Event 38 Flies Under AFRL COA at Ohio UAS Test Center

Event 38 Flies Under AFRL COA at Ohio UAS Test Center

Event 38 recently completed flight demonstrations of a custom-built aircraft that is a major milestone in a multi-year research project into structural energy storage led by Dr. Vikas Prakash at Case Western Reserve University. Event 38 founder, Jeff Taylor, had previously studied aerospace engineering under Dr. Prakash in 2008 and said, “I’m proud that Event […] Event 38 recently completed flight demonstrations of a custom-built aircraft that is a major milestone in a multi-year research project into structural energy storage led by Dr. Vikas Prakash at Case Western Reserve University. Event 38 founder, Jeff Taylor, had previously studied aerospace engineering under Dr. Prakash in 2008 and said, “I’m proud that Event […] Read More

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Learn how Crafton Tull saved over 50% by introducing UAV based LiDAR into their workflow

Learn how Crafton Tull saved over 50% by introducing UAV based LiDAR into their workflow

Microdrones Will Host a New Wednesday Webinar April 3rd, 2019 Rome, NY- Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar and learn how Crafton Tull successfully implemented UAV based Lidar, condensing their time on site in half and saving over 50% in the process. Crafton Tull is a civil engineering, surveying, architecture, landscape architecture, and planning […] Microdrones Will Host a New Wednesday Webinar April 3rd, 2019 Rome, NY- Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar and learn how Crafton Tull successfully implemented UAV based Lidar, condensing their time on site in half and saving over 50% in the process. Crafton Tull is a civil engineering, surveying, architecture, landscape architecture, and planning […] Read More

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DJI Discontinues Production of Phantom 4 Pro, Drone Enthusiasts Are Ready for Phantom 5 Release

DJI Discontinues Production of Phantom 4 Pro, Drone Enthusiasts Are Ready for Phantom 5 Release

DJI recently announced that the Phantom 4 Pro is no longer in production, which is leading to speculation that they might be gearing up to release the Phantom 5. Right now, when you go to the Phantom 4 Pro page on the DJI website you see this notice: Historically, DJI has stopped producing previous Phantom models when they release or are about to release a new one. For example, the Phantom 3 has been out of production since the 4 was released. Now that the Phantom 4 Pro has been discontinued (and the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has been out of stock since November of last year), it seems like a Phantom 5 release could be coming any day. All this being said, we’ve been fooled before when it comes to anticipating a Phantom 5 release. Back in November of 2018 rumors were flying about the imminent release of the 5 but, of course, that didn’t end up happening. Other Reasons the Phantom 4 Pro Could Have Been Discontinued Even though the Phantom 4 Pro is no longer in production and the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is permanently out of stock, an upcoming release of the Phantom 5 may not be the cause. Emphasizing the Mavic It could be that DJI is trying to stop the cannibalization of their own products by cutting down on the number of prosumer drones they have on the market, with the goal of prioritizing their Mavic line. This idea is somewhat bolstered by the promotion

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First Urban Drone Delivery Near an Airport a Reality in Helsinki: Skyports and Partners Complete Trials

UK-based drone infrastructure firm Skyports and partners have successfully completed drone delivery trials in an urban environment and near a major international airport. Skyports specializes in drone delivery: designing, building, securing and operating cargo and passenger “vertiports” where drones may safely launch and land.  Having a conveniently located and secure designated launch and landing site eliminates […] The post First Urban Drone Delivery Near an Airport a Reality in Helsinki: Skyports and Partners Complete Trials appeared first on DRONELIFE. UK-based drone infrastructure firm Skyports and partners have successfully completed drone delivery trials in an urban environment and near a major international airport. Skyports specializes in drone delivery: designing, building, securing and operating cargo and passenger “vertiports” where drones may safely launch and land.  Having a conveniently located and secure designated launch and landing site eliminates […] The post First Urban Drone Delivery Near an Airport a Reality in Helsinki: Skyports and Partners Complete Trials appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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Uber is hiring a drone pilot for its food delivery service

Uber is hiring a drone pilot for its food delivery service

How’s this for what could possibly be the coolest job ever? Uber is hiring an FAA-certified drone pilot for a role in its drone team — and the job posting indicates that the role will heavily revolve around using drones for food delivery. Uber posted a job description for a “UAS Flight Standards and Training Technical Program Manager.” The person in that role will “develop standards and the operational manuals needed to enable urban aerial delivery of uberEATS products” and “design training programs for all Uber UAS aviation personnel and ensure compliance with local, state, federal, and international regulations.” Uber is pretty light on “must-haves” with the role, requiring just a bachelor’s degree in a “business-related field,” 3-5 years of work experience. There is one thing you will need: a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate. The Part 107 Aeronuatical Knowledge Test for UAS operators is a mandatory test under Federal Aviation Administration rules for anyone looking to fly drones commercially. Pass the test, and you’ll get a license, which allows you to operate under the standards set under Part 107. Other nice-to-haves in the job posting include a FAA Private Pilot certificate in either rotorcraft or airplanes, “a unique understanding of aviation operations and economic impacts of decisions,” and expertise in FAA and ICAO regulations. The person filling this role would report to Luke Fischer, Uber’s Head of Flight Operations, and work closely with Mark Moore, Director of Aviation Engineering, Director of Airspace Systems Tom Prevot, and Head of

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