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Opinion Articles, News and Stories from the Drone Universities Team

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+00:00October 31st, 2017|Drone Videos, Drones, Opinion, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Drone Captures Video Of A Surfer, 13, Rescuing A Boat Passenger

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+00:00October 5th, 2017|Drones, First Responder, Opinion, Police|Comments Off on Las Vegas Massacre: Are Drones The Solution?

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+00:00August 30th, 2017|Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Recognizing Women In The Industry: Mary Wohnrade

The (Recent) DJI Rollercoaster Ride

DJI, the most well known brand in the drone industry, is catching a lot of heat and it's forcing them to make some rapid changes. Just consider the following: On Friday China-based DJI got word that the U.S. Army will stop using the company’s products due to cybersecurity-related concerns. Army units were ordered to remove [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:22+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Drones, Interesting, Opinion|Comments Off on The (Recent) DJI Rollercoaster Ride

I Just Received My Brand New DJI Spark

My Bengal, Apollo, really enjoyed the DJI Spark delivery too, but mostly just the box. So I broke down folks and purchased a DJI Spark. Largely because even without all of it's shortcomings, for what it is designed for, it's a great piece of technology in a very compact form factor. My significant [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:24+00:00July 21st, 2017|Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on I Just Received My Brand New DJI Spark

Drones: Fighting a Negative Image in the Media

As a member of the drone community, when I read the news daily, I'm regularly scanning the news headlines for anything drone or UAS related. As the article references below notes, most of the stories we read have a negative tinge. In the past week, DJI and drone technology more generally have had some pretty [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:24+00:00July 18th, 2017|Drones, Interesting, Journalism, Opinion|Comments Off on Drones: Fighting a Negative Image in the Media

Buyers Guide: Top Three Quadcopter Choices of 2017

Now that we are four months into the new year, I think it's a great time to highlight some of the very best quadcopters of 2017. The following are Kevin Oliver's (from BGR) top choices: To help cut through the noise, we’ve determined exactly what makes the perfect drone tick — or fly. The right UAV should [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:36+00:00April 8th, 2017|Drones, New Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Buyers Guide: Top Three Quadcopter Choices of 2017

Drone Buyers Guide: At $50, $100, $250, $500 and $100

In "Ready to fly a quadcopter? Here are the best drones for beginners," Christine McKee from AppleInside breaks down which drones provides the best bang for the buck. Regardless of your budget, McKee has options ranging from $50 to $1,000. Remember, when you invest your hard earned dollars in drone hardware, you also need to invest in drone training; the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:37+00:00April 4th, 2017|Drones, New Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Drone Buyers Guide: At $50, $100, $250, $500 and $100

Drone Universities Blog Reboot …

After a brief window of inactivity, I'm proud to announce that the Drone Universities blog is active again. We will be continuing our mission of highlighting unique and interesting drone stories, stories that impact the drone industry at large and drone law stories. If you have a "hot lead" or would like to suggest a [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:41+00:00March 29th, 2017|Drone Education, Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Drone Universities Blog Reboot …

What Will Tomorrows Drone Filled World Look Like?

What will tomorrows drone filled world look like? How long will it take to morph from where we are today to that world of tomorrow? This is the subject matter discussed in DroneBlog's recent article "How soon will it be a drone world?" If the FAA reverses itself, and allows commercial drone aircraft to fly [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:44+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Drone Technology, Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on What Will Tomorrows Drone Filled World Look Like?