime Air delivery - a box of sunscreen

Amazon is reporting the success of its drone delivery service, having announced the completion of its first public US drop-off.<p>The Prime Air project …

Amazon

Lifting off: Lynchburg students build drones during break

Students at Lynchburg City Schools lifted earlier this month with drones they built, from the circuit board up, as part of an information technology …

Education

How to Become a Multi-Engine Pilot

If you want to fly higher, farther and faster, you'll want to earn an airplane multi-engine rating in addition to a private pilot certificate or …

Aviation

Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprints

Drone mapping of dinosaurs' tracks is expected to revolutionise the way researchers investigate dinosaurs.<p>Dinosaur research just got more high tech, …

Paleontology

Future of farming: smart autonomous drones with eyes on the field

Farmers have another tool to help them in the field.<p>With smartphones in hand, tech-savvy farmers are able to fly heavy duty drones out to do everything from crop dusting to surveying the health of the plants.<p>And with smarter software, drones can do more autonomously, making the process more …

Agriculture

Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first time

Amazon has taken another small autonomous step toward drone delivery.<p>The company completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at a robotics conference in California on Monday, within the airspace of the Palm Springs Airport.<p>The drone lands in a field, …

Amazon

7 Key Facts You Need to Know Before Investing In Drone Technology

More and more companies are putting drones to work, including tech giants, manufacturers, utilities, and news organizations. With a broad range of practical applications and rapidly evolving technology, drones offer huge untapped potential, but not every market offers equal opportunities for …

Business

Watch Amazon’s Prime Air drone make its first demo delivery in the US

They drone dropped off a couple of bottles of sunscreen at Amazon’s invite-only robotic conference<p>Amazon has been testing its Prime Air delivery drones for years now, but this week IT made its first public demo of the system in the US. A Prime Air drone dropped off some bottles of sunscreen for …

Amazon

Wet or dry, the HexH2O Pro v2 will fly

Drones are invaluable for photographers and filmmakers keen to capture the world from the skies, but their effectiveness is limited as soon as it …

Gear & Gadgets

IBM Filed a Patent for a Drone That Acts Like a Dogsitter

The next frontier for drones could involve using them to watch over your pet while you’re at work.<p>IBM (ibm) filed a patent that was published …

Technology

US Military's 'Gremlin' Program Lets Pilots Launch and Snag Drones in Midair

The U.S. military is developing a fairy-tale-inspired "Gremlin" program that aims to launch and retrieve drones in midair.<p>"Gremlins" are a swarm of …

DARPA