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News from sUAS News
July 31st
by Lou Whitmire MANSFIELD – A drone flew over Mansfield Correctional Institution on Wednesday afternoon while inmates were outside in the recreation yard. A spokeswoman at MANCI said the incident remains under investigation. No further details are...
July 31st
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July 30th
by EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 attendees gained hands-on experience at the controls of unmanned flying machines as part of the Small Unmanned Aerospace System (sUAS) Challenge during this year’s fly-in at the 63rd annual Experimental Aircraft Asso...
July 30th
by By Kevin Tampone  Syracuse, N.Y. — A company that trains aerial drone pilots across the country is launching classes in Central New York. Dartdrones will offer a free, two-hour introductory class on Aug. 8. Its full-day classes cost $500 and...
July 30th
by Its this weeks spot the group running scared campaign. Let’s Be Fair About Sharing The Air…. Come on chaps really. What about get out the way you massive polluter? Can you tell the National Agricultural Aviation Associations press release...
July 30th
by Abigail Fielding-Smith, Crofton Black, Alice Rossand James Ball The overstretched US military has hired hundreds of private-sector contractors to the heart of its drone operations to analyse top-secret video feeds and help track suspected terro...
July 30th
by SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Authorities in San Bernardino County issued a stern warning Wednesday for anyone caught flying an unmanned aerial vehicle over dangerous situations, such as wildfires. “If an intentional act of a drone was to cause ...
July 30th
by BY SANDRA PLEDGER Making a business work goes a long way, as Daniel Herbert, a Rockaway Township resident and owner of Skygear Solutions, Inc. would know. He has been a successful business owner since 2014. Herbert found his way…Read more...
July 30th
by Steve Large EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — A military drone is providing leads in the search for a missing teacher who was last seen on a motorcycle in El Dorado County. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department made the…Read more →
July 30th
by   by Paul Squire Fearing that drones with cameras could intrude on residents’ privacy, the Suffolk County Legislature voted Tuesday to ban drone use over county public beaches during the summer and require operators to get permits to fly t...
News from UAS VISION
July 30th
The European Cockpit Association (ECA) has published a paper calling for regulations on unmanned air vehicles proposed by EASA to focus on the safety of people and manned aviation, and not the rights of recreational operators to fly such aircraft. First o...
July 30th
EHang’s GHOST Drone is controlled with a few taps on a smartphone or tablet – no hard-to-use joystick-like controller is required – and provides a rich feature set including the ability to plot a course simply by touching your device’s on-scre...
July 30th
Aerial mapping company Bluesky has produced a prototype map of the UK showing where it may be unsafe or even illegal to fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Bluesky has combined an expertise in flight planning and 3D aerial mapping with various geographic...
July 30th
The Air National Guard has quietly expanded its fleet of unmanned aircraft in the U.S. A dozen units scattered across the country now have drone-flying missions, and in some places, the Guard is lobbying to use military drones for missions at home. “...
July 30th
Graeme Frew takes his Yak-3 for a spin at the Classics Of The Sky airshow in Tauranga, New Zealand. The Yakovlev Yak-3 is a World War II Soviet fighter aircraft. Robust and easy to maintain, it was much liked by pilots and ground crew alike. It was one of...
July 30th
The US Navy has awarded a contract modification of $78 million—actually, officially 78 million and one dollar—to Insitu for a half-dozen more RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems, small aircraft the Navy and Marines use for tactical reconnaissance, ...
July 29th
The US Air Line Pilots Association’s (ALPA) white paper published last week, A Flight Plan for Safe and Fair Skies, looks at, among other issues, the safe integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).  ALPA is urgin...
July 29th
Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department...
July 29th
Northrop Grumman expects to start demonstrating a universal payload adaptor for the RQ-4B Global Hawk with various sensors carried by the Lockheed Martin U-2 after signing a cooperative research and development agreement on 14 July with the US Air Force. ...
July 29th
Drones have become one of the most ubiquitous weapons to come out of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have given battlefield commanders unprecedented situational awareness and struck key targets all while keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. In the f...