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AMA: Model Aviation Presents No New Risk, Should Not be Subj…

It’s a tough topic for the drone industry – should recreational flyers be held to the same rules that commercial pilots must follow?  The Academy of Model Aircraft (AMA) doesn’t think so.  In comment to the “UAS Safe and Secure” Announced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) the AMA has released …

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DroneLife Exclusive: An Interview with Marc Kegelaers, CEO o…

One of the great aspects of being present at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe, held this week in Amsterdam, is the opportunity to speak directly to some of the thought leaders in the global drone industry. DRONELIFE spoke with Marc Kegelaers: pilot, thought leader, CEO of Unifly, and an important player in …

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Commercial UAV Expo Europe: PwC Names 7 Trends in the Drone …

Michael Mazur, Consulting Partner and head of PwC Drone Powered Solutions delivered one of the Keynote addresses at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe today in Amsterdam, naming 7 trends that the investment firm sees shaping the industry. 1) Telecom will be a major beneficiary of the drone industry. Mazur says …

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The Latest Wave of Sensor Tech Could be a Game Changer for L…

Avalanche photodiode sensors.  If you don’t know what they are – you need to. The following is a guest post by talented author and self-described nerd Ryan LaDue. The Latest Wave of Sensor Tech Could be a Game-Changer for LiDAR-Equipped UAVs Avalanche photodiode sensors are semiconductors capable of converting photons …

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Hobbyist View: Court of Public Opinion – The Ongoing Fight t…

image: Public Domain, CC0 1.0 The drone community needs to stand together to help shape legislation – and public opinion. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. To a disturbingly large percentage of the population, the term “drone” …

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DRONELIFE Exclusive: An Interview with a Drone Racing Champi…

image credit: DRL Drone racing is one of the hottest sports on the horizon – and Paul Nurkkala is a champion.  DRONELIFE gets an insider’s look at drone racing and the international Drone Racing League (DRL) with this in-depth interview, as Nurk talks about training, travel, and a day in …

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DRONELIFE Exclusive: Flying Drones in the Phillipines to Fin…

  image: The History Channel Tonight’s the night for Episode 2 of the History Channel’s fascinating adventure: Lost Gold of World War II.  This episode has an added interest for the drone industry, as a drone pilot and two data scientists from leading drone firm PrecisionHawk used LiDAR-equipped drones to help …

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