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Flyers beware: Councils clamp down on use of drones and model planes in public places

A growing number of councils and local government departments are introducing by-laws to restrict where drones can be flown. Soon councils along the 70-kilometre stretch of Adelaide’s coastline — from Outer Harbor to Sellick Beach — will have uniform restrictions. City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Onkaparinga and City of Holdfast Bay councils already have by-laws restricting drone usage, with the City of West Torrens about to introduce its own. Specialist local government by-laws lawyer Cimon Burke said the laws were being put in place to ensure all residents…

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Shooting Drones Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Shooting drones out of the sky

Legislation making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature aims to allow property owners to lawfully shoot down a drone trespassing over their property. But that could put the state on a collision course with the federal government. The bill, S.B. 660, would allow the destruction of a drone flying over someone’s private property. After passing the Judiciary Committee by an 11-0 vote on Feb. 21, the Senate floor version of the bill reads: “Any person owning or controlling real estate or other premises who voluntarily damages or destroys a…

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Drone Transportation and Passenger Drones Drones In The News 

Forget Flying Cars: Passenger Drones May Be Hovering Soon at a Location Near You

The dream of the flying car could come down to earth before it gets off the ground. Rising in its place: a network of self-flying drones big enough to ferry individual commuters around town. That’s the future envisioned by several start-ups that are developing so-called “passenger drones,” which could shrink commute times from hours to minutes. At first blush, human-carrying drones sound no more realistic than flying cars. Until recently inventors had never been able to marry automobiles and aircraft in a practical way. Yet a few companies have kept…

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Emirati student builds drones for the greater good

Emirati postgraduate student Talib Al Hinai is, quite literally, flying high. He will shortly present his drone research to members of British parliament, has just been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Europe for this year and he still has another six years to retain his place on the prestigious list. Mr Al Hinai, 24, has been in the UK since 2010 when he joined University of Manchester to study mechatronic engineering. Then, just a week after finishing his first-class bachelor’s degree, he began a doctorate at London’s…

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Micro-Drone Racing is Taking Off

At first glance, a micro drone doesn’t look substantial. It’s small and can fit in the palm of your hand. Its rotors look like four tiny wheels. But don’t underestimate it — these micro drones are going to be the future of drone racing and become the new racecars. These miniature mean machines can accelerate from 0 to 20 mph in two seconds, and unlike regular racing drones, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly them. That’s why Brad Foxhoven, founder and CEO of drone racing organization DR1 Racing,…

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Drones over Private Property Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Bill would give civil immunity to those who destroy drones over private property

Drones over Private Property OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill headed to the Senate floor would make property owners who destroy drones flying over their land immune from civil action, if there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, is the author of Senate Bill 660. The measure passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 11-0 on Feb. 21. Shortey said he wants to have it heard by the full Senate this week or next. The two-page bill is relatively simple. “A person…

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Drones are Changing Real Estate Top Drone News Stories 

9 ways drones are changing real estate

Drones are Changing Real Estate What’s that buzzing above the neighbor’s house? As the spring home-buying season gets underway, drones may be a more common sight above homes about to go on the market. More and more real estate professionals are turning to drone photography and videos to better market their listings. In August 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration loosened its restrictions on the use of drones. Drone pilots no longer need an FAA pilot’s license — just a remote pilot certificate that costs about $150 — and drones are…

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The U.S. Military Tracking ISIS Drones Drones In The News 

Air Force Works to Track ISIS Drones to the Source

Tracking ISIS Drones The U.S. Air Force and Joint Coalition aren’t waiting for deadly drones used by the Islamic State to pop into the airspace and menace troops. Airmen are actively on the hunt for them, said Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. “Purchasing a system that just defends a space … is more of an industrial age solution, and we need to go to the information age solution,” he told reporters during a media roundtable Thursday here at the Air Force Association’s Air…

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Ford Drone Delivery Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Ford Explores Drone Delivery from Self-driving Vans

Ford unveiled a new concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today: an electric self-driving delivery van that can launch a fleet of drones to pick up and drop off packages in hard-to-reach places. The automaker said the idea fits into its self-styled “City of Tomorrow,” a high concept vision of the future involving autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing, and a bevy of other transportation buzz words. “Autolivery,” as the concept is called, is geared toward solving the last-mile challenge in delivery, specifically the last 15 meters between the delivery truck and…

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Drone vs drone: UK develops new remote control weapons that will be able to shoot down jihadis’ aircraft

Helicopter drones which could shoot down Islamic State’s new remote-controlled weapons are under development, the Defence Secretary announced yesterday. Sir Michael Fallon said the terror group’s latest drone tactics in Iraq – in which they drop grenades from the skies – had been a ‘wake-up call’ for Britain. Unmanned craft would enable the UK to stay ahead of enemies as they would be faster, fly for longer, and spare pilots from any risk, he said. In a speech at Oxford University to engineers and academics, he said drone wars were…

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