With thanks to Patrick of GrupoAcre in Spain for sending this to us.
Yesterday we came to know (by news) that the Spanish Air Safety Agency (AESA) has suspended “All UAV Operations in Spanish Airspace” and further has declared that all operations, which are not conducted on a “Radio-controlled…Continue
(I don't you think you launch them like an Easystar Chris)
Marco Della Cava USA Today
BERKELEY, Calif. — The flight plan of Chris Anderson's life is filled with funky layovers. Punk rocker. Physicist. Magazine editor. Book author. Geek dad.
But all those stops were just formative detours on the journey to his current…Continue
The original and world’s best recognized small business end-user association is back for another round of, please keep your onerous regulation off of my business plan. Seriously, things have started to heat up with congressional mandates and media coverage of an industry that can longer be ignored. All gray areas in the law aside, there is…Continue
Interesting press release from the FAA
Quoting from http://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=76240 :
February 26–There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations. Here are some common myths and the corresponding facts.
Myth #1: The FAA…
Interesting article at IEEE all about 3DR but it was the flying wing that caught my eye, along with a very relaxed image of Jordi.…Continue
Just a gentle reminder that the current T3 round closes on the 1st of Feb. If you have entered before then you know I am fairly flexible with my calendar and observance of it.
What can I say about the entries so far other than quite amazing! The flight planning and post production involved will have taken perhaps hundreds of hours and all the…Continue
“Drones have gotten a very bad rap for various reasons,” says Kelly Cohen, associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at UC. “But our students see that unmanned systems can have a positive impact on society.”
Cohen and a team of researchers have developed an experimental capability to capture the dynamic behavior of the UAV platform, which…Continue
Added by Gary Mortimer on January 15, 2014 at 11:09pm — No Comments
This post is dull and only of interest to those in the USA. But if you are in the USA and want to fly commercially it should have your full attention.
The start of the rule making process that you have all been waiting on is pushed back to November of this year, maybe.
Not the first time this has happened, sUAS News has a count down timer…Continue
Signed at the AMA Expo, Ontario California. DTV is there and will report back!
Memorandum of Understanding between Academy of Model Aeronautics and Federal Aviation Administration
Concerning Operation of Model Aircraft In the National Airspace System
This Memorandum of Understanding…Continue
I think I might like to have a go....
The Black Knight Transformer is designed for autonomous casualty evacuation and manned or unmanned cargo resupply missions. Its unmanned capabilities keep pilots out of harm’s way, making it the safest casualty evacuation option. The interior volume is comparable to a Blackhawk helicopter, making it…Continue
James Williams, executive manager of the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, will join AMA President Bob Brown on the main Expo stage at 3 p.m. PST, on Saturday, January 11, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement institutes a formal relationship between the FAA and the Academy of Model Aeronautics and establishes the platform upon which the AMA…Continue
Patricks cracker barrel makes another appearance and Lady Gaga's pilot, Gus Calderon goes through his multirotor flight safety routine in this the second episode of Drone TV. We think this is a sensible way of operating what do folks here think?
More videos on the sUAS News YouTube channel …Continue
Winning a spot in the sUAS News UAS Got Talent section this flapper from Delft is doing it for itself for nine minutes at a time.
Some stunning work here.…Continue
Entrepreneurs need lots of data about their desired customers before they build a product. Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and progenitor of the modern "do it yourself" (DIY) drone trend, understood this well: Before founding his drone company, Anderson went about figuring out exactly what the world wanted.
Anderson created diydrones.com, a…
While regulation may delay Bezos’ plans, technology may get there sooner.Continue
E-volo’s Volocopter is a revolution in aviation Made in Germany. Safer, simpler, and cleaner than normal helicopters, it has a unique way of moving – a groundbreaking innovation. The Volocopter is an environmentally friendly and emission-free private helicopter. Instead of one combustion engine, eighteen electrically driven rotors propel…Continue
Lots and lots to read and think about but the FAA has published a press release today.
Here's one bit
2.1.2 UAS NATIONAL OBJECTIVES
1. Establish Applicable Certification and Training Requirements for…Continue
No long winded explanation, the advert is here along with some other videos. A big thanks to KMel for the tip off ;-)
Patrick Egan and the sUAS News podcast were lucky enough to be able to talk to Raphael Pirker (aka Trappy) and his counsel Brendan Schulman earlier today.
Find it here for your listening pleasure.…Continue