Greg's Blog (8)

Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?

I think not and am expecting a resurgence of the good old heli.

This article puts forward a lot of good arguments for the helicopter (all be it in baby terms) but do you think there is truth in these claims?

A new Chinese unmanned helicopter might be the industry’s first critical step to a functional aerial logistic platform in the near future. This…

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Added by Greg on July 15, 2016 at 5:21am — 12 Comments

Fiilex AL250 Intelligent Aerial Light for Solo

Sky light: Dynamic set lighting from virtually any angle. Just pop it up and hover, or use Solo’s smart technology to track with your subject. The light plugs into Solo's accessory bay, so you can even use it at the same time you use your gimbaled GoPro.....…

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Added by Greg on May 25, 2016 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Drone hit British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport

Breaking news on BBC.

Could be a first proper strike. Or not.

A plane approaching Heathrow Airport is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely, the Metropolitan Police have said.

The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50…

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Added by Greg on April 17, 2016 at 11:20am — 15 Comments

Quadcopter drone 'deliberately flown at passenger airliner' over Essex

  • Plane came within 80ft of colliding with drone as it went to land at Southend
  • Pilot of 74-seater airliner said quadcopter was 'very close' to right wing-tip…
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Added by Greg on October 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

British CAA moving forward on commonsense guidelines for UAVs operating in congested cities.

Credit to British CAA for pressing ahead on sensible integration of UAVs into British air space. This document addressing congested cities including London.

1 Introduction

1.1 The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide guidance to operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) and Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft…

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Added by Greg on May 29, 2014 at 5:53am — 4 Comments

Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority scrambling to roll out drone public awareness campaign

UAV Safety Story

From ABC News Australia

Aviation authorities are struggling to keep up with a boom in remote controlled drones over Australia's cities.

The Civil Aviation Safety…

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Added by Greg on April 16, 2014 at 10:01am — 8 Comments

Funding for British Businesses Writing Mission Software

Five industry and university collaborations have been selected to receive funding through the first round of calls via the Growing Autonomous Mission Management Applications (GAMMA) Programme and are launching in Autumn 2013.

Read more about it here:…

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Added by Greg on September 10, 2013 at 7:01am — 4 Comments

British CAA issue one of the first air safety notices for UAS's

The below Safety Notice is in relation to the UAS crash at one of Britan's X Factor auditions

   

Dear UAS Operator,

As a current permission holder for aerial work, we are sending you this email to inform you of a recently issued Safety Notice.  Safety Notices and Information Notices are issued by the CAA with the aim of improving flight safety.

The…

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Added by Greg on July 18, 2013 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

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