R.A. Smith National’s Chapman and Wandschneider Obtain the Latest UAS (Drone) Pilot Certification from the FAA

R.A. Smith National has been at the forefront of expertise in UAS technology having obtained a Section 333 Exemption and associated blanket COA (certificate of authorization) from the FAA in 2015. The firm originally began using the technology in 2015 for …

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Woolpert Dispatches Drones to Mitigate, Predict Landslides

The firm collected high-resolution aerial imagery and generated 3D data after a slope failure on a recently developed parcel of land in West Virginia in less than 24 hours. (PRWeb August 03, 2016) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13591572.htm

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Sanborn Commercial Drone Services in Full Swing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) announces that several of its seasoned pilots have completed extensive unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and now are qualified to perform commercial flights with the firm’s UAS. Earlier in…

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At 10 Years Old, True Ventures Is Killing It

True Ventures turned 10 years old this month, and it has plenty to celebrate. The early-stage venture firm, with offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto, was the first investor in WordPress parent Automattic, a “unicorn” whose eventual public offering is widely expected. The firm also wrote the first checks to the 3D printing company Makerbot, acquired for $604 million in 2013; ad… Read More

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