Operating In The Shadows: The Best Places to Fly Drones During The Solar Eclipse

If you’re flying commercially, remember that FAA Part 107 requires a minimum of 3 miles of visibility unless you have a waiver. Also remember that Oregon requires a separate registration for UAS (More on … an implied 2 mile TFR around the stadium.

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Textron Systems to supply Shadow UAV for U.S. Army

Washington (UPI) Jan 25, 2016 The U.S. Army has awarded Textron Systems a $97 million contract modification for the RQ-7B Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system. The Shadow 200 is used by the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and additional armed forces around the world for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, in addition to assessment operations. The aircraft is capable of seeing …

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Tern moves closer to full-scale demonstration of VTOL UAVs for small ships

Washington DC (SPX) Dec 30, 2015 Small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates could greatly increase their effectiveness if they had their own unmanned air systems (UASs) to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and other capabilities at long range around the clock. Current state-of-the-art UASs, however, lack the ability to take off and land from confined spaces in …

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