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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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Listen to This! The BBB Bistro Podcast – Consumer Insights o…

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Podcast Series, The Bistro, features a drone panel this week – with DRONELIFE Editor-in-Chief Miriam McNabb and Matt Scassero, Director of the UMD UAS Test Site. Listen to Matt and Miriam discuss the biggest achievements – and hurdles – for the commercial drone industry. From the …

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“Not Like This” – DJI’s Critical Response to FAA’s Remote ID…

In an article published by DJI today, the manufacturer’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman, has come out strongly against the FAA’s NPRM on Remote ID, calling it “deeply flawed” and “a complex, expensive, and intrusive system that would make it harder to use drones in America.” That …

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Drone Light Show Shines Over Mexican Hot Air Balloon Fest

Courtesy of Verge Aero UAV event specialist Verge Aero illuminated what the Philadelphia company is calling Mexico’s first-ever  drone light show. Working with partner Sky Precision, Verge Aero launched an array of 150 drone-mounted lights, creating dancing, multi-color images in the sky during the Festival Internacional del Globo hot-air balloon …

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No Illegal Activity: Colorado “Drone Mystery” Probe Scaled B…

Amid growing skepticism among experts, Colorado officials are scaling back a statewide investigation of enigmatic drone sightings. The alleged mystery began on Dec. 23 when northeastern Colorado residents reported fixed-wing drones traveling in what appeared to be a steady pattern over several counties. A multi-agency task force formed two weeks later to investigate …

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The Numbers are in: Thanks to You, DRONELIFE Showed Big Grow…

Whether the hype cycle is really over for the drone industry, interest in the commercial drone industry and industry news is still going strong.  Thanks to all of you, DRONELIFE is growing too: 2019 was a great year for us. DRONELIFE reached a record-high audience for 2019, with over 2 …

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