City of Raleigh Seeking Public Input on Drone Ordinance

On June 29, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) of the City of Raleigh made an announcement on their website seeking public input on a draft policy regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in public parks. The fact that PrecisionHawk, one of the largest drone manufacturers in the country, makes their…

Close Call with an F-22 Has the Air Force on Alert

Last week, an F-22 Raptor fighter jet coming in for landing just missed colliding with a small UAV, thanks to the great reflexes and training of the pilot. This incident has the top brass of the Armed Forces in high alert, especially when another drone sighting happened at the base just a few days prior.…

Municipal Airport Tests New Technology to Advance BVLOS Operations

The efforts of government agencies and the drone industry to advance the cause of UAV flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) continue with vigor. Recently, the Springfield–Beckley Municipal Airport, a joint use civil-military airport located five miles south of the central business district of Springfield, Ohio, announced that it would be partnering with the…

European Commission Taking the Drone Sector to New Heights Across Europe

On June 16th, the European Commission issued a press release announcing that the Single European Sky Air Traffic joint undertaking (SESAR) has released its blueprint to make drone use in low-level airspace safe, secure and environmentally friendly. It is designed to open the doors to the development of a strong and dynamic EU drone services…

ALX Systems Announces New Operating System at Commercial UAV Expo Europe

On June 20 Commercial UAV Expo Europe will open its doors to the public for the first time. This important event will take place in Brussels, Belgium and will feature about 50 exhibitors that have registered to showcase their products and services. One of these exhibitors is the Belgium Company ALX Systems, which will announce…