3 Technologies That Could Transform Future Drone Operations

Not that long ago, the industry was dominated by bold forecasts (and VC investment) projecting enormous adoption rates and a huge rise of the number of drones in operation. In reality, the more ambitious projects have been slower to get going than some predicted. Amazon’s Prime delivery service is still more Youtube marketing than substance; Uber’s […] The post 3 Technologies That Could Transform Future Drone Operations appeared first on DRONELIFE. Not that long ago, the industry was dominated by bold forecasts (and VC investment) projecting enormous adoption rates and a huge rise of the number of drones in operation. In reality, the more ambitious projects have been slower to get going than some predicted. Amazon’s Prime delivery service is still more Youtube marketing than substance; Uber’s […] The post 3 Technologies That Could Transform Future Drone Operations appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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Sean “Squishy” Wendland Medical Donations

Sean “Squishy” Wendland Medical Donations

All of us that had met Squishy in real life or online were shocked to hear that he recently suffered a stroke. Sean has appeared on our weekly Hangout several times and always brings a strong viewpoint! I look forward to having him back on again. A gofundme campaign to help with his medical care […] All of us that had met Squishy in real life or online were shocked to hear that he recently suffered a stroke. Sean has appeared on our weekly Hangout several times and always brings a strong viewpoint! I look forward to having him back on again. A gofundme campaign to help with his medical care […] Read More

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Switzerland Plans to Launch Automated Airspace Authorization System that Mimics FAA’s LAANC Program in the U.S.

Switzerland Plans to Launch Automated Airspace Authorization System that Mimics FAA’s LAANC Program in the U.S.

Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AirMap, the leading global airspace management platform for drones, have begun trials of automated flight authorizations for integrating drones into the Swiss national airspace. Automated airspace authorizations are a game-changer for drone pilots. The ability to obtain real-time, almost instantaneous authorization to fly in controlled airspace means that certified drone pilots are able to get up and flying faster and take on more jobs. Dozens of companies have entered the market to provide airspace authorization and flight operation management services for drone operators. One of those companies is AirMap, which has established itself as one of the most trusted providers of airspace data and flight management tools. Much of their credibility comes from their partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop the nation-wide Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program in the United States. AirMap was one of the first suppliers the FAA brought on to test the prototype of LAANC in 2017 and has seen the partnership through to the successful, final LAANC installment in September 2018. Now, AirMap is pushing forward a similar project in Switzerland called U-space. AirMap and Skyguide Launch U-Space Trial Phase in Switzerland Earlier this month, AirMap and Skyguide began a trial phase of U-space, representing the first instantiation of a fully automated digital authorization service for drone flights outside of the United States. The automated and manual flight authorization service AirMap and Skyguide are developing in Switzerland builds upon experience gained with

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AOPA’s You Can Fly Scholarship Application Deadline is April 2 – Over $1M Available to Students and Teachers

The following is an AOPA press release. FREDERICK, MD – The deadline to apply for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA’s) You Can Fly scholarships is approaching. Opportunities are available to help students earn an initial pilot certificate or get started on advanced training, and applications must be submitted by April 2, 2019. AOPA is […] The post AOPA’s You Can Fly Scholarship Application Deadline is April 2 – Over $1M Available to Students and Teachers appeared first on DRONELIFE. The following is an AOPA press release. FREDERICK, MD – The deadline to apply for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA’s) You Can Fly scholarships is approaching. Opportunities are available to help students earn an initial pilot certificate or get started on advanced training, and applications must be submitted by April 2, 2019. AOPA is […] The post AOPA’s You Can Fly Scholarship Application Deadline is April 2 – Over $1M Available to Students and Teachers appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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Who Says All Koalas look Alike? Not using Drones for Data Collection and AI they Don’t

In a paper first published in Nature.com,  the authors discuss an interesting applied technology use case, using both drone data collection and AI to allow for the more frequent and accurate detection of specific individual animals or species of animals. The use case is for koalas, which in addition to being cute and cuddly are […] The post Who Says All Koalas look Alike? Not using Drones for Data Collection and AI they Don’t appeared first on DRONELIFE. In a paper first published in Nature.com,  the authors discuss an interesting applied technology use case, using both drone data collection and AI to allow for the more frequent and accurate detection of specific individual animals or species of animals. The use case is for koalas, which in addition to being cute and cuddly are […] The post Who Says All Koalas look Alike? Not using Drones for Data Collection and AI they Don’t appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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