Cape CEO Chris Rittler Discusses the Role of Autonomous Drones in Public Safety

One of the great advantages drones represent relates to how they can perform certain tasks, over and over, in exactly the manner. This repeatability is set to open up tremendous opportunities, especially when it’s combined with autonomous capabilities so that certain tasks that don’t require much or even any human supervision can be completed. The…

The Art and Science of Modern Drone Design

For over a hundred years now, men and women have been designing flying machines of all kinds. Beautiful machines, ugly machines, odd contraptions and crazy ideas alike have taken to the sky after emerging from the design table to enter a prototype stage. All of them have a story, but only some have been able…

Icarus Aerospace Standardizes UAV Training for Public Safety Agencies in the USA

Every Police Officer, Firefighter, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) has annual qualifications/continuing education requirements. These are requirements that are applicable to everyone in the field, regardless of whether they’re working in a major metropolitan city or in a rural farmland community. Although scheduling and the availability of these sessions can create complications for Public Safety…

Sunhillo Works to Make BVLOS Drone Operations a Daily Reality

One of the hottest topics during the recent Commercial UAV Expo was centered on drones operating beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and the inevitable integration of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles through controlled airspace. Earl Lawrence of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) addressed the topic on the first day of the event, and later…

FlightSafety Enters the UAV Pilot Training Arena

This year at Commercial UAV Expo Americas, another large manned aviation player entered the fray of the unmanned vehicles industry. Since being founded in 1951, FlightSafety International┬áhas greatly contributed to aviation safety around the world, and they’re looking to bring that insight and expertise into the unmanned space with a comprehensive line of Unmanned Systems…

Avitas Receives First FAA Civil BVLOS Approval Using Radar

Since the implementation of Part 107, the drone industry has been lobbying the FAA to make the airspace less restrictive so that operations like flying over people are more easily enabled. The limitations on heavier aircraft have also gotten many operators to express frustration, but there’s been tremendous progress on all these fronts. With the…