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How to start a new hobby in drones

By Mark Judson | 682-6524 | @cnbMark | mjudson@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW—From halftime shows to online deliveries to the backyard, drones are increasingly visible. However, getting in the air isn’t quite the buy-and-fly process it once was. RULES OF THE AIR Even recreational users still have to meet certain requirements and register their drone if it weighs more than .55 pounds. Operators must keep their unmanned craft within sight and not fly within 5 miles of an airport or within an established no-fly zone, such as the area around a military base.…

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More great drone applications – May edition

  Our friends at Flyver once again took time to identify some of the cool drone applications they came across in May FirmBee / Pixabay There are too many drone applications to identify them all, even all of the most amazing of the month.  However, our friends at Flyver again take time out of their busy schedules to identify a few of their favorites. 1. Runway Fashion Models Leave it to silicon valley to turn an elitist industry on its head. At Silicon Valley Fashion Week this month, drones were…

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Drone Industry Infographic – Real and potential uses

The Drone Industry is on fire, this infographic shows many current and potential uses Leslie Bates of SheDrones took some time to put together this wonderful infographic to show the true potential of the drone industry.  Are there potential or existing use cases that have not been included?  Please let us know if you see any as we will take time to update the infographic to ensure it reflects a complete picture of the state of the industry. [Tweet “.@SheDrones created a gr8 infographic to show potential of the #drone industry…

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Using drones in Mexico to save endangered porpoise

People often think of the drug trade when discussing using drones in Mexico.  This story points out that unmanned aircraft (UAVs) have many uses, one of the most important being animal protection and animal conservation.  We have seen UAVs used to save rhinos and elephants from poachers and the use of this technology for protection is increasing across the world. Using drones in Mexico to save animals We will continue to monitor and will keep you updated as we learn more.  Please continue reading the article below which was originally published on Fox News Latino.  This is…

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Norway: Drone, directed by Tonje Hessen Schei

The film’s website provides this overview: DRONE is a documentary about the CIA drone war, Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei and produced by Flimmer Film. Inside the secret CIA drone war. Intimate stories from the war on terror. People living under drones in Pakistan and drone pilots struggling with killing through joysticks in the US. The film covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going to war”, to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving…

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Russia: Kalashnikov to produce drones

Russia: Kalashnikov to produce drones OpenClips / Pixabay Originally published on the Russia and India Report. “Kalashnikov Concern has decided to create a joint venture producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s CEO Alexei Krivoruchko said on at the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The Russian weapons manufacturer has decided to purchase a controlling stake (51 percent) in ZALA Aero, which specializes in making unmanned aircraft. “We have made a decision to purchase a share and to create a joint venture to produce reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles on the basis of Kalashnikov Concern and Russian…

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Close Calls Between Drones And Planes Have FAA Concerned

Close Calls Between Drones And Planes succo / Pixabay Originally published by CBS Baltimore. “BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dangerously close. Days after new rules are proposed for drones to fly in the U.S., pilots are scared it’s a collision waiting to happen. The FAA is reporting more and more near-misses in the skies. These drones are generally pretty easy to get and relatively easy to use. They are becoming so common, officials worry it’s a just matter of time before one collides with a real aircraft. Every day, the FAA says…

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