North Carolina Aviation Division joins FAA Drone Integration Program

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation recently applied for the FAA’s drone integration pilot program. The three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) IPP tests small drone operations in partnership with state, local and tribal …

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Drone delivers abortion meds in Poland to protest law

A pro-choice group called Women on Waves flew a small drone across a border river from Germany to Poland on Saturday to deliver abortion medication to women there, where abortions are severely restricted by Polish law The drop was successful, according to the group. Two women took the abortion-inducing pills, which the group said were prescribed by doctors in a press release distributed online …

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Meet the camera drone that follows you automatically

SAN FRANCISCO – With his hand outstretched, a small drone resting in his palm, Antoine Balaresque looks like a falconer. When he tosses the drone in the air, its propellers start spinning and a built-in camera begins recording. As Balaresque turns and walks away, the drone follows him. The self-flying Lily Camera is a new …

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Drones: Want to fly one yourself? You might soon need a pilot’s license

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Farmers want drones to survey fields. Wedding photographers want them for moving aerial shots. They might soon need a pilot’s license. By year’s end, the Federal Aviation Administration will unveil proposed rules that apply to anyone flying a small drone that’s even remotely for business purposes. The FAA is leaning toward …

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