News and Commentary. It’s that time of year again: when visions of millions of drones wrapped in holiday paper prompt the U.S. government to discuss drone registration. Last week, Bloomberg News reported that the on-again, off-again, required or optional drone registration program may be restored. The Drone Registration Program Registration was first enacted at the […]
Drones have once again demonstrated life-saving capabilities after North Carolina rescuers found a missing woman from the sky. On Sunday, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office began a search for an 81-year-old woman lost in a rural area. The search radius included rough terrain and impenetrable corn fields, prompting Sheriff Robert Graves to deploy the department’s […]
Police in the Bordeaux area of south-west France are pioneering the use of drones for traffic monitoring. French highway police have issued hundreds of fines based on footage of dangerous drivers from above since the program took off in the summer. As drones slowly buzz their way into the world of law enforcement, most uses of […]
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Guest Post by Anthony Gilbert of TheRealFX Group. If you’re a drone enthusiast you probably spend a lot of time using your drone to fly over all kinds of places and take a look. You may also take pictures, and if you are good at photography those pictures could potentially be worth something or land […]
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Commentary Last week the Washington Post reported on the most recent meeting of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee with the headline, Federal drone advisory panel knocked for ‘lack of transparency and poor management’. A slightly more informative headline would have been “Mayor Lee of San Francisco knocks panel he is a member of for ‘lack of […]
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