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Drone Girl takes us on a flight in Galway Ireland

A beautiful drone flight over a lake in Galway Ireland kolpinchen670 / Pixabay Drone Girl takes her new Yuneec Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter on a flight over a beautiful lake in Galway Ireland.  Her use of music and high quality video is always worth checking out and this time is clearly no different.  The video quality has only gotten better as time goes on, and the video of the Yuneec avoiding a seagull attack is great. Have you ever been to Galway?  If you have, any you have any great videos,…

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Drone Educator, Builder, and Hobbyist – Dean Honeycutt

Dean, a true Drone Educator, also known as DinosDrones on Twitter and YouTube, joins us for an interview. jarmoluk / Pixabay Dean is a true Drone Educator, hobbyist, and builder and we were happy to have the opportunity to catch up with him and share his insights.  Never heard of Dean?  Like many others in this industry he is not someone you’ll see on television but his background speaks volumes. [Tweet “Read this great interview with @DinosDrones #uav #uas”] Dean is a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and…

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Following up on the Measure 32 UAV Disaster Use Study

The team at Measure 32 has not responded to our requests about the Measure 32 UAV Disaster Use Study WikiImages / Pixabay Following up on our story yesterday, “Disaster Relief Drones – The future of emergency response“, we reached out to both Measure 32 and The American Red Cross.    Since we have not yet reviewed they Measure 32 UAV Disaster Use Study we cannot endorse its findings.  However, the team at the American Red Cross did respond with this information. “Thank you for contacting the American Red Cross. The…

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The geospatial industry is at a turning point

Geospatial data is becoming more complex by the day via Rockware.com The geospatial industry is at a turning point according to Christopher Rice, Founder of Colorado Cartographics Ltd.  We reached out to Christopher following his section 333 approval paperwork to learn more about his business, his experience with the FAA, and more. [Tweet “The geo industry is at a turning point #uas #uav #drone”] Q. Your section 333 paperwork notes that you are using drones for surveying, geo, and geoscience services. How will your approval impact what you are doing? Right now,…

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UAV Anti-Poaching Project taking place in Tanzania

UAV Anti-Poaching efforts will make it more difficult for poachers [Tweet “UAV Anti-Poaching efforts will make it more difficult for poachers”] Anti-Poaching Trials Bathawk Recon, a Tanzanian UAV Anti-Poaching surveillance company, is organizing UAV (drone) trials in the Selous Game Reserve. If successful, these trials could mark the beginning of the first large-scale UAV anti-poaching project in Africa. This Press release is a notice that the trials will be held 29th April to 3rd May in the Selous Game Reserve at the Mkuyu River Camp. The Selous Game Reserve is…

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Mail Delivery Drone and more drone apps, April 27th

Drones are changing the world, from the mail deliver drone to tracking dinosaurs The Mail Delivery Drone will begin flying this summer in Switzerland. This is an amazing time to be a part of drone community as applications are only limited by the imagination.  We have fathers tracking their kids as they walk to school, scientist looking for dinosaurs, the mail delivery drone, and more. 1. Follow your Child to School Overbearing dads around the world rejoice! The world has taken another step forward in letting you have complete control…

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Disaster Relief Drones – The future of emergency response

Disaster Relief Drones are the future This is not shocking news to anyone following the unmanned vehicle market. These vehicles are already playing a role in disaster relief, emergency response, and many other areas. However, the Red Cross, in combination with Measure, has delivered a study of this area that reaches this conclusion. It is good to see organizations such as the Red Cross looking to embrace drones. Recommendations made to the FAA by Measure in this report, as noted on their site, for disaster relief drones: ” Develop an…

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Land surveying with drones – Darling Geomatics Insights

Darling Geomatics is now using drones in their land surveying operations PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay Darling Geomatics provides a number of services including 3D scanning, land surveying, and  environmental permitting.  When they recently received their section 333 exemption we reached out to them to learn more. [Tweet “Darling Geomatics is now using #drones in their surveying operations #uav #uas”] Q. Would you have any recommendations to others who are just beginning the exemption process? My recommendation to anyone just beginning the exemption process is to study the FAA online list of exemptions granted…

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DJI Phantom Setup – Your video how-to guide

DJI Phantom Setup in under 10 minutes DJI Phantom Drones Drone Girl has purchased another drone and created this informative 10 minute video showing the DJI Phantom setup. The DJI manuals are generally very good, but there is nothing more valuable then having an expert demonstrating how to assemble your vehicle.  Our recommendation is that you scan the instructions, then watch this video, prior to putting together your own DJI Phantom.  If you do both of these things you will have a much better experience and will be much more…

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Next Gen Drones conference taking place in June, 2015

Parrot, FAA, Battelle, USGS, Hughes, and many other leading organizations to present in Bethesda this June at the Next Gen Drones Conference “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) dominate the worldwide growth of the aerospace industry representing $6.4 billion annually and totaling to an estimated $100 billion over the next 10 years.” Needham, MA (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 The Knowledge Foundation is pleased to launch its Next Gen Drones conference, which will take place June 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD. The event will address the most advanced research and development…

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