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Precision Agriculture: A Day on the Farm

Drones are often touted for their ability to benefit farmers through precision agriculture, but solving real-world problems requires a more carefully considered approach—and spinning propellers only represents a small fraction of the work to be done. Even within the professional uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) industry, there is a tendency to regard precision agriculture applications as […]
Free Class! Embry-Riddle UAS Public Safety

Free Class! Embry-Riddle UAS Public Safety

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) to anyone with an Internet connection and a desire to learn about aviation. And they are free! Future MOOCs will be announced as scheduled. This two-week MOOC covers key concepts related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as applied to the Public Safety (PS) sector (Law Enforcement, […]

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Embry-Riddle Study Finds 1 in 5 Drone Flights are a Risk to Manned Flight

Embry-Riddle Study Finds 1 in 5 Drone Flights are a Risk to Manned Flight

In February 2018, a YouTube video revealed a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) taking off from a parking lot and climbing more than 1,000 feet as a passenger jet came dangerously close to the drone on approach to McCarran Airport. The irresponsible drone operator then flew upside down to get a better shot of the Frontier Airlines […]
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 […]

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