Does Your University Need or Want to Start a Drone Program?

Recognizing the impact drone technology can and will have in a variety of fields, institutions across the world are working on figuring out how UAVs can be integrated into the classroom. That’s part of the reason the efforts of the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center) are so critical. As a collaborative effort…

TruWeather Proves Why the Drone Industry Need Better Weather Data

Flight time and weather conditions are often cited as two of the most challenging logistical issues that drone operators deal with, but that might not be the case for much longer. Advances to battery technology are changing the paradigm around how long drones can be expected to stay in the air, while the creation of…

Bridging the Past and Future of the Drone Industry

As the Managing Director at Nexutech, Jay Willmott leads a group of seasoned senior-level subject matter experts specializing in unmanned systems and related technologies. He is a two-time past AUVSI Chapter President (Hampton Roads & D.C. Chapters) who began his long drone career manufacturing remotely piloted aircraft during the mid-‘80s when he oversaw development, production…

How Does Carlson Software Help Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers Create Better Designs in Less Time?

The opportunities that drones have opened up in the land surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining industries are considerable. From data collection through office design, these tools have been able to help provide a “positive feedback loop” for land surveyors while also helping civil engineers increase their productivity and create better designs in less time.…

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DoD Facilities

With the increase number of commercial and recreational drones being sold in the USA and the number of Part 107 pilots reaching the 100,000 milestone, it’s obvious that the amount of unmanned flights in the national airspace will continue to rise. It’s an illustration of what happens when any industry is dealing with the excitement…

A Live Look at the Next Century of Aviation from North Carolina

The North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo promised to show off what the next century of aviation will look like, and it managed to do so in the context of where and how the technology is making a difference today. Featuring a collection of commercial drone representatives, technology providers, influential government officials and users,…

FAA Remote Pilot Certification Reaches an Important Milestone

On July 26th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that more than 100,000 people have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational uses (not qualifying as “model aircraft”). The number is calculated based on the number of applicants who have successfully completed the UAS aeronautical test since the small…

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