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Drones Could Be a Virtual Wall

Drones Could Be a Virtual Wall

President Donald Trump has a vision of a “big, beautiful wall” made of concrete and steel on the US-Mexico border. In addition to that physical barrier, you could also see an armada of drones whizzing through the sky. Many in the tech industry envision a drone-protected border as not just likely but inevitable, helping the US Border […]
FAA: Drone Reg. Number

FAA: Drone Reg. Number

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must be in place […]

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Your Film Could Win Big!

Your Film Could Win Big!

The 5th annual  NEW YORK CITY DRONE FILM FESTIVAL is now open for submissions. Now in its fifth year, the NYCDFF has established itself as a bridge between the art and technology communities, offering an international platform for drone filmmakers from every corner of the globe to exhibit their work in front of the industry’s top professionals. […]
Alaskan Drones to Deliver Medical Supplies

Alaskan Drones to Deliver Medical Supplies

Unmanned aircraft will soon be deployed to test the feasibility of delivering emergency medical supplies across Alaska as a part of a national initiative from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House. The Federal Aviation Administration and DOT expanded the scope of the Alaska Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program’s efforts to include […]

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Monitoring Endangered Sea Lions

Monitoring Endangered Sea Lions

In this video, the South Australian Bight National Marine Park is using drones to survey endangered Australian sea lions, who live and breed on sheer cliff faces and rock ledges. Hunted to the verge of extinction, the endangered Australian sea lions refuge in the waters of the Great Australian Bight, with about 80% of the […]
Rogue Drones: Counter-UAS systems take down outlaw aircraft

Rogue Drones: Counter-UAS systems take down outlaw aircraft

The expansion of drones into our everyday lives is occurring at an unprecedented rate, and although the vast majority of people using drones find them as enjoyable forms of entertainment or specialized tools for industrial applications, there are unfortunately some who fly them in an improper manner. With a relatively low expense, high availability, and […]

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CES Interview: Fluidity FTAviator

CES Interview: Fluidity FTAviator

RotorDrone contributor and Roswell Flight Test Crew founder Patrick Sherman interviews Fluidity CEO Scott Parazynski at CES. Their joystick controller, the FTAviator, is compatible with all DJI products and won RotorDrone’s Innovation award this year at CES. All aircraft maneuvers are controlled with the right hand: pitch and roll with conventional joystick inputs, yaw using […]
Pensa Drone Checks Store Shelves

Pensa Drone Checks Store Shelves

For retailers, empty or incorrectly stocked shelves come with a high price tag. New startup Pensa thinks drones can help, giving close-to-real-time updates on in-store inventory to both retailers and brands. It’s a lightweight alternative to the armies of cameras that track a customer’s every move in Amazon Go convenience stores. The Pensa Systems drone […]

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Sebring DroneZone Jan. 23-26

Sebring DroneZone Jan. 23-26

Sebring’s Aviation Expo features a myriad of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Exhibitors from the Sky Eye Network will dazzle all with demonstrations and challenge people’s flying skills. See them and others at the DroneZone, South Ramp, Wednesday through Friday. https://www.sportaviationexpo.com/dronezone-schedule/
DOT Secretary Has Three Proposals For Drone Integration

DOT Secretary Has Three Proposals For Drone Integration

Yesterday, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced three proposals to move drone integration forward at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting, saying, “drones…are well on their way to mainstream deployment.” The first proposal would allow drones to operate at night and over people without a waiver under certain conditions such as the operator having proper […]
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