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 has 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…

The Top 5 Things to Look for at DJI AirWorks

In preparation for major industry events, we’ve put together lists that explore a handful of the developments and happenings we’re looking forward to experiencing at them. With DJI AirWorks set to kick off next week, we thought it made sense to similarly highlight which developments and trends should be most notable to anyone interested in…

AR Overlays from Edgybees Illustrate What’s Possible with Drone Data

Talk about why we need to focus more on the data drones are gathering rather than the drones themselves is becoming pervasive, and all it is being driven by the need to see this technology create answers for a given issue or workflow. Drones can gather vast and detailed amounts of information, but that information…

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…

Key Takeaways from the Autonomy Track of the Drone Industry Visionaries Series

On the second day of Commercial UAV Expo 2018, we attended a riveting panel discussion about the current state of autonomous drone technology and the constraints this technology is facing in terms of regulation and customer acceptance. The panelists debated and discussed the future of UAS as well as the opportunities and challenges that are…

Drone Safety System from ParaZero Set to Open Up BVLOS Possibilities

Being able to effectively sort through safety concerns in the midst of a commercial drone revolution has been a challenge for many, but regulators will never sacrifice safety for efficiency. It’s why operators and organizations need to take active steps to ensure everyone in the vicinity of a drone operation remains safe throughout that entire…