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Flying Into the Storm

Flying Into the Storm

Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this year and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever. Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading the […]
Drones Deploy to 911 Calls

Drones Deploy to 911 Calls

A neighborhood in Houston is turning to drones to augment their first responders, with a drone that is deployed to certain events after a 911 call is received. Thanks to a private-public partnership with new startup Paladin Drones, the latest way of responding to certain calls — including home alarms being set off and accidents […]

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5 Times Drones Saved Lives

5 Times Drones Saved Lives

When we think about drones, what usually comes to mind are beautiful camera shots we’ve seen in the movies or online. Or the funny video when a drone lost its camera at a festival. Some might get excited about 30-minute Amazon deliveries with Amazon Air. But there is more to drones than cool shots and flying packages. Drones are helping […]
Drone At Work: Duboistown Fire & EMS

Drone At Work: Duboistown Fire & EMS

When the Duboistown Fire and EMS encountered incidents in 2016 when a drone would have been useful, Fire Chief Paul McKinley and Firefighter Paul Vavra decided to start a drone program. Their department is the only volunteer fire department in all of Lycoming County, Pennslyvania with a COA. The department also uses 2 Part 107 […]

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Echodyne Rapid Deployment Kit

Echodyne Rapid Deployment Kit

Looking for a lightweight, transportable solution that’s easy to set up? The just-released Rapid Deployment Kit fits in a Pelican 1620 case, can be set up and running in less than 5 minutes and is extremely easy to operate in typical field locations. Here’s the scoop from Echodyne: Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars […]
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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National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

Airborne Works is proud to announce a special support initiative for 2019 to help public safety agencies. From their press release: “This program is for any public safety groups in need of UAV assets and or seeking to acquire UAV/thermal aerial systems or ground based Lidar solutions for accident and crime scene reconstruction or any […]
BVLOS drones bring efficiency and speed to the task of collecting data over large areas, like those along railroad tracks.

Going Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is the most talked about concept in the commercial-drone world today—and for good reason. Many of the most lucrative opportunities for introducing drones into real-world commercial use are based on inspecting and gathering data over large swaths of land, such as railroads, utility lines, and farms that require autonomy. […]

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EdgyBees’ AR Footage Helps Wildfire Responders

EdgyBees’ AR Footage Helps Wildfire Responders

Aerial drone footage has been invaluable in helping first responders evaluate wildfires, and now California startup Edgybees has added an augmented reality (AR) overlay to the drone arsenal. Company marketer Samantha Sharpe notes that Edgybees is being used by first responders on the ground and in command and control centers with live, critical geographical data.of drone […]
Confined spaces are often dark, like the interior of this fermentation tank at Stoller Family Estate in Oregon’s wine country. To be able to navigate and conduct inspections in poorly lit environments, the Elios incorporates an array 
of bright LED lights as well as a thermal-
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Drone Review: Flyability Elios

Going where no drone has gone before Every aspect of the Elios has been designed to fulfill a single mission: confined-space operations. Elios can fly in environments and perform tasks that would wreck any other drone in seconds and that no responsible pilot would even attempt. There are a dozen different drones on the market […]
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