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Quantix Assesses Woolsey Wildfire Damage

Quantix Assesses Woolsey Wildfire Damage

Aerovironment  announced it is supporting the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program to assess the environmental impact of the Woolsey wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area of Southern California. Burning over 96,949 acres, the devastating Woolsey wildfire destroyed more than 616 park structures and consumed approximately 88% of National Park Service […]
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-
imaging camera.

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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Drone Insurance for Commercial Operations

Drone Insurance for Commercial Operations

When first starting out as a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator, many business owners and pilots do not know where to begin to locate an insurance provider. Many “standard” insurance companies do not insure—and may specifically exclude from their policies—an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). To properly insure your commercial operations, start by contacting aviation-specific […]
Air National Guard Drone Helps in Carr Fire

Air National Guard Drone Helps in Carr Fire

The California Air National Guard’s 195th Wing, stationed at Beale Air Force Base, has been assisting the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection agency (CAL FIRE) with aerial reconnaissance and surveillance to help combat the Carr fire in Redding, California, according to a Department of Defense press release. “We’re able to provide real-time eyes in […]

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Tracking Shoreline Erosion

Tracking Shoreline Erosion

Along the shorelines of Menard-May Park in Edgewater, Florida this week, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, flew high above the water capturing high-resolution images and video of this area of Mosquito Lagoon, which is part of the Indian River Lagoon system. The aerial reconnaissance survey, organized and flown by faculty, staff […]
Drone Discovery

Drone Discovery

Sometimes an aerial view reveals something that is impossible to see from the ground, and that’s exactly what happened when photographer and author Anthony Murphy flew over the Brú na Bóinne archaeological landscape, a Unesco World Heritage Site about 30 miles north of Dublin. Murphy suspected that a recent drought might reveal signs of a […]

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Protecting Elephants

Protecting Elephants

What began as a conservation-focused effort has branched out to include commercial operations conducted near Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, with daily patrols by unmanned aircraft thwarting thefts of equipment and property from railroads, a steel mill, and other industrial operations. In Botswana, flight operations recently began to protect elephants using the same […]
Uplift Data Partners & PlanGrid

Uplift Data Partners & PlanGrid

Uplift Data Partners, the leading data capture pilot platform for enterprise businesses, announced it has integrated with PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software. Uplift’s 2D and 3D aerial drone imagery is now accessible directly into PlanGrid, giving construction teams a real-time view of job sites and dramatically improving their ability to detect costly errors […]

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Percepto’s Drone in a Box [VIDEO]

Percepto’s Drone in a Box [VIDEO]

Percepto’s “drone in a box” solution is being deployed by Enel, a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global, power, gas and renewables markets at its Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant in Italy. The multipurpose drone platform will support operation and maintenance activities at the site. At Enel’s power plant, Sparrow will fly […]
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