by Grant J. Guillot, Dronelife As quarantines, shutdowns, and social distancing regulations are implemented around the globe to deal with the current pandemic, drone companies are stepping up to do what they can. Drones are an ideal tool to keep business going despite social distancing measures – but service providers say that they could do […]Read more "Drones are the Ideal Tool for Keeping the Economy Moving Despite Social Distancing. Here’s How."
By: Miriam McNabb Heads up drone pilots – as of January 13, 2020 the FAA is going to make major changes to the way that it handles testing. All applicants will now need to create a profile and get an FAA tracking number before testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 13, 2020, will launch […]Read more "FAA Announces New Pilot Testing System – Changes for Manned and Drone Pilots"
By: Miriam McNabb, Dronelife A new proposal scheduled to be released from the office of Senator Lee (R-Utah) tomorrow would put the airspace up to 200 feet in altitude over private property under the control of the property owner – and would restrict the FAA’s right to regulate airspace below 200 feet in altitude, making any […]Read more "BREAKING NEWS: This New Drone Bill Would Make the Airspace Over People’s Homes Private Property"
By: Miriam McNabb, Dronelife Israeli-based drone delivery solutions firm Flytrex and North Carolina-based charter flight company Causey Aviation recently announced that they have received FAA Approval to begin food delivery by drone in North Carolina. And while grocery or restaurant delivery may not be lifesaving missions, they are critical to the drone industry. Read more from Dronelife here.Read more "Why Drone Delivery of Food is Actually Important"
By: Miriam McNabb It’s time. The FAA will now implement some of the changes in regulations for recreational drones which will follow on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act passed last year. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from new laws. The move to repeal came in response to […]Read more "The FAA’s New Rules for Recreational Drones"
By: Harry McNabb LiDAR is one of the most important tools in the commercial drone industry. While it has been around since the 1960s when it was mounted to aircraft, its uses have expanded dramatically now that LiDAR can be used with commercial drones. What is LiDAR and how does it work? LiDAR is a remote […]Read more "50 Ways LiDAR is Used in Commercial Drone Applications"