Removing the Anonymity – The Biggest Trend in Tech Hits Drones

Drone Registry Announcement The Drone-o-sphere has been abuzz this week with the Department of Transportation announcement regarding the new Drone registry for all unmanned aircraft systems. To be MORE precise, this system is for all drones that meet certain criterion as of yet undefined. It’s interesting to see the tacit embracing of AUVSI, AMA, HAI,[…]

Four Great Things this Month in Drones

SkyPan and the $1.9 Million Fines SkyPan, a drone operator out of the midwest, was fined $1.9 Million this week for allegedly unapproved flights, in urban, Class B Airspace. You can read the press release HERE. The $1.9 Million fine on SkyPan for conducting unlawful flights in Chicago’s crowded, urban airways is a GREAT THING for[…]

System Reliability & Testing: How Drone Manufactures Can Step Up Their Game

The Failure Fallacy Probably the biggest challenge that I find in the Unmanned Aircraft world is a complete belief that an operator’s system won’t fail. The industry is fraught with engineers and software gurus trying to create the most amazing piece of equipment, and their bias is clear. They believe that problems can be iterated[…]

California’s Unlawful and Unhelpful SB 142

California Drone Entrepreneurs – watch out – California legislators may be determining your fate as we speak. California’s Senate Bill 142 (SB 142) introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of the 19th District earlier this year has passed both the Privacy Committee of the General Assembly and the Senate. Hearings yesterday brought the issues to a[…]