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Utah Opens Drone Corridor to Encourage Industry Innovation

Drone corridors  – designated low-risk spaces for testing drone technologies – are a proven method of encouraging innovation in the industry.  One of the first corridors, opened in Malawi in collaboration with Unicef a few years ago, has brought an international community of drone researchers and innovators to the country to use the corridor for […]

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AUVSI Top Operator Plan Takes Drone Pilots to New Heights

They may not have Tom Cruise, but the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is going to Top Gun – well, Top Operator. The world’s largest non-profit for the advancement of drones and robotics is launching the Trusted Operator Program, a certification program allowing drone pilots and UAS training groups to “distinguish themselves in a […]

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What’s Next for Drone Laws? The Commercial UAV Policy Panel at Airworks

One of the best aspects of this week’s DJI Airworks conference in Dallas was the opportunity to hear the industry’s biggest influencers speak about critical issues.  The Commercial UAV Policy Panel was moderated by DJI’s Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs Brendan Schulman, and the panel included a critical player in drone policy at […]

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Getting Kids Excited About Drones

The following is a guest post by talented Part 107 Pilot and author, Kara Murphy. A few years back, I taught my daughter’s kindergarten class about drones. Of the eighteen kids in the class, only three had ever flown one with a parent and they were all boys. Flash forward two years, and of the […]

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DJI and CAA Issue Battery Warning for Pilots Flying Matrice 200 and Inspire 2 Drones

Earlier this week we reported that the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority had issued a safety warning for DJI Matrice 200 pilots, following a small number of incidents in which power failures had caused the aircraft to fall out of the sky. It now appears as though the problem has been traced to the battery and […]

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