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Unmanned Systems

UAV RISK Mitigation

There are three aspects within a business which enable companies to control risks. The equipment that is used, the staff that are employed and the procedures that are followed. Using poor quality or badly maintained equipment can lead to malfunction. Poorly trained or unfit staff will be less able to operate equipment safely. And badly thought out procedures will lead to errors being made.
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Key Risks in UAV Operation

Below is a list of key risks which has been compiled over many years of piloting of which a large proportion have been in and around Miami, Florida. Some of these may be obvious but others less. Read more

The Drone ‘Bubble’ - How to survive in a competitive market

The latest number of FAA certified pilots for commercial purposes currently stands at almost 40.000 with an estimated 1000 new pilots per month adding to the list.
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AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference - Atlanta 2015

Kicking off each day at the show was a General Session moderated by Colin Guinn, chief revenue officer, 3D Robotics. Colin joined 3D Robotics in 2014 after co-founding and serving as CEO of DJI North America. Read more

Canada is introducing new drone rules

by François Shalom, Montreal Gazette
Ottawa is loosening restrictions on flying unmanned aerial systems.
Currently, anyone who operates a drone that weighs two kilograms or more for non-recreational purposes must obtain a permit called a Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada.
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3D Robotics IRIS+ drone now hands-free with Follow Me

Joshua Goldman

GoPro cameras are great for capturing your view of what you’re doing, but recording yourself usually involves poles or another person. The IRIS+ from 3D Robotics now gives you the opportunity to have a drone as your personal camera crew.
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SpaceX Rocket Launch And Land Video Shot By A Drone

Elon Musk’s private space company, SpaceX, has been experimenting with reusable rockets since last year. Read more

Facebook to acquire UAV Developer Titan Aerospace

by TechCrunch
Facebook is looking to enter the game of drones.
The social media giant is reportedly in talks to purchase Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered, near-orbital drones, which can fly for about five years nonstop. Facebook would use the drones to help deliver internet access to areas of the world that still lack connectivity. Read more

NTSB judge rules FAA ban on commercial UAS/Drones unenforceable

BIG BIG News !
In a ruling late Thursday, 3/6, a NTSB Administrative Law Judge ruled that the policy banning the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft is unenforceable. The judge found that the policy wasn’t written as part of a formal rulemaking process and the FAA hadn’t complied with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act. Read more

Spelunking in Corvette Cavern

On Wednesday 2.12.2014, a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole opened up at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Eight Corvettes fell into the hole. To explore the pit, the University of Western Kentucky’s engineering department wisely sent in a drone instead of a human. Read more

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