April 12, 2017

By making use of the maps, drone operators will have greater clarity and information that will assist them in completing airspace authorization applications. They can structure their application to comply with the locations and altitudes indicated on...

August 29, 2016

For those who own or operate UAS-based companies, such as for aerial cinematography, monitoring agriculture, or surveying, this is exciting news, as it not only validates their businesses, but also opens up new opportunities. Unsurprisingly, the U.S....

June 21, 2016

Today marks a huge day for the U.S. drone industry, I’m talking “one small step for man” news! Finally, after years of waiting, the FAA has officially announced its final rules for commercial drone use and they are very friendly to the industry. No l...

May 7, 2015

The FAA approved the single rotor Yamaha RMAX helicopter drone for use in the U.S. The RMAX is designed for agricultural spraying, seeding, remote sensing, precision agriculture, frost mitigation and variable rate dispersal. In Japan, RMAX helicopter...

April 16, 2015

With NAB behind us, there is a ton of new aerial gear.  DJI has new phantoms.  Freefly has a new drone, gimbals, and controllers.  And a bunch of cameras with UAS in mind were announced, for example the Blackmagic micro cinema camera is specifically...

April 13, 2015

The Alta is a new UAS that allows operators to mount a 15 pound payload above or beneath the rotors.  Mounting above the rotors allows DPs to acquire shots that have never been seen before.  See the gif below to understand what we are talking about....

April 4, 2015

Brain Farm, a Wyoming based production company successfully flew a Phantom Flex4k on a UAS.  According to Brain Farm, they are the first to fly the camera on a UAS since the camera weighs around 15 pounds.  They were able to do so by using the Aerigo...

April 3, 2015

DroneDeploy launched their mobile application on Tuesday.  The company’s product allows users who have no drone expertise or experience to plot a route, and capture imagery or even a 3D map.  This is a killer feature for agriculture, construction, re...

March 29, 2015

At Facebook’s F8 developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer announced that Facebook had successfully tested a version of their UAS.  It is very unlikely that they tested anything near the size of the...

March 27, 2015

Yesterday the FAA lifted some restrictions for companies with 333 exemptions allowing them to fly under 200 feet without filling a flight plan.  This allows those users to test a new rig or do something very quickly without authorization.  It is a ti...

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