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The DoC Is Investigating 26 Cases Of Drones Muling Contraband

It seems as drones are fast becoming the drug mule of choice for todays US prison system. This is a subject I've touched on a few times before (here and here for example). According to this latest article, there are 26 ongoing cases under investigation by the Department of Corrections and I'm sure a much [...]

By |2017-07-25T15:54:57-08:00July 25th, 2017|Drone Law, Drones, Police, WTF|Comments Off on The DoC Is Investigating 26 Cases Of Drones Muling Contraband

Drone Operator Charged with a Felony – Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree

As a drone pilot, what would you do if you suddenly found yourself being arrested and charged with a felony because of where and when you decided to operate your drone? While it might sound a bit far ferfetched, that's exactly what happened to David Beesmer in New York. Beesmer was charged with unlawful surveillance in [...]

By |2017-07-12T07:19:25-08:00July 12th, 2017|Drones, First Responder, Police, Safety, WTF|Comments Off on Drone Operator Charged with a Felony – Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree

What You Should NOT Do With Your DJI Mavic Pro

Alcohol and drones don't mix. It's just not a safe combination. That being said, a quick search on YouTube will show that not everyone has the common sense to recognize this. The article "Don't drone drunk" walks you through what could happen if you decide to over-consumer and then take your drone out for a [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:29-08:00July 5th, 2017|Drones, Safety, WTF|Comments Off on What You Should NOT Do With Your DJI Mavic Pro

Russian Company Coptersafe Is Jailbreaking DJI Drones

Current news is saturated with stories about Russia due to FBI Director Robert Mueller's investigation. While the following story isn't related to that investigation, it is related to Russia and the subject matter is legally questionable at best. For around $350, a Russian software company, named Coptersafe, will "jailbreak" your DJI drone. Once jailbroken, your DJI [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:29-08:00June 28th, 2017|Drone Software, Drones, Interesting, International, Modifications, WTF|Comments Off on Russian Company Coptersafe Is Jailbreaking DJI Drones

NASA Plans To Build Drones For Use On Mars

Drones have conquered the air, I doubt anyone would try to argue that point. More recently, drones have been exploring underwater, now NASA has plans to use drones on Mars. Yes, the planet Mars.  Creating a drone for use on Mars is no easy task and will require some complex engineering considering the differences that [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:30-08:00June 26th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones, WTF|Comments Off on NASA Plans To Build Drones For Use On Mars

Video: Drone Carries Man in a Flying Hammock?

I'm going to file this video of a person being carried by drone under "unlikely at best." Yes, even though the original YouTube video claims it's real, I doubt it, but hey, I could be wrong. If it is real, since the video clearly shows some "close calls," the pilot should enroll in our introductory drone course [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:33-08:00April 23rd, 2017|Drones, Transportation, WTF|Comments Off on Video: Drone Carries Man in a Flying Hammock?

Is “Drone Fishing” Really a Thing?

Let's just file this drone activity under weird or silly and maybe call it a day? Really people, drone fishing? I can't believe this is a thing. Norman Hirsch on the other hand disagrees. According to Hirsh, "drone fishing is kind of a new thing," and he backs up his statement with a customized drone [...]

By |2017-04-12T19:34:45-08:00April 18th, 2017|Drone Applications, Drones, Odd/Weird, WTF|Comments Off on Is “Drone Fishing” Really a Thing?

In Oklahoma City, It’s Now OK to Shoot Down Drones

In the "Drone Slayer" incident, in June of 2016, William Merideth shot down an unmanned aircraft as it hovered over his Kentucky home. The drone was piloted by his neighbor David Boggs and while some accounts of the incident have Boggs using his drone to take photos of Merideth's daughter, we don't really know what occurred. The only people who [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:36-08:00April 6th, 2017|Drone Law, Drones, Odd/Weird, WTF|Comments Off on In Oklahoma City, It’s Now OK to Shoot Down Drones

Now Even Spider-Man Has A Drone?

Drones are literally everywhere! Sometimes, I feel like I simply can't avoid them, regardless of my activity. A special thank you goes out to Spider-Man (aka Tom Holland) for emphasizing my point for me; in just six seconds, too. Spider-Man: Homecoming - Teaser | In cinemas 7.7.17 Where Peter Parker can't go as [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:37-08:00April 4th, 2017|Drones, Interesting, WTF|Comments Off on Now Even Spider-Man Has A Drone?

William “Drone Slayer” Merideth Wants Case Dismissed. Seriously?

William Merideth, the self-proclaimed "Drone Slayer," wants a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him. This is after admitting to firing on a drone multiple times, destroying the drone. Why? Mr. Merideth claims the drone came within 10 feet of his home. Normally this would be cut and dry; you can't fire upon any aircraft [...]

By |2016-03-16T17:19:23-08:00March 23rd, 2016|Drone Law, Drones, WTF|Comments Off on William “Drone Slayer” Merideth Wants Case Dismissed. Seriously?