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Regular BVLOS Operations Begin for Xcel Energy

Last week Xcel Energy made a historic BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) drone flight. On Wednesday, September 12 Xcel Energy, the largest utility company in Colorado, became the first U.S. utility to begin flying drones BVLOS as a regular part of ongoing inspections for power lines and other infrastructure. …

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India Announces Rollout of First Commercial Drone Regulation…

India just announced the rollout of their first ever regulations for commercial drone operations, which will go into effect December 1st. Image source The new rules lay out categories for different types of drone operations, and are scheduled to go into effect on December first. Up to this point India …

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Delair Continues Expansion in North America with Increased F…

Our first meeting with Delair occurred in July, when we learned about their work with fixed winged drones, their record-setting beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights, and their strategic partnership with Intel for the development of the Intel Insight Platform. We sat down with Delair again, this time …

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Capitalize on the Value of Data and Learn to Use Professiona…

Over the past year, the drone industry has sharpened its focus on drone software, as opposed to drone hardware, as the main driver of market growth. According to Pix4D trainer Angad Singh, the real value of the drone industry lies not in the drone itself, but in the data drones …

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18 Reasons to Attend InterDrone 2018

InterDrone is just one month away and we can’t wait. We’ve attended four years in a row now, since InterDrone first launched, and every year the conference has gotten bigger and more impressive. If you haven’t been before, InterDrone is the largest commercial drone show in North America, with anticipated …

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Intel Expands “Drones for Good” Efforts with Work to Restore…

Intel is currently working in partnership with the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation (CWCHF) to help restore the Jiankou wall, one of the most famous stretches of the Great Wall of China. The Jiankou wall spans 12 miles and is rapidly decaying. Due to its location, covering high mountain …

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Meet Delair, the Only Drone Company Recognized as a 2018 Tec…

Last month the World Economic Forum recognized Delair as a Technology Pioneer. Their selection was noteworthy for two reasons—not only were they the only drone company to be selected, they were also the only company from France to be included on the list. Those companies recognized were selected based on …

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How to Build a High Quality Drone Pilot Network for Customiz…

We’ve known Jake Carey for some time now, since he first started building his drone network company, Helo Perspective. Jake is a Drone Pilot Ground School alum with years of experience flying a UAV as a commercial pilot, as well as managing UAV service operations being performed by other drone …

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Gauging the Drone Industry’s Worth: $187 Million Raised in t…

Over the last few years we’ve heard a lot of talk about how much the drone industry is growing. A recent report from Skyward found that 10% of respondents at the companies surveyed were using drones, with that number expected to double in the near future, adding more drone jobs …

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Building a Drone Services Business that Will Last: An Interv…

Rachel Gilmore is a Drone Pilot Ground School alum and the founding father of Florida ProFly, a fast-growing drone companies enterprise based mostly out of Daytona Beach, Florida. Florida ProFly at present focuses on mapping for trade, property growth, excavating, and mining. They present maps and knowledge to their shoppers, …

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