Radio control club flies micro model planes

Roy Stoddard launches his remote controlled airplane last Sunday at Jerry A. Conner Fieldhouse in Farmington.(Photo: Jon Austria/The Daily Times) 1CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Once a month, the gym at Piedra Vista High School’s Jerry A. Conner Fieldhouse is filled with the buzzing of tiny airplanes. That’s because a group of model airplane pilots armed with tape for repairs meets to share their enthusiasm […]Read more…

MSU drone center has new associate director

Stephen “Lux” Luxion, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has been named associate director of the Alliance for System Safety of Unmanned Aerial Systems through Research Excellence center, according to a Mississippi State University news release. The ASSURE center is based at MSU, but involves numerous universities, government agencies and private firms. Drone testing in […]Read more…

Drone for the holidays? Get ready for FAA’s registration rules next month

Recreational drones are expected to face new registration requirements. (Photo via Chase Jarvis) The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says the interim rules for registering recreational drones are likely to be issued next month, just in time for the holiday season. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta’s update on the registration process, provided today in a blog […]Read more…

China displays its strongest drone CH-5 that can carry 3000 kg, eyes export markets

Beijing: China has displayed its strongest combat and reconnaissance drone in a bid to look for export markets for it after the unmanned aerial vehicle that can fly with a weight of 3,000 kg made its first flight this year. Chinese military displayed the CH-5 combat and reconnaissance drone, developed by China Academy of Aerospace […]Read more…

FAA task force to recommend drone registry Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/20/us-usa-drones-registry-idUSKCN0T92GM20151120#Q8BeWuR4qQzGOZDl.99

An Intel AscTec Firefly drone is seen before a flight demonstration at the House Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington November 19, 2015. Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/20/us-usa-drones-registry-idUSKCN0T92GM20151120#Q8BeWuR4qQzGOZDl.99 A Federal Aviation Administration task force will submit recommendations for registering drone operators on Saturday, setting the stage for regulators next month to propose […]Read more…

Calculations Show That Catastrophic Drone-Aircraft Collisions Will Happen

No one can say with absolute confidence what will happen when civilian drones — camera-equipped quadcopters that weigh half a dozen pounds — collide with aircraft because it hasn’t happened yet. But the prognosis is grim. The Federal Aviation Administration, taking the spooked cat approach, reported in August that there were 650 “close calls” (though […]Read more…

Strat Aero PLC (LON:AERO)‘s stock had its “speculative buy” Strat Aero PLC (LON:AERO)‘s stock had its “speculative buy” rating reissued

Strat Aero PLC (LON:AERO)‘s stock had its “speculative buy” rating reissued by investment analysts at Beaufort Securities in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday,AnalystRatings.NET reports. In related news, insider Dunleavy ,Tony purchased 130,000 shares of Strat Aero PLC stock in a transaction on Friday, October 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average […]Read more…

Drone maker DJI plans retail outlet in Shenzhen

Wang Tao, founder and CEO of DJI Innovation Technology Co, operates a drone in Shenzhen,Guangdong province. The turnover of China’s civil-use drone market is on track to soar to 2.3 billionyuan this year, according to an Analysys International estimate. [Photo/Xinhua] Chinese drone maker DJI Technology Co is opening its largest retail store in Shenzhen,Guangdong province, […]Read more…

Intel warns that US regulations could drive drone research and development overseas

Thomson ReutersA police helicopter flies past a UAV drone Quadcopter which was flying over a post-march street celebration in west Baltimore, Maryland Intel Corp could relocate its drone research and development operations overseas if the federal government adopts an “overly prescriptive” approach to unmanned aerial systems technology, an Intel executive told U.S. lawmakers on Thursday. […]Read more…

Eyes in the Sky

Drone regulation may come down to better defining reasonable expectations of privacy. A drone flies over the crowd at a Jimmy Buffet concert as audience members angle for the camera. It’s a light-hearted scenario where people seem unthreatened by the presence of a flying device recording their actions. But at the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley […]Read more…

Event highlights regional use of unmanned aircraft by law enforcement

A missing hunter in Walsh County brought the use of unmanned aircraft for public good into the spotlight earlier this month. The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office operated the aircraft during the search for Grand Forks resident Travis Vorachek, one of several missing person searches it has conducted with the technology. Unmanned aircraft systems are […]Read more…

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