If your frat throws a sick outdoor party and there wasn’t a drone around to film it, did it really happen?Increasingly, it’s seemingly like the answer is no. After the video you see above made the rounds at BroBible and Total Frat Move, Jenner Jordan, the drone pilot behind it, began getting slammed with calls. The Ole Miss student has been in talks with frats at several different SEC schools and says he’s thinking about hiring new pilots to begin filming frat parties nationwide.”We’ve had calls from Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, there’s a few other ones—they’re thinking about the pricing and if it makes sense,” Jordan, owner of Skymasters Photography, told me. The Ole Miss Woodstock wasn’t the first bro blowout he filmed, but it was the largest (it includes, naturally, tons of neon and tie-dye, various people jumping into the pool, and, unfortunately, at least one Confederate flag)

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In an effort to ease restrictions on commercial drone use in the US, the Federal Aviation Administration for the first time has granted permission for a commercial drone to fly over land.

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A new viral video shows just how far DIY can go these days, forging a working quadcopter from

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The US Federal Aviation Administration grants its first commercial drone licence over US land to oil giant BP and drone firm AeroVironment to conduct aerial surveys of pipelines.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given oil giant BP permission to fly drones to conduct surveys in Alaska — the first time anyone has been allowed to fly unmanned vehicles over U.S. soil for commercial purposes.
BP will use an AeroVironment Puma AE to inspect its Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska, the largest oilfield in the country, according to the FAA’s press release published Tuesday
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“These surveys on Alaska’s North Slope are another important step toward broader commercial use of unmanned aircraft,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “The technology is quickly changing, and the opportunities are growing

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