Drone Flight Over People: What it Means, When it’s Allowed, and the Concept of “Hazardous Operation”

Part of an occasional series, “Things the FAA Wishes More Pilots Knew.”  This article explains what drone flight over people really means, and when it is – and isn’t – allowed

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Flying Cars: Japan’s SkyDrive Plans Commercial Launch in 2023 [See it in Flight! VIDEO]

Japan’s SkyDrive is moving fast to put commercial flying cars into the air over Osaka Bay.  The company, which launched a cargo drone this spring and flew their first flying car test flights this summer, plans to launch their air mobility product commercially by 2023

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How a Drone Film Uncovers a New View of Chicago

Fans of Chicago (the city, not the band) will soon be treated to a unique, drone view of the Windy City with the release of the PBS film Chicago from the Air. Narrated by WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer, the film will take viewers on a FPV drone flight across the cityscape

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Citadel Enhances Counter-drone Software to Combat Rogue Drones

Counter-drone provider Citadel Defense recently launched a new AI and machine-learning software release for its Titan system. Company officials say the software-hardware combo represents an evolution of the tech after more than 27 months of “successful deployments across multiple combatant commands and hundreds of unique environments

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Digital Drone Highways: a Future Transportation Network

Airspace Link builds digital drone highways in the air By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill Just as cars and trucks do their jobs better when they have highways to travel on, as the number of unmanned aerial vehicles delivering packages or transporting medical tests expands, those drones will need highways in the sky to ensure […] The post Digital Drone Highways: a Future Transportation Network appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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Iris Automation’s New CEO Jon Damush on What Onboard Detect-and-Avoid Can – and Can’t – Do for the Drone Industry [DRONELIFE Exclusive]

DRONELIFE talks to Jon Damush about the place of onboard detect-and-avoid in the complex system of drone safety. Drone startup Iris Automation offers a cutting edge solution for a foundational problem: how to prevent drones from running into anything

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UTM Pilot Program Completes Second Phase: the Future of Safe and Scalable Drone Operations [VIDEO]

The UTM Pilot Program has ended it’s second phase, with a group of industry players demonstrationg the production ready technologies that will help enable drone integration. “The FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Pilot Program (UPP) completed its second phase with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at a final demonstration in Virginia this week,” says […] The post UTM Pilot Program Completes Second Phase: the Future of Safe and Scalable Drone Operations [VIDEO] appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Join Us Friday for a Special Edition of Let’s Talk Drones: Expert Panel Answers Your Questions About Drone Safety, BEYOND, and More

It is Drone Safety Awareness Week!  This Friday, join AUVSI NC and a panel of drone experts to get answers to your questions about drone safety, BEYOND, the UAS IPP and more.  Friday November 20, 2020 from 4-6 pm EST, AUVSI NC and DRONELIFE will sponsor a special edition of Let’s Talk Drones, the open […] The post Join Us Friday for a Special Edition of Let’s Talk Drones: Expert Panel Answers Your Questions About Drone Safety, BEYOND, and More appeared first on DRONELIFE

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AUVSI Launches Special Events for Drone Safety Week

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is taking flight into the friendly skies of the second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week. Launched by the FAA, the special week is billed as “an opportunity for others to share their commitment to drone safety

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DJI’s Agriculture Drone: AGRAS T20 for Agriculture Spraying

DJI’s agriculture drone for crop spraying, the DJI AGRAS T20, makes agricultural spraying easier, smarter, and safer. Crop spraying by drone, while not widely legal in the U

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