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Engineering Students to Build a Human-Carrying Drone

Engineering Students to Build a Human-Carrying Drone

Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project, with help from a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA. “NASA wants to address specific topics, one of which is related to innovation in aeronautic transportation,” explained assistant mechanical engineering professor Marco Ciarcià, […]

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Bat Safe Mini

Bat Safe Mini

We’ve all heard the horror stories about charging lithium packs catching on fire, and the best insurance is to always use a container. The newest in the proven Bat Safe lineup of charging containers is the $39.99 Mini, a 6.5 x 3.9 x 1.9-inch double- walled, insulated steel box with a flame arrestor. Intended for […]
FAA Proposed Rules For Drone ID

FAA Proposed Rules For Drone ID

Get ready for the next exciting step in safe drone integration! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the proposed rule for remote identification of drones. With nearly 1.5 million drones and 155,000 remote pilots registered with the FAA, the ability to provide identification and location is essential to keeping drones safely separated from other aircraft […]

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Photo Competition: Postcards from the Trafalgar Way

Photo Competition: Postcards from the Trafalgar Way

Attention all UK residents! This competition seems tailor made for aerial drone shots, and you could win up to £1000, travel to London for a special ceremony, be part of a travelling exhibition and be awarded a whole host of other exciting prizes! The Trafalgar Way is Britain’s first national historic carriage route and traces […]
FAA Testing Updates – Free Webinars

FAA Testing Updates – Free Webinars

Calling All Pilots – Manned and Unmanned The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 13, 2020, will launch improvements to the way it tests all applicants for an FAA airman certificate for all certificated pilots (including drone pilots). One of the most important changes is the requirement that all applicants obtain an FAA Tracking Number […]

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Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery

Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery

A collaboration between drone consulting group Guinn Partners, Skyfire Consulting, the US Department of Health and Doosan Mobility Innovation proved that a DS-30 aircraft with a temperature-controlled payload system was a feasible option for long-range drone delivery. A release from Guinn Partners reads, in part, “Members of our team at Guinn Partners worked with Doosan […]
FLIR’s new StormCaster Payloads

FLIR’s new StormCaster Payloads

FLIR Systems now offers the FLIR StormCaster family of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) payloads for its SkyRanger R70 and R80D SkyRaider airframes. The new line launches with two multi-sensor products –StormCaster-T, which delivers continuous zoom and longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging; and StormCaster-L, which provides ultra-low-light imaging, tracking, and mapping. StormCaster represents FLIR Systems’ next generation […]

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FAA Announcements for LAANC

FAA Announcements for LAANC

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced two important expansions of the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC), which automates the application and approval process for drone pilots to obtain airspace authorizations in controlled airspace. The capability is now active at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Dulles International Airport, William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, […]
Alphabet’s Wing is the first FAA-approved drone air carrier

Alphabet’s Wing is the first FAA-approved drone air carrier

There is little doubt that the future of drones includes uncrewed aircraft delivery services. From online ordering to life-saving medications, our skies will soon teem with drones. Several of the world’s leading companies have been in a race against each other to be the first to provide a drone delivery service. Over the last few […]
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