14 May 2015

Thrust:

Who Owns Your Airspace?

17 states have passed laws to restrict use of craft, but where does private property begin?

Parrot’s Drone Revenues Were Up 356% Year-Over-Year

Parrot saw a big bump in drone sales between its first quarter for 2015, and the same period last year – there was a 356 percent increase in revenue derived from the category between those two measurement spans, with consumer drones leading the big increase with 483 percent revenue growth. Pro drones, like Parrot’s eBee Ag agricultural model, also saw revenues rise 164 percent overall.

PropWash:

FAA Launches National Capital Region No Drone Zone Campaign

Report: State, Local Officials Take Action to Control Low-Altitude Drone Flights

FAA Announces Key UAS Jobs

Drone-Filled Skies Are Safer Than Car-Filled Streets

Drones of the future unveiled

12 May 2015

Thrust:

Senators To Unveil Temporary Drone Laws That May Bode Well For Amazon And Google

On Tuesday afternoon, Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, and John Hoeven, a Republican from North Dakota, will introduce the Commercial UAS Modernization Act, a bill that will set guidelines for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or UAVs), whose widespread commercial use is currently banned by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA currently allows for businesses to apply for an exemption to operate drones on a case-by-base basis, though it could take several years for the governing body to establish permanent rules.

What new state drone laws could mean for South Florida businesses

Bad law

Ten-motor electric plane takes off

PropWash:

FAA taps Drexel to help shape US drone regulations

company recently demonstrated an aerial pursuit-and-capture drone

Helena’s Buck Creek Festival rubber duck race from a drone’s view

Best Sees Insurance Opportunities with Increasing Commercial Drone Use