Quebec-Texas agreement to enhance integration of UAS into U.S. and Canadian airspace

An agreement between the Quebec UAS Centre of Excellence (UAS CE), the Texas Lone Star … in the U.S. national airspace will be of great benefit to Transport Canada, the FAA Federal Aviation Administration and global partners. In items like detect …

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UAS Colorado Joins Wohnrade Civil Engineers for Great Sand Dunes National Park Mapping Project

For this project, Wohnrade Civil Engineers became the first FAA-licensed service provider to use a UAS to successfully map a one (1) square mile area of the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. The UAS data collection was performed on October 19 …

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Restoring prairie and fighting wildfire with (drone launched) fire(balls)

One ecologist wants to change the way we think about prescribed burns. The professor says he can harness extreme fire to restore grasslands on the Great Plains — and he has created a small drone that launches ping-pong balls of fire to help him do it safely and cheaply.

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Drone, Ferris Wheel Altercation a Worrying Sign of the Times

A drone crashed into the 175-foot-tall Seattle Great Wheel last week, triggering a police investigation. The Great Wheel is a ferris wheel near the downtown Seattle waterfront. No damage or injuries were reported in the crash. “I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often,” commented Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.

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