Evolving Your Drone Solution with DJI and Microsoft

DJI AirWorks 2018 featured the announcement of new products as well as a showcase for innovative uses of drone technology, but it also provided a look at the ways in which drones are set to reshape how professionals approach a variety of tasks in the present and the future. Much of that will be the…

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…

Determining How Drones Can Help Define a Response to Climate Stress

Dr. Scot T. Martin is a Professor of Environmental Science and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, and he was at the DJI AirWorks 2018 event to discuss how drone-based sensing and sampling has opened new frontiers in the environmental sciences. A single drone and fleet can tackle some science questions that traditional…

Witnessing the Maturity of Surveying and Mapping at Commercial UAV Expo

The drone industry as a whole has moved beyond the excitement associated with the fact that photographs captured correctly via drones can be turned into various ‘mapping’ based deliverables such as ortho’s and point clouds. UAV-based mapping service providers now have a better understanding of what their clients want to receive from them, and those…

Inspecting an Airplane with the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise

DJI’s AirWorks bills itself as much more than a showcase of drone industry insight. The event also mentioned it would provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with people who are actually using drone technology to improve operational efficiencies in real, practical ways. In an airport hangar at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, we got a…

DJI Unveils Mavic 2 Enterprise at AirWorks

When DJI announced the Phantom 4 RTK at the European Drone Summit, I wondered why they didn’t just wait and make that happen at AirWorks, which would be taking place just about two weeks later. Now that AirWorks is here, I have my answer: DJI didn’t want anything to steal the spotlight from the launch…

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…