IPP Insight with the Lee County Mosquito Control District

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is designed to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) create new regulations that will enable the safe and secure integration of drones into the national airspace system. Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator of the FAA, has previously talked about how the FAA wants to work with drone…

An Ingenious Parachute System to Keep Drones from Crashing

At every Commercial UAV Expo, either in the USA or Europe, there are always innovative technologies that catch our eye. This was the case during the recent Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam when we walked into the booth of Drone Rescue Systems, an Austrian-based company that has developed an ingenious parachute system to keep…

Drones vs Satellites: Competitive or Complementary?

Drones vs A four-part series exploring when and how drone technology can be considered and utilized in place of or in addition to other potential solutions. Part 1 – Drones vs Manned Aircraft Part 2 – Drones vs Satellites Part 3 – Drones (Photogrammetry) vs Terrestrial LiDAR Part 4 – Drones vs HALE The world…

Analysis of the 2018-2038 FAA Aviation Forecast

On March 15th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its aerospace forecast for the fiscal years 2018 to 2038. The report covers all the areas of interest to the federal agency, notably commercial airliners, general aviation and now unmanned systems, as well as all items pertaining to the safety of operations over the national airspace.…

The Message for the Drone Industry from the FAA UAS Symposium

Many of the discussions at the recently completed FAA UAS Symposium were associated with familiar drone industry topics like the ability to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and drone delivery, among plenty more. News associated with the nationwide expansion of the LAANC program was big for a variety of reasons, but it wasn’t…