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Russian Drone Crash in Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine — A Russian drone was shot down over the weekend during heavy fighting against separatist forces near the government-held port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian...
Drone regulations

Drone operators must obtain flying permits

New drone rules to ensure flexibility and safety Upgraded rules which come into force on August 1 require drone users to secure permission before hovering over public spaces and private property. CAA General...

Why it’s a big deal that commercial drones flew around the Atlanta airport

Experts say the approval indicates that as the drone market matures, the FAA is more willing to consider broader applications for the new technology. “It’s a very big deal," said Jim Williams,...

Watch: Drone crashes into stands during Padres-Diamondbacks game

Behold the perils of attending a sporting event in the 21st century: One moment, you're in your seat enjoying a leisurely baseball game, and the next, a battery-powered piece of plastic...

DEEMI Using Drones For Search and Rescue

The Down East Emergency Medical Institute is a group of volunteers who assist in search and rescue operations. They are always looking for new ways to help people who may be...

FAA Preparing to Launch New Rules about Flying Over People

The Hill recently reported that the Federal Aviation Administration is preparing the launch of a new set of drone regulations concerning UAV flight over people. As you probably know, back in June...

Striking a balance on drone regulation

We’re living in a brave new world of technology, and the possibilities really are endless. One of the most exciting developments is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones. You’ve probably seen one...

B.C. instructors offer classes on commercial drone flying

A drone school is opening later this month and offering classes on commercial drone flying in B.C.'s interior. Over the last decade, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or 'drones' have drastically expanded, but the regulations...
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Beware the terrorist drones!

The emergence of terrorist drones flown by ISIS in Iraq has fueled interest in drone-defense technology – while raising questions about whether the U.S. is ready for potential drone terrorist attacks...
Multirotor Checklist

Before You Fly: The Multirotor Checklist

The only thing worse than getting to the flying field* and discovering you’ve forgotten something critical is getting your multirotor in the air and realizing you’ve overlooked an important detail like...

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