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Drink Droning Outlawed in Japan

Japanese politicians have taken steps to enforce a more responsible culture among drone pilots with a blanket ban on droning under the influence of alcohol. New laws passed this week will see pilots caught drunk behind the controls facing up to a year in prison. Drunk pilots flying a drone that …

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Environmental Activists Consider Drone Disruption in London

Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has been causing disruption across the UK in recent months in an effort to draw attention to climate change and ecological breakdown. The group has taken action and held protests around the world. In the UK, those actions have mainly centred around civil disobedience, with …

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DJI to Install AirSense (ADS-B receivers) in New Drones from…

DJI has committed to installing airplane and helicopter detectors in its new consumer drones from 2020. The pledge is part one of a 10-point plan – also released today – to ensure the world’s skies remain as safe as possible as the drone industry takes off. The addition of the …

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Have Your Say: Time Is Running Out To Comment On Proposed FA…

In case you didn’t know, the FAA is seeking public input as it weighs up rule change proposals which could enable more advanced operations, including routine drone flights over people and at night. As well as enabling safe flights over people and at night, the FAA is exploring how to …

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Autel’s Antitrust Counterclaims Vs DJI Dismissed as Legal Ba…

DJI and Autel have been battling in court since the drone industry’s dominant force sued the upstart for patent infringement back in 2016. The initial suit was filed because, as many industry watchers observed at the time, the Autel X-Star was remarkably similar to DJI’s Phantom 4. At the time DJI claimed the …

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Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tack…

On February 23rd, Long Island resident Gerard Chasteen allegedly fired his Shotgun three times at a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom flying near his property. Rather than a neighbourhood menace up to no good, the drone’s operators – Lynn Fodale and Teddy Henn – were volunteers working for local pet-rescue group, Missing …

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