7 Ways to Ensure That You're Flying Drones Responsibly and Following Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

7 ways to ensure you’re flying drones responsibly

7 ways to ensure you’re flying drones responsibly Are you keeping within the rules when flying your drone? Have you taken all the important measures to ensure safety of both yourself and others? Find out here… In light of the popularity of new NATS app, Drone Assist, we take a further look at the issue and provide you with a checklist of the 7 things you must ensure that you’re flying safely… Drones are changing the paradigm of aviation. Gone are the hours of flying lessons, certifications and the high…

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Drone Racing has grown in popularity. Top Drone News Stories 

‘100 per cent mental sport’: Drone racing growing in popularity

The sport has even led to the creation of a world championship, broadcast live on television. There are a variety of rules based on what kind of race the drone owner is competing in, but they are similar to race car driving regulations. In some leagues, pilots are given points for flying their drones past checkpoints and finishing within a certain amount of time. Drones can reach speeds of 120 kilometres an hour, with race courses ranging from the mundane circuits, to tracks that feature several levels. READ MORE! >>…

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Canada reviews regulating where drones can fly after package drop over prison Canada Drones In The News 

Sask. jail package drop highlights difficulties in regulating where drones can fly

As Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice looks at what it can do to prevent drones from flying over correctional facilities, Transport Canada is examining what changes it needs to make to better regulate the technology. The ministry confirmed Friday that a drone dropped a package of contraband at the Regina Correctional Centre a few weeks ago. In Canada, anyone is able to operate a drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, but they are expected to follow a set of rules. Aaron McCrorie, the director general for civil aviation at Transport Canada, explained…

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EDJ 80 target drone display at the Etimad Holdings Pavillion during Opening of International Defense Exhibition and Conference held at ADNEC Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi, February 19,2017. (Ryan Lim) Uncategorized 

Military drones soar above world’s battlefields

As drone technology becomes more advanced, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will increasingly be used to perform a wide range of critical missions in which manned flights are dangerous or impractical, according to experts at IDEX. A wide range of UAVs are on display at IDEX, ranging from small, man-portable, rotary-wing variants designed to be carried by on-the-ground tactical units, to larger, weaponised versions that currently patrol and carry out frequent strikes in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other active combat zones. Among the companies displaying drones at IDEX is Insitu, a…

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UAE Drones for Good Awards Top Drone News Stories 

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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Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

MONT-DE-MARSAN: Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) south of Bordeaux. Suddenly, a loud squawk fills the air as a…

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Tigers Hunt a Flying Drone Drones In The News Drones on YouTube Top Drone News Stories 

Watch Tigers Hunt a Flying Drone and Eat It

Siberian tigers have new prey. China Central Television on Wednesday published a video to YouTube (GOOGL, -0.46%) showing a pack of tigers stalking a drone flying overhead. While the drone—apparently operated by a human—was safely out of the tigers’ reach for a while, one of the tigers eventually had enough and snatched it out of the sky. The tigers then pounced on the drone, and promptly started to tear it apart in hopes of having a nice meal. The video, which was earlier discovered by Gizmodo, is the latest animal-versus-drone…

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Pilotless Drones Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories Uncategorized 

Dubai Expects Pilotless Drones by Summer

Look out, Uber and Airbus, two companies already on record as seriously involved in efforts to offer pilotless drones to transport people around urban areas. Enter the city of Dubai’s transportation agency, which this week announced plans to offer rides aboard computer-operated drones around the Middle Eastern city beginning this July. Dubai’s head of transportation said the city has already been testing the UAV around the city. Dubai expects to use the Chinese-made Ehang 184, a four-propeller drone capable of trips as long as 31 miles. READ MORE! >> Source:…

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Unmanned Flights with Drones Drones In The News Uncategorized 

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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'Peeping Tom' Drone Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories Uncategorized 

Utah Couple Arrested Over ‘Peeping Tom’ Drone

Here’s one more thing you have to worry about: Drones sent by neighbors to spy on you in your home. Police arrested a Utah man with a history of voyeurism and his girlfriend on suspicion of flying a drone was spotted on area “patrols.” The drone videotaped people in their bathroom or bedrooms in the city of Orem, investigators said. One apparent target who spotted the tiny machine outside of his bathroom window chased it in his truck and grabbed it when it landed. He found several videos of people…

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