FAA Publishes First Set of UAS Facility Maps

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. But drone operators still need FAA authorization to fly in those areas. Read more...

By |2017-04-27T11:02:34+00:00April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Announcements Keep Coming from DJI: the Hasselblad Integration

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Hasselblad, the leader in high-quality professional medium format cameras, Tuesday marked the start of the next era of aerial photography by introducing the first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform. The DJI M600 Pro drone, the Ronin-MX gimbal and the Hasselblad H6D-100c camera combine [...]

By |2017-04-26T15:46:11+00:00April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Practices for Managing a Fleet’s Worth of Drone Batteries

If you’re involved with a large-scale drone operation, you’ve likely encountered frustrations dealing with lithium-polymer batteries. Battery logistics are a common challenge for companies scaling up drone programs, and they represent a considerable hidden cost of growing a fleet. Besides the purchase cost of each individual battery, you also have to account for storage, usage [...]

By |2017-04-20T11:37:51+00:00April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drone University USA Announces UAS/Drone Maintenance and Repair Certification

Drone crashes happen and when they do, your aircraft and its components may be damaged and un-airworthy requiring repair before you can fly again. Drone University USA's valuable one day training provides the student with everything you need to know about repairing and maintaining your own aircraft and accessories. Why pay someone else to diagnose [...]

By |2017-04-15T10:53:21+00:00April 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Using Drones to Ensure ROI in Precision Agriculture

When the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) first began experimenting with photographs from radio-controlled model aircraft back in 2000, they quickly realized the potential of the technology. When compared with photographs and hyperspectral data from satellites and manned aircraft, it was clear the very high-pixel resolution from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was more effective [...]

By |2017-04-04T12:58:51+00:00April 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments