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My Drone Services Are “Free,” Why Do I Need A Section 333 Exemption?

Even though it may seem obvious, the FAA isn't completely clueless. They've caught on to drone companies that charge for everything but their actual drone services. Let me give you a simple, theortical example. Company A sells a drone based video package for $1,000. They charge $1,000 for the creation of the video, this $1,000 is [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:55-08:00March 3rd, 2016|333, Drone Services, Drones, Exemption, FAA|Comments Off on My Drone Services Are “Free,” Why Do I Need A Section 333 Exemption?

Real World Drone Use-Cases

Steven Hogan, a drone lawyer at Ausely & McMullen, wrote an article about drone law titled, "Confused about "Drone Law?" You're not alone." In his article, in addition to covering a variety of interesting drone law topics, his article also included an interesting list of drone use-cases: Precision Agriculture: showing farmers what plants are stressed, are [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:56-08:00March 2nd, 2016|Aerial Photography/Videography, Conservation, Drone Agriculture/Farming, Drone Aided Research, Drone Applications, Drone Services, Drones|Comments Off on Real World Drone Use-Cases

DroneCloud Wants You To Run Your Drone Business On Their Platform

There is a new player in the drone data management space, DroneCloud. Like its competitors, DroneDeploy and Event 38, DroneCloud aims to simplify the management of drone data. Tokyo-based Clue announced in November the launch of a data management service for drones called DroneCloud. The service will offer a platform to manage drone data, such as tracking who operates [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:00-08:00December 10th, 2015|Drone Services, Drone Software, Drone Startups, Drones|Comments Off on DroneCloud Wants You To Run Your Drone Business On Their Platform

Google[x] Proceeding With Drone Delivery Service “Project Wing”

Google is charging ahead with their drone delivery plans in spite of a few setbacks. Unlike Amazon's efforts, Google is focusing their research and development on disaster relief. Picture UAVs flying out to hard to reach places, delivering key supplies during emergency situations. This isn't a far fetched idea, drone enthusiasts have already been using their [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:07-08:00October 20th, 2015|Drone Delivery, Drone Services, Drones, First Responder|Comments Off on Google[x] Proceeding With Drone Delivery Service “Project Wing”

(When) Will The USPS Use Drones For Mail Delivery?

While the USPS currently has a fleet of 163,000 right-hand drive delivery vehicles, the design is dated at best. The familiar “Long Life Vehicle” design was created 27 years ago and it's age is showing. As the vehicle's age they are increasingly expensive to maintain, to make matters worse, these trucks average only about 9 or 10 miles per [...]

By |2015-09-15T10:49:05-08:00September 28th, 2015|Drone Services, Drones|Comments Off on (When) Will The USPS Use Drones For Mail Delivery?

Skyward Introduces A Cloud-Based, Information Management Solution

Jonathan Evans, Skyward CEO Skyward introduced an information management solution purpose built for commercial drone operators. By combining up to date drone airspace mapping with flight planning tools, digital record keeping and a human support team of both regulatory and operational experts Skyward hope to give drone operators a comprehensive tool. Skyward introduced [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:19-08:00September 27th, 2015|Drone Services, Drone Software, Drone Startups, Drones|Comments Off on Skyward Introduces A Cloud-Based, Information Management Solution

Drone Delivery Proposals Lead To Concern From Drone Industry

The idea of drone delivery is being pushed by both Amazon and Google, but if they get their way, what will the impact be for the rest of the drone industry? One of the world's largest consumer drone makers says it's concerned hobbyists will face tougher restrictions over where they can fly if Amazon and [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:19-08:00September 26th, 2015|Drone Law, Drone Services, Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Drone Delivery Proposals Lead To Concern From Drone Industry

Solving Drone Delivery From The “Ground” Up

There has been a lot of discussion about drone delivery. Amazon and Google both have their own strategies and in a very possible future, we could have drones above making home deliveries. To get to that future, there are a number of major hurdles that must first be overcome. Challenges such as air traffic management and [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:21-08:00September 22nd, 2015|Drone Services, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Solving Drone Delivery From The “Ground” Up

Drones In Conservation: Using A Quadcopter To Collect Water Samples

Lake Merritt Mission Plan I alway love it when I learn about drones being used in new and interesting ways. The Nerds for Nature did just that by using a drone to collect water samples at the Bioblitz held at Lake Merritt. The quadcopter they used has an exoskeleton instead of a traditional quadrotor frame. Aerotestra, the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:22-08:00September 22nd, 2015|Activism, Drone Services, Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on Drones In Conservation: Using A Quadcopter To Collect Water Samples

Mozilla Proof-of-Concept: Controlling Drones With JavaScript and Bluetooth

As more and more companies start to see the value proposition that DaaS or Drones-as-a-Service offer, new, simpler ways to remote control drones will be required. Now, thanks to a Mozilla team, we have a proof-of-concept that let's a drone operator remote control a drone using their Firefox web browser.  The web browser controls the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:23-08:00September 21st, 2015|Drone Services, Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on Mozilla Proof-of-Concept: Controlling Drones With JavaScript and Bluetooth