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DJI And SkyPixel Launch ‘Elevate Yourself’ Contest

SkyPixel, the world's largest aerial photography online community, has launched a global aerial photography contest called ‘Elevate Yourself’ in conjunction with DJI, the leading global manufacturer in aerial-imaging technology.Athletes dedicate themselves to years of hard work that ...

First On-Demand Drone Insurance Company Launches in 40 States

Today, Verifly, the first company to offer on-demand drone insurance, officially launches in 40 states — including California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Arizona. Starting at $10/hour with an easy-to-use app, Verifly is the easiest, lowest cost and most flexible drone ...

Sense And Avoid Capability For Swiss Hermes 900

Switzerland is planning to operate its future Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicle fleet in its domestic airspace, and work is under way by manufacturer Elbit Systems to certify a sense-and-avoid system aboard the type.Bern contracted Elbit to provide six of the medium-altitude, long-endurance ...

T-Mobile Takes Delivery Of First UAV From Aerialtronics

Jeffrey Leentjes, network specialist, explains why safety comes first when inspecting 5,000 antenna masts in The NetherlandsTelecoms companies can save time and significant operation costs when inspecting mobile communication towers with drones, according to Jeffrey Leentjes, network ...

New York State Will Invest $5 Million In Developing Its Drone Industry

New York state will invest $5 million in developing its drone industry, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.The investment was announced in conjunction with a series of drone initiatives unveiled by the White House on Tuesday. The money will go toward planning and designing next-g...

Swedish Church To Use Drones To Drop Thousands Of Bibles In ISIS-Controlled Iraq

A major evangelical free church in Sweden is preparing to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles into areas of Iraq controlled by Islamic State.The Livets Ord (Word of Life) church in Uppsala in the north of Sweden has said it will use drones flying at high altitude to release thousands of ...

Blue Bear RISER Inspection Platform Completes Trails

Blue Bear engineers, in partnership with CREATEC, inspected the HMS Illustrious (R06), an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. The RISER system demonstrated how automated unmanned systems can safely fly inside ships for inspection. The trials were also conducted in partnership with Lloyd’s ...

PrecisionHawk Releases Results of Pathfinder Phase I at White House Workshop on Drones

PrecisionHawk, a leading drone data and safety company based in Raleigh, N.C., today announced Phase I Pathfinder results as part of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation held in Washington D.C. The report, included in the ...

Yuneec Releases First Person View Headset for Immersive Flying Experience

Yuneec International today announced the availability of its all-new SkyView first person view headset. As the world leader in electric aviation, Yuneec is the first major consumer drone manufacturer to offer its own FPV headset that allows users to operate via the onboard camera, watch movies, ...

DJI Sets No-Fly Zones For Its Drones At Sports Arenas In Brazil 

August 4, 2016 – DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, has updated software in its drones to include no-fly zones around venues for the upcoming international athletic competitions in Brazil. These temporary restrictions in Rio de Janerio, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and ...