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DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreation…

Photo by Jo Théophile from Pexels The FAA’s proposal for Remote ID for drones appears problematic for the recreational drone community.  Tyler Dobbs, the AMA‘s Director of Government Affairs, says the proposal leaves “no viable options” for hobby flyers.  Dobbs says that without changes, the current proposal will not only …

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2020 Drone Industry Predictions: Experts Weigh In – and Disa…

2019 was a year of change and progress for the drone industry.  What comes next – more consolidation and an industry slow down, or more exciting innovation and industry expansion?  We asked some of the industry’s leading voices for their 2020 predictions. DRONELIFE asked participants to comment on 3 important …

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BREAKING NEWS: FAA Announces Proposal – Remote ID for Drones

After several delays, the FAA has announced the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Remote ID for drones. Remote identification of drones, and connection of that identification with the operator of the drone, is considered a key component of an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system and enforcing drone rules.  The …

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This Company is Proving Drones and Manned Aircraft Can Be an…

While most of the bad publicity around “rogue drones” comes from a perceived (and sometimes real) danger of interference between unmanned and manned aircraft, French company Donecle is proving that the manned aircraft industry can benefit from drone technology too. We first saw a demonstration of airplane inspections by drones …

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Patrique Zaman of European Drone Company Avy: “No More Excus…

Patrique Zaman, CEO of Avy, a European long-range drone company, sees magic in the skies.  “When I hear people talk about a new revolution, I think it’s true,” says Zaman.  “There is an aviation revolution.  Just look up.” Avy focuses on long range drones for lifesaving missions: medical, conservation, and …

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