Professional Charter Jet Pilots Bring Experience to Startup Drone Business Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Professional Charter Jet Pilots Bring Experience to Startup Drone Business

SARASOTA — Two Sarasota men have jumped into the world of commercial drones, knowing that federal regulations still stand between them and many job opportunities. But Chad Cox and C.J. Carlock, the co-founders of 4C Drone Solutions LLC, aren’t your typical hobbyists with dreams of making a living with the radio-controlled helicopters. They both have a lot of flight experience as professional pilots of luxury private jets carrying celebrities, professional athletes and wealthy business people around the world. Cox and Carlock fly out of Sarasota for NetJets, a Columbus, Ohio-based…

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Africa Becoming a Hotbed of Civil Drone Operations Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Africa Becoming a Hotbed of Civil Drone Operations

While drones have become ubiquitous around the globe, Africa in particular has embraced the technology for its utility in supporting aid and business operations. Aid agencies now use UAVs to deliver emergency medical supplies in various African countries while cargo operators deploy them to supply equipment for oil-and-gas companies engaged in exploration projects in remote areas. “Africa is leading the way in exploiting and implementing the use of drones,” International Air Transport Association (IATA) head of cargo transportation Celine Hourcade told AIN. Aid agencies use UAVs to deliver medical equipment,…

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Agricultural Drones : From Detection to Diagnosis with Crop Mapping Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Agricultural Drones : From Detection to Diagnosis with Crop Mapping

Data capture is near real-time and on demand with agricultural drones. There is not a remote sensing platform that is innately better at all things: satellites, manned aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) all fill a unique niche where they excel. Satellite data acquisition is nearly passive and allows for comparison of long-term trends. Manned aircraft are very cost-effective for larger acreages. UAVs (let’s just call them drones, shall we?) have as their key advantages: data capture is near real-time and on demand imagery can be extremely high resolution newest-generation…

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Critical Role - Drones for Agricultural Research in Ohio Commercial Drone Applications New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Critical Role – Drones for Agricultural Research in Ohio

(TNS) –– The Springfield Beckley-Municipal Airport now has a new hangar for unmanned aircraft and precision agriculture. The new hangar, the Clark State-Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture, is a part of a $1.2 million project to build 10 new hangars at the airport. It will be used for precision agriculture, which uses technology such as drones, GPS and other sensors to improve farming efficiency. The agriculture and food industry is estimated to contribute $105 billion to the state’s economy, according to the Ohio Farm Bureau. Clark State Community College works…

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AT&T's LTE Drones Are Providing Cellular Service to People in Puerto Rico Commercial Drone Applications Drones In The News New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

AT&T’s LTE Drones Are Providing Cellular Service to People in Puerto Rico

AT&T Provides Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico Like most decent human beings, we’re all about helping those in need. So, we can all agree that AT&T’s newest move in aiding a ravaged Puerto Rico is not only generous, but it’s awesome and innovative. The marriage of the most popular autonomous vessel and AT&T’s claim to fame has produced their newest bundle of joy: the Flying COW. No, we’re not talking about an aerial bovine. It’s AT&T’s ‘Cell on Wings’, a drone capable of an simultaneously supporting up to 8,000 people.…

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Flying drones could lead to future jobs Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Flying drones could lead to future jobs

GLADSTONE state school students have put their drone-flying skills to the test at CQUniversity’s Gladstone campus as part of a Gladstone Regional Council project. The program marked the end of a 12-month community resilience project funded by the State Government as part of the CAT C ex-Cyclone Marcia initiative. Gladstone Regional Council strategic community inclusion officer Luis Arroyo said drone use in regional schools meant students do not need to travel to capital cities to access such technology. “The identified need was that regional and remote kids do not have…

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Using drones to charge your EV while you're driving is Amazon's latest idea Commercial Drone Applications New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Using drones to charge your EV while you’re driving is Amazon’s latest idea

Why it matters to you We’re sure someone will eventually find a solution to banish range anxiety, but we’re not sure this is it. Whether or not Amazon’s R&D team comes up with most of its ideas during Friday night drinks is immaterial. The reality is that, possibly on a Monday morning, it files those ideas with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and, after a period of time, the USPTO grants Amazon the patent. Some of those patents will be forgotten by the Seattle-based company over time…

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Commercial Drone Setbacks Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Why Commercial Use of Drones Just Hit a Major Setback

A critical advisory group on regulating the commercial uses of drones failed to reach a consensus on recommended security safeguards, likely hampering the development of the U.S. market for using larger remote piloted aircraft. The group of about 70 industry and law enforcement experts reported to the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month that it split over what types of drones should be subject to tracking requirements, the Wall Street Journal reported. The report has not been made public. Companies are already using the unmanned aircraft to perform all sorts…

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Thirteen Innovative Ways Humans Use Drones Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Thirteen Innovative Ways Humans Use Drones

Humans are limited. We can’t fly, breathe underwater, or survive in high temperatures. So we’ve left much of our scientific endeavors to instruments that extend and collect information beyond our senses, like seismometers that detect waves moving through Earth, lidar instruments that can measure elevation, and sensors that can determine the salinity of the oceans. Increasingly, a new technology is furthering scientists’ ability to capture Earth’s vast, unreachable spaces: drones. These remote-controlled vehicles—sometimes called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)—can travel to hazardous places humans try to…

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Drone detects heartbeat and breathing rates Commercial Drone Applications New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Drone detects heartbeat and breathing rates

Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed drones that can remotely measure heart and breathing rates. Image-processing systems combined with specially created algorithms allow the drones to detect vital signs in several people at once, while they are moving. The drones could be deployed in nursing homes, on hospital wards and in war zones. One expert said it could be “game-changing”. The system detects movements in human faces and necks in order to accurately source heart and breathing rates. In trials, the drones took measurements from a distance…

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