Flying drones safely is more important than ever before. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made tighter standards in both hobby and commercial drone flying to ensure the safety of bystanders, as well as other aircrafts, buildings, and birds. Knowing the basics when it comes to flying your drone saves one’s energy, money and time and protects everyone involved. So make sure to use these ‘do’s and don’ts’ of drone flying to stay safe and on the right side of the law.
There will be new drone flight restrictions taking effect on October 5, 2017 over 10 Department of the Interior (DOI) landmark sites. These new restrictions have been requested by U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies.
First used in military applications as far back as the Second World War, drone technology has now advanced to the point where they are used as toys, as photography and surveillance tools, and yes, as commercially viable appliances.
Far cheaper to purchase and operate than manned aircraft such as gyrocopters, drones can carry a wide variety of sensors and even light cargo. Informed observers expect the drone market to reach as much as $7 billion per annum by 2020. A great deal of this expected sudden increase will be based on regulatory reform, which has not kept pace with technological advances, even lower costs for greater capabilities, and – not to be overlooked – the improvements and wider application of machine learning and data analytics.
Utilizing today’s latest drone technology, the world of frozen yogurt has forever changed now that one company was capable of delivering their sweet frozen treats to Hope College in Michigan. To say this technological feat was anything but brilliant is a complete understatement. Read more
The Walt Disney World resort in Florida has recently made history. They took 300 Intel Shooting Star drones and used this advanced technology to innovate the traditional light show at their resort. This technological advancement is a true achievement that will help improve the holiday season for kids of all ages this December.
The name of their latest innovation is called “Starbright Holidays, An Intel Collaboration” and this exciting drone-based light show kicked off the holiday season on November 20th with two shows; one at 7:30 PM and one at 8:30 PM. They will continue to host more shows all throughout the holidays.