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BREAKING NEWS- DC Cir Overturns FAA Registration Requirement

BREAKING NEWS- DC Cir Overturns FAA Registration Requirement

https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/FA6F27FFAA83E20585258125004FBC13/$file/15-1495-1675918.pdf   More to follow but in short the court ruled that the FAA violations section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization Act by promulgating a rule on model aircraft. They didn’t buy the...

AUVSI – more announcements

Some more XPONENTIAL 2017 announcements that I’ve been tracking from a distance.  Both are followups on products I’ve written about previously – Aerovironment multiple times and the Wave glider from XPONENTIAL 2016 in the Big...

AUVSI 2017

For the first time since I founded Duke of Drones, I won’t be at AUVSI’s Xponential due to other commitments.  However I’m tracking the updates and looking forward to the news to come out...

Erie Canal by UAS

In local Rochester news, a photographer named Adam Hudson took aerial shots of the Erie Canal being filled.  Check out the video here – it’s taken at Locks 34 and 35 (between Rochester and...

NASA’s X-37B

One doesn’t typically think of spacecraft as UAS, but they are.  Most are one way, but an X-37B just returned to earth after two years in space. The Boeing X 37B, an unmanned space orbiter that...

Legislative and Pizza Updates

There has been good news coming out of state legislatures. I’ve been tracking the progress of a bill in my old state of Connecticut, which would have allowed law enforcement to use weaponized UAS. ...

Pizza Delivering Drones?

I write today from an undisclosed Caribbean island, but am headed back to Virginia shortly.  I start on a light note with a short video and story from Australia, where a UAV operator spotted...

News Round-up

I have a lot of news to catch up on, so here are a few stories on varying topics of interest. Has DJI joined the fight against ISIS?  Reports indicate software updates have made...