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New FAA TFR prohibits model aircraft/RPAS flight within 3nm of large sporting events

New FAA TFR prohibits model aircraft/RPAS flight within 3nm of large sporting events
Watch out if you are tempted to look over the wall at the ball game. The FAA have issued a NOTAM that no doubt event operators will enforce on their behalf. It brings model aircraft and RPAS within a NOTAM…

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GIS: The Biggest Little Drone Market in the World

GIS: The Biggest Little Drone Market in the World
Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a two-day symposium on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) hosted by the Northern California American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The event was held in Reno, Nevada, (otherwise known as…

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Australia extending contract for use of unmanned aerial vehicles

Australia extending contract for use of unmanned aerial vehicles
By Richard Tomkins CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 28 (UPI) – Australia is extending its contract with Canada-headquarted McDonald, Detwiler and Associates for continued use of Heron remotely piloted aircraft. One Heron, a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, is operating at a Royal Australian…

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SimActive Outperforms Competition during ASPRS UAS Demonstrations

SimActive Outperforms Competition during ASPRS UAS Demonstrations
Montreal, Canada, October29th, 2014 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, was hailed for its exceptional performance for the demonstrations held during the ASPRS UAS Symposium in Reno, Nevada. Done in a collaborative format to display the capabilities…

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TU Delft’s ambulance drone drastically increases chances of survival of cardiac arrest patients

TU Delft’s ambulance drone drastically increases chances of survival of cardiac arrest patients
Graduate student Alec Momont of TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating mini aeroplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed. A network of such drones could significantly increase the chance of survival following a…

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