Army wants cockpit holograms for manned-unmanned teaming

The Army wants to convert data from multiple distributed sensors into a 3-D hologram beamed inside a cockpit. The goal is to ease the workload on Army pilots overwhelmed by flying their own aircraft while trying to operate unmanned aircraft in manned-unmanned teaming, according to the Army research solicitation. “Each individual sensor will provide full-motion […]Read more…

Fly your drone like a pro: 5 tips from Waterloo’s Aeryon Labs

CEO Dave Kroetsch says there’s more to flying a drone than turning it on Aeryon Labs Sky Ranger Aeryon Labs CEO Dave Kroetsch says recreational operators should know their drones before getting behind the joystick. Aeryon Labs is encouraging anyone who received a drone for Christmas to master the basics before attempting risky aerial manoeuvres. […]Read more…

Putin Signs Amendments to Russia’s Air Code Regulating Usage of UAVs

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Wednesday a bill, which amended country’s Air Code and created legal framework for usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Russia, a law published on Russia’s legal information website said. The law introduces norms on certification and registration of drones and specifies requirements on the security of their flights. All the drones with maximum […]Read more…

You down with OPP?

NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ************************* ELLIOT LAKE – Christmas gifts have been unwrapped and some people may have been gifted an Unmanned Aerial System or (UAS). The UAS encompasses the flying unit as well as all operational accessories, such as the remote controls and digital stills/video camera systems being deployed during the flight. The […]Read more…

Person Falls Through Ice In Littleton Trying To Retrieve Drone

Firefighters at Mill Pond in Littleton, where a drone landed on the ice. (Photo credit Littleton Fire Department)LITTLETON (CBS) — A person fell through the ice in Littleton overnight while trying to retrieve a drone, officials said. Firefighters responded to Mill Pond Wednesday morning after amaintenance worker saw a hole in the ice and footprints […]Read more…

Fly Your Drone Responsibly

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones are increasingly available. Many hobbyists may have questions on where they can be flown. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in partnership with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Small UAV Coalition has launched the […]Read more…

Application Note: Airborne Spectrometers Volcanic Emissions

DUNEDIN, Fla., Nov. 27, 2015 — Flying into the maws of active volcanoes, spectrometers from Ocean Optics will help scientists study the effects of eruptions on climate. As part of the Trail by Fire project, the Flame miniature spectrometers will be flown directly below volcano plumes aboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They will take differential […]Read more…

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