FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

For the past few months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been hinting at the possibility that drone markings’ specifications will have to be modified in order to satisfy law enforcement concerns regarding visibility and accessibility to said markings. Today, the FAA finally published a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to…

5 Fields of Strong Growth for Professional Drone Pilots

Drone piloting can be a well-paying profession. It’s a rapidly expanding vocation that’s playing a larger and larger role in many industries. However, there are a few fields where professional pilots are making a particularly strong impact. The following sections highlight a few of the specialties where drone pilots have made successful inroads. If you’re…

What Makes the SAGA and Other GDU Drones Different and Distinct?

With an entire section dedicated to the technology as well as a slew of UAV exhibitors, drones were a big part of CES 2019 in more ways than one. While some of the innovations that were showcased at the event were geared toward consumers, the multi-purpose industrial drone from GDU called the SAGA that debuted…

Connecting and Growing Australia’s Drone Ecosystem

Australia faces many of the same regulatory challenges as other nations do when it comes to utilizing drone technology for a variety of purposes. Being able to integrate drones safely into the air traffic management system is a top priority for stakeholders across the drone ecosystem while demonstrating safety to personnel on the ground and…

Is a Network Based Remote ID Solution the Right One for the Drone Industry?

Developing a realistic approach to being able to remotely identify small drones in controlled airspace is a top priority for stakeholders throughout the drone industry. Acting FAA Administration Dan Elwell has literally said that we need universal remote identification (Remote ID), and plenty others have mentioned that it is critical for the industry at large to move forward. It’s…

FAA Issues an RFI for a Remote ID System for Drones

On December 20th the FAA quietly announced the release of a Request for Information (RFI) looking for partners to help develop a realistic approach to sharing data that would be required to remotely identify small drones in controlled airspace. The data collected would include a unique identifier for the UAV, tracking information as well as…

2019 Predictions for the Commercial Drone Industry with Randall Warnas

The advantages and opportunities that thermal imagery provides are incredible to consider, especially since that information can be gathered so quickly and easily via a drone. We’ve explored what kind of value can be created with the combination of thermal and multispectral imagery in one drone flight, and that thermal piece is being enabled by…

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