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Drone Captures Video Of A Surfer, 13, Rescuing A Boat Passenger

Kevin Cadby, a drone operator in Jupiter, Florida, recently used his drone to capture some amazing video, video of an impromptu rescue. It was just coincidence, but Cadby used his drone to record a brave 13-year-old surfer named Sam Ruskin saving a life. The scene seemed normal at first but quickly turned as he watched the boat toppling into the Jupiter Inlet. Luckily for the boat passenger, Sam was there.

By |2017-10-31T15:03:15-08:00October 31st, 2017|Drone Videos, Drones, Opinion, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Drone Captures Video Of A Surfer, 13, Rescuing A Boat Passenger

President Trump Moves To Modify US Drone Law

Recently finalized, our drone laws look to be in flux again. The President directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to develop a new program. This program, named the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, is designed to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. Running over 3 years, this program will "help tackle the most significant challenges in integrating drones into the national airspace while reducing risks to public safety and security. The program is designed to provide regulatory certainty and stability to local governments and communities, UAS owners and operators who are accepted into the program."

By |2017-10-31T08:29:58-08:00October 31st, 2017|Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on President Trump Moves To Modify US Drone Law

Using Drones to Save Lives in Emergencies

Drones have matured from toys into tools, and they have the ability to save lives in emergency situations. Recently, the US has faced a slew of traumatic events, could drones have helped in those situations? Today, drones can provide medical support, helping with surveying and in oil spills; in the future, they could be key in drone based telemedicine. Drones are a transformative technology that is creating new opportunities for trained drone operators.

By |2017-10-09T09:26:37-08:00October 9th, 2017|Drones, First Responder|Comments Off on Using Drones to Save Lives in Emergencies

The sky’s the limit – getting creative with your drone videography

Getting the most from your new drone doesn't have to be difficult. We've defined the five most common aerial photography shots and provided you with the details you will need to recreate them. With a little practice, you'll be taking your drone videos to the next level. 

By |2017-10-06T07:44:40-08:00October 6th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones|Comments Off on The sky’s the limit – getting creative with your drone videography

Guest Blogging Guidelines – Updated for October 2017

We've recently updated our Guest Blogging Guidelines to support or new and improved blog article format for the popular Drone Universities blog; this blog supports our educational services. We are focusing on quality over quantity and hope you enjoy. This document provides an outline of our latest requirements for any guest blog submission.

By |2017-10-06T07:59:28-08:00October 6th, 2017|Drones, Journalism|Comments Off on Guest Blogging Guidelines – Updated for October 2017

Importance of storyboard before shooting a drone video

Over the last few years drones have become a popular tool in film and video production. With more and more content being created it's important to set your content apart and using a storyboard can do just that. A storyboard is a tool for collaboration and gear selection. It can also be useful in clearly communicating your desired shot and staying legal. 

By |2017-10-06T07:32:45-08:00October 6th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones|Comments Off on Importance of storyboard before shooting a drone video

Las Vegas Massacre: Are Drones The Solution?

58 people were killed and nearly 500 others were injured, authorities say, when a gunman fired on the Route 91 country music festival. As we mourn, some ask if drones could help improve safety at events like this? While many disagree, some police agencies are moving forward and already purchasing drones; 167 such agencies bought drones in 2016. Other agencies are speaking out about using drones for similar upcoming events.

By |2017-10-05T20:01:39-08:00October 5th, 2017|Drones, First Responder, Opinion, Police|Comments Off on Las Vegas Massacre: Are Drones The Solution?

Airbus Wants To Use Quadcopters for Human Transport

As a quadcopter enthusiast myself, I love reading about all the new ways that drone technology is disrupting other industries and, in many cases, there are direct parallels with the courses we teach here at Drone Universities. However, this is not always the case; this particular story is an example of the latter. Airbus [...]

By |2017-10-05T08:27:36-08:00October 5th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on Airbus Wants To Use Quadcopters for Human Transport

Recognizing Women In The Industry: Mary Wohnrade

Mary Wohnrade, Credit: Drone360 In a male dominated industry like ours, it can be hard for a woman to get ahead. Organizations like Drone360 are hoping to change that trend by documenting and recognizing the industry achievements of women with their Women to Watch in UAS list. The 2017 winner was Mary Wohnrade. [...]

By |2017-10-04T13:11:41-08:00August 30th, 2017|Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Recognizing Women In The Industry: Mary Wohnrade

Evolving Volcano Research With DJI Drones

Lava Flow, Credit: YouTube A great way to get away from the recent negative publicity that DJI has been dealing with, is to focus on an amazing and innovative research project that uses DJI equipment, including the DJI Inspire 1 with Zenmuse XT thermal camera, such as the one being led by volcanologist Professor Jonathan Castro. DJI, [...]

By |2017-10-04T13:10:44-08:00August 30th, 2017|Drone Aided Research, Drones|Comments Off on Evolving Volcano Research With DJI Drones