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FAA Continues to Modernize the National Airspace

Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances Drone and Overall Aviation Safety WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today made it easier for drone pilots to quickly and safely access controlled airspace by adding 133 air traffic facilities to the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is an automated application and approval system for drone [...]

By |2020-09-24T19:40:37+00:00September 24th, 2020|News|

Regulatory Waiver Clears the Sky for Private Partnership, Innovation, and Competition

Three months have passed since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a special waiver to the drone delivery company Zipline International. Early last week, Walmart announced a partnership with Zipline to “launch a first-of-its-kind drone delivery operation in the U.S.” to distribute health and other wellness products. Some say the move by Walmart is meant [...]

By |2020-09-22T21:30:29+00:00September 22nd, 2020|News|

Army Tests Versatile Unmanned Aircraft at Yuma Proving Ground

The United States military has used unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for decades, and increasingly counts on them to perform dangerous missions that save Soldiers’ lives. Among these flying wonders is the Aerosonde, a catapult-launched and net recovered aircraft used primarily for surveillance and reconnaissance. Capable of 15 hours of flight time, the Aerosonde is highly [...]

By |2020-08-27T18:16:54+00:00August 30th, 2020|AUV|

The US government grounded DJI – These Five Drones Are Approved

DJI may be synonymous with “drone,” but after the US Armed Forces, the Pentagon, and the Department of the Interior started banning and grounding Chinese models over spying fears, it created a vacuum in the market for a drone the United States government could trust. But the US Department of Defense may already be filling [...]

By |2020-08-27T18:13:55+00:00August 27th, 2020|AUV, UAV|

Silicon Valley Chapter’s Own UAVOS Presented A Concept ‘Sumo’ UAM Vehicle!

UAVOS has presented its air taxi SumoAir as an autonomous concept for vertical e-mobility. The all-electric, tandem rotor helicopter concept consists of a five-seater passenger including the pilot cabin that can be attached to either a car or a flight module. The helicopter will be operated both manually and autonomously. The project is a [...]

By |2020-08-22T17:56:18+00:00August 22nd, 2020|AUV, UAV, World|

“Holy Grail” Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid

The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid Two Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating an entirely new substance long believed to be the “holy grail” of physics — metallic hydrogen, a material of unparalleled power that could one day propel humans into deep space. The [...]

By |2020-08-20T00:26:44+00:00August 20th, 2020|AUV, AV|

STREAM THE WEBINAR EVENT / Covering IP, Copyright, Trademark, & SBA

Small Business Administration IP Protection Trademark Basics Copyright Toolkit Webinars that you don't want to miss! Please watch the first in a webinar series focusing on SBA finance assistance, basics & toolkits for copyright, understanding & protecting trademarks, intellectual property [...]

By |2020-08-20T01:27:23+00:00August 19th, 2020|Webinar|

Drone Crash Due To GPS Interference In U.K. Raises Safety Questions

A British survey drone crashed into a house and fell outside due to GPS interference, according to a report by the U.K.’s Air Accident Board. The 25-pound drone fell from sufficient height to cause serious injury or death, but fortunately no one was present at the time. A second drone sent up to find the [...]

By |2020-08-14T23:26:44+00:00August 14th, 2020|News|

Chapter Spotlight – Congrats To Zipline on 50k Deliveries!

Zipline delivers critical and lifesaving products precisely where and when they are needed, safely and reliably, every day, across multiple countries. We've made 50,067  commercial deliveries — and counting. https://flyzipline.com/assets/video/hero.mp4

By |2020-08-09T06:50:49+00:00August 9th, 2020|AUV|

5 THINGS TO KNOW: FAA details flying a drone in the National Airspace System

The Federal Aviation Administration gives information about using drones in the National Airspace System. More can be found at www.faa.gov/uas. 1 Do I need to register my drone and if so, how do I register? Federal law requires all drones operated under 14 CFR Part 107 to be registered. The limited statutory exception for recreation requires [...]

By |2020-07-30T17:26:43+00:00July 30th, 2020|News|
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