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UAE is buzzing with ideas for drones

The UAE is rapidly becoming the hub of drone development through a competition that is receiving thou-sands of submissions each year. The UAE Drones for Good Awards has put the country in the spotlight by showcasing drones that benefit humans. Ammar Malik, the Executive Director of Dubai Internet City – who are hosting the event – said that there has been a total of 1,300 submissions this year, which is a 30 per cent in-crease from 2016. Speaking to Khaleej Times, Malik said: “For us it’s not just about attracting…

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Unmanned Flight: The Drones Come Home – Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

At the edge of a stubbly, dried-out alfalfa field outside Grand Junction, Colorado, Deputy Sheriff Derek Johnson, a stocky young man with a buzz cut, squints at a speck crawling across the brilliant, hazy sky. It’s not a vulture or crow but a Falcon—a new brand of unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, and Johnson is flying it. READ MORE! >> Source: Unmanned Flight: The Drones Come Home – Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine Drone

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Bill would prohibit drones flown over private property

HELENA – People who spoke in opposition to a bill that would limit where drones can fly said they were worried the legislation, if not amended, would prohibit the production of films and the use of aircraft by companies like railroads who use the technology to inspect their track. AT&T uses drones to inspect its wireless towers, company lobbyist Mark Baker told the Senate Judiciary Committee, which heard the bill Tuesday. “It’s a much safer approach than sending personnel up on the tower for initial review,” he said. Senate Bill…

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Canadian UAV Student Competition – The Students Weigh In

Canadian UAV Student Competition If you recall, we told you about the Canadian UAV Student Competition yesterday.  A good blend of hands on technical training mixed with real world business scenarios has led to the creation of a world-class event.  In this article we will bring to you insights from a couple of the UAV student teams who participated in the event. Team Guardian Team Guardian is from Simon Fraser University , Vancouver BC, Canada. Q. How did you get interested in drones? Most of us had a childhood interest in aviation. Working on drones…

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The evolving state of UAV Legislation Around the World

Nemo / Pixabay UAV Legislation For a beginner in the drone market, being based in the United Kingdom may seem like a painful experience if you want to fly a UAV. Insurance is required for everyone, from hobbyists to commercial operators (technically, if you fly a kite in the UK, you should have insurance). UAV Legislation for flying commercially, additionally requires a RPAS license, obtainable from one of two companies and qualifies you to operate your vehicle within the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations. Completing the test is fairly straightforward, but the…

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Global regulatory improvements are needed to increase commercial drone use

geralt / Pixabay As you know, we recently shared market research from Flyver that demonstrated the US Leads in drone sales but is falling behind in commercialization.  On that same day we shared the US Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on drone usage in the Department of Justice which further emphasized this same point. At The Drone Info we feel that global regulatory improvements are needed on commercial drone use must be a priority at regional, national, and local levels.  It is time. Along these lines, and as a…

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Opinion: The FAA continues to misunderstand drone hobbyist

[interlink] According to the Tampa Tribune the FAA has sent a warning letter to Jayson Hanes, a drone hobbyist, stating: “This office has received a complaint regarding your use of an unmanned aerial vehicle for commercial purposes referencing your video on the website YouTube.com, as evidence. After a review of your website, it does appear that the complaint is valid.” Also according to this article, Hanes has attempted to reach out to the FAA who has not responded to his request. Drone hobbyist/enthusiasts fly their vehicles in hopes of seeing…

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Interview with Gretchen West of DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy is a disruptive technology. Literally anyone can now crop scout with a drone, and get actionable data in minutes. DroneDeploy Gretchen West is the Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at DroneDeploy. We reached out to hear her thoughts on the drone industry. Q.  I know you are the Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at DroneDeploy, could you share with our readers a bit about your job? Gretchen West DroneDeploy is a San Francisco-based start up that provides a software solution for real-time mapping and…

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