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-====== Drone News for Week of August ​6th 2018 ======+====== Drone News for Week of August ​13th 2018 ======
 ===== Drone NewsBytes "Your Unfiltered Drone News Source"​ ===== ===== Drone NewsBytes "Your Unfiltered Drone News Source"​ =====
  
-{{ :​news:​venezuela_drone_attack.jpg?​300 |}} +==== RoboTiCan’Goshawk drone takes down rogue drones in an unconventional way ==== 
-==== Venezuela'​Nicolás Maduro survives apparent assassination attempt ​==== +[[https://dronedj.com/2018/08/14/roboticans-goshawk-drone-takes-down-rogue-drones-in-an-unconventional-way/​|RoboTiCan is ditching the nets as their Goshawk drone uses its large frame to collide ​with hostile aircraft, sending them falling to the surface while still staying airborne.]]
-[[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/04/nicolas-maduros-speech-cut-short-while-soldiers-scatter|Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has survived an apparent assassination attempt after what officials described ​as drones armed with explosives detonated overhead during a speech he was making at a military event.]]+
  
-==== Footage ‘shows moment drone bomb explodes in assassination attempt on Venezuela President’ amid claims attack was faked ==== +==== Toddlers Popsicle-by-Air Marks Milestone in U.S. Drone Delivery ​==== 
-[[https://​www.thesun.co.uk/news/worldnews/6949409/venezuela-president-nicholas-maduro-drone-assassination-attempt-footage/|This is the moment ​drone explodes ​in an apparent assassination attempt on the Venezuela President'​s life amid claims ​the attack was faked. The unverified clip has been widely shared ​on social media accounts and shows single drone suddenly exploding into a fireballDissidents apparently packed 2lbs of C4 explosives into the two M600 drones in an attempt ​on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro'​s lifeofficials have claimed. The military managed to use electronics to knock one of the drones off-course, while another reportedly crashed into nearby building.]]+[[https://​www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/08/08/toddler-s-popsicle-by-air-marks-milestone-in-u-s-drone-delivery#​gs.BrjI5Uw|From her home in wooded hollow ​in Virginia hill country, Brianna Smith and her two-year-old son Jack entered ​the aviation record books on Tuesday. Just six minutes after technician from Alphabet Inc.’s Wing clicked ​the “Confirm Order” button ​on a smartphone appa drone operated by the company had flown from simulated store more than a mile away, hovered over her lawn and lowered the ice cream and Popsicle she’d ordered.]]
  
-==== What can defend against off-the-shelf ​drone weapons? ​==== +==== Family seeks help from drone pilots to find missing woman in Colorado ​==== 
-[[https://​www.dw.com/en/what-can-defend-against-off-the-shelf-drone-weapons/a-44970742|Small off-the-shelf drones have been used time and again to kill people. Repelling such threats ​is not that easy, but jammers, shotguns, shootable nets or birds of prey may help.]]+[[https://​www.cbsnews.com/news/boulder-county-colorado-missing-woman-rita-gutierrez-garcia-drone-pilots/|A family who is searching for their daughter has asked the drone community ​to assist them in trying to find out where she is. They have been searching on foot using cadaver dogs but the area they are searching is very large. They are asking for assistance from the drone community in Colorado to help search from Longmont to Rollins Pass outside of Nederland.]]
  
-==== This Drone Footage Captures China’s Massive Bikeshare Graveyards ​==== +==== Caltech Researchers Are Training a Drone to Herd Flocks of Birds Away from Airports ​==== 
-[[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/594w3q/chinas-bikeshare-ofo-graveyards-captured-by-drone|A Chinese photographer has captured jaw-dropping drone footage ​of the country’s infamous “bike graveyards,” problem borne of too many bikes and not enough customers.Trust me you have NO idea how many bikes they are showing here]]+[[http://fortune.com/2018/08/07/caltech-researchers-trained-drone-heard-flocks-birds-airports/​|The algorithm, developed by researchers at Caltech, draws on computer models ​of the behavior of birds inside flockssuch as collision avoidance and velocity matching. It can allow single drone to fly alongside flocks ​of birds to adjust their paths away from air traffic.]]
  
-==== DJI announces Line Friends Spark drone with a bear on it ==== +==== KDOT launches its first flight in federal ​drone program - Shared by Chris Kaufman==== 
-[[https://​www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/​6/​17655036/​dji-line-friends-brown-l-spark-drone-price-announced|DJI has teamed up with Japanese chat app giant Line for what it describes as its “first characterized ​drone.” It’s a version of the entry-levelportable Spark that bears the visage of Brown, the stoic bear found in countless emoji and sticker sets.]]+[[https://​www.ksn.com/news/local/kdot-launches-its-first-flight-in-federal-drone-program/​1369134356|TodayKansas did something nobody else in the country could dotake a drone beyond ​the line of sight. ​ Kansas Department of Transportation ​and 30 other Kansas groups kicked off a federal program called UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP). The event took place in Gypsum where almost 50 people watched officials test ways to fly commercial drones much farther than before.]]
  
-==== Flying Drones Compete to Complete Unprecedented Feat ==== +==== New ‘heavy lifting’ drone gets green light from Transport Canada ​==== 
-[[https://​www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/​flying-drones-compete-complete-unprecedented-feat| Can a vertical-takeoff ​drone hoist 20 pounds ​(9 kilograms) of communications equipment into the air and hover in place for two hours?]]+[[https://​www.itworldcanada.com/article/new-heavy-lifting-drone-gets-green-light-from-transport-canada/​407804|A ​drone that can haul up to 25 pounds ​as far as 60 kilometres is slated to begin test flights ​in Canada’s skies this week.]]
  
-==== Bringing drones into a smart city network ​==== +==== Drone images show hundreds of Indonesia earthquake survivors swarming onto rescue boats as death toll soars to 347 ==== 
-[[https://gcn.com/articles/2018/08/03/san-diego-smart-city-drones.aspx|San Diego is in the midst of a tech convergenceIt is working to build what it calls the nation’s largest smart city networkand it also was selected for the U.S. Department of Transportation'​s UAS Integration Pilot Program. The city plans to bring these two efforts together, coordinating unmanned aerial systems with the smart city infrastructure it is building.]]+[[https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6969319/indonesia-earthquake-drone-images-rescue-boats/​|The latest death toll of 347 was reported by state-run Antara news agency, while separate figures estimated 70,000 people had been left homelessRescue efforts were hampered as 234 aftershocks struck ​the islandsbut many survivors were pulled from the rubbleThese included a 10-month-old baby rescued from the debris on the Gili Islands.]]
  
-==== UPDATE: 19-y.o. fined $160 after drone injures Davenport toddler at park ==== +==== "We have limited ability to control what people do with our products"​ says drone company DJI ==== 
-[[http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Fliers-of-drone-injuring-Davenport-toddler-IDed-as-toddler-recovers-490179981.html|A 19-year-old from Davenport, Iowa has been fined in connection with the caseThe fine is $75 whichin addition ​to $85 in court feesresults in a total penalty of $160. Bettendorf Police Chief Keith Kimball says the drone striking the child was an accident and is a civil matter.]]+[[https://www.dezeen.com/2018/08/08/drones-dji-limited-control-technology/|The Shenzhen-based drone manufacturer ​has built features into its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that aim to enhance their safety and security of the UAVsIt is also working on new developments. "While we build some prudent safety and security features into our productswe have limited ability ​to control what people do with them," said DJI. "As with any technology, if people decide to misuse our products ​in any waythey have to be responsible for their actions."]]
  
-==== Harris County'​s Drone Fleet Catches Illegal Garbage Dumping ​in Houston ​==== +==== 26 Days in the Air: Airbus Drone Smashes World Record ​==== 
-[[http://www.thedrive.com/tech/22608/harris-countys-drone-fleet-catches-illegal-garbage-dumping-in-houston|The Texas Department of Public Safety ​(DPSlaunched a drone program focused on aerial crash scene analysis ​in Austin, the very same city that law enforcement utilized drones for aerial risk-assessment ​in apprehending ​the Austin bomber. While car crashes and nihilistic murderers are certainly viable reasons ​for efficient drone useHouston has found the UAV to be an excellent solution ​for an entirely different problem: illegal garbage dumping.]]+[[https://sputniknews.com/science/201808091067076116-airbus-drone-smashes-record/|A Zephyr S HAPS drone (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellitesuccessfully landed ​in Farnborough, the UK upon finishing its first trial flight. The drone was in the air for 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutesbreaking ​the world record for a pilotless aircraft. It will now go to Australia ​for a 100 day attempt.]]
  
-==== Fairfax County, Virginia Delays ​Drone Program Expansion to Focus on Public Concerns ​==== +==== Drone seen flying illegally ​on Mukilteo side of Paine Field ==== 
-[[http://www.thedrive.com/tech/22583/​fairfax-county-virginia-delays-drone-program-expansion-to-focus-on-public-concerns|The Board of Supervisors for Fairfax County, Virginia discussed the potential ​use of drones ​for law enforcement ​and emergency services ​at a committee meeting in January, but decided on Tuesday to delay the purchase of several drones to focus on the public’s privacy concerns before continuing.]]+[[https://www.heraldnet.com/news/drone-seen-flying-illegally-on-mukilteo-side-of-paine-field/| The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an unauthorized drone flight over Paine Field this week. Officials say it created a potential ​hazard ​for aircraft landing ​and taking off at the airport.]]
  
-==== DARPA chooses Silent Falcon drone for power beaming tests ==== +==== Drone flights may detect Longmont emerald ash borer infestation ​==== 
-[[https://www.aerospacetestinginternational.com/news/drones-air-taxis/darpa-chooses-silent-falcon-drone-for-power-beaming-tests.html|The Stand-off Ubiquitous Power/​Energy Replenishment – Power Beaming Demo (SUPER PBD) project is developing ​laser capable ​of recharging an unmanned aircraft while it is flying, to remove ​the need for them to refuel. The Silent Falcon ​is a fixed wing, long range solar electric powered UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) manufactured by a company with the same name in AlbuquerqueNew Mexico.]]+[[http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_32062671/​drone-flights-may-detect-longmont-emerald-ash-borer|Longmont will be gathering data from drone flights to help determine the spread of the destructive emerald ash borer in parts of southwest area of the city. The ash tree is a very commonly planted tree in many communities. The emerald ash borer has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the United States. Once the emerald ash borer population builds ​in numbersash mortality is near 100 percent.]]
  
-==== KY Deputies use drone in making marijuana growing bust ==== +==== YouTuber creates giant Lego helicopter ​drone==== 
-[[http://www.kfvs12.com/story/​38806221/​ky-deputies-use-drone-in-making-marijuana-growing-bust| +[[https://www.wetalkuav.com/youtuber-creates-giant-lego-helicopter-drone/|Woodworth’s creation was inspired from a 6396 International Jetport Lego set that was released ​in 1990. The giant Lego helicopter ​is ten times the size of the original toy helicopter.]]
-A landowner ​in Carlisle County, Kentucky ​is facing a drug charge after deputies say their drone spotted at least one marijuana plant growing in Arlington.]]+
  
-==== Drones to Help Rescue Entangled Whales ​==== +==== Lincolnshire Charity Uses Drones to Locate Homeless People in Rural and Coastal Areas ==== 
-[[https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Drones-to-Help-Entangled-Whales-California-NOAA-San-Diego-489896101.html|A new program will pair drone operators with rescue boats trying ​to save entangled whales.With the help of remote-control drones, rescuers will get a good look at a whale’s situation without disturbing or getting close to the entangled creature. Rescuers will be able to view the video and make a game plan from the safety of nearby boats.]]+[[http://www.thedrive.com/tech/22798/lincolnshire-charity-uses-drones-to-locate-homeless-people-in-rural-and-coastal-areas|The P3 Charity in Lincolnshire,​ England has successfully begun implementing UAVs in its efforts ​to locate vulnerable homeless people in remote ​areas.]]
  
-==== Drones and AI Deployed for Solar Maintenance in Massachusetts ​==== +==== Near Kiev found a plantation of cannabis with a drone ==== 
-[[https://www.energymanagertoday.com/drones-ai-solar-maintenance-0177926/|By combining state-of-the art drone and camera technology ​with Raptor Maps’ industry leading AI software, the team will be able to simultaneously capture both infrared and high-resolution imagery of solar assets, perform post-processing at the source of the data, and deliver real-time analytics to assess ​the condition ​of the plant.]]+[[https://bobrtimes.com/near-kiev-found-a-plantation-of-cannabis-with-a-drone-video/​86336/​|In ​the framework ​of operation “poppy” with Aero investigation in Irpen Kiev region employees of Department of counteraction of narcocrime of Kyiv found planting 300 bushes of hemp]]
  
-==== Menlo Park Fire Department'​s Thermal Imaging Drones Fly Shasta County Fire Zones ==== +==== Automakers are implementing drone-like obstacle avoidance systems into their vehicles ​==== 
-[[https://​www.nbcbayarea.com/news/​local/​Menlo-Park-Fire-Departments-Drones-Help-Battle-Wildfires-489976871.html|The department'​s drones not only provide ​360 degree aerial view of the destruction,​ they also have thermal imaging cameras that will allow firefighters to see through smoke. The drones will also create high resolution ​and interactive maps of the area, helping homeowners ​to locate ​their property. The information will also be helpful ​to send to residents'​ insurance companyofficials said.]]+[[https://​www.wetalkuav.com/automakers-are-implementing-drone-like-obstacle-avoidance-systems-into-their-vehicles/​|The Ford F-150 in the video used mixture ​of radar and camera technology to scan ahead of the vehicle. According ​to Ford’s press release, ​their PCS is designed ​to provide a warning ​to the driver once it detects an incoming obstacleand it can also automatically apply full braking force by itself.]]
  
-==== Drone nearly crashes into helicopter fighting Idaho fire ==== +==== Electric vehicles and drones set to disrupt transport ​==== 
-[[https://www.ksl.com/article/​46370235/drone-nearly-crashes-into-helicopter-fighting-idaho-fire|A drone nearly crashed into helicopter over the Grassy Ridge Fire Wednesday morning ​and officials ​are trying ​to locate ​the operator ​of the unmanned aerial vehicle.]]+[[http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/electric-vehicles-and-drone-set-to-disrupt-transport/​article/​529317|Drones can help to unlock data that was previously hard to access. Drones can be used as valuable tool to capture data more accurately, efficiently, ​and safely. In the Irish context, drones ​are being used to survey motorways throughout Ireland. This not only provides more accuracy it reduces ​the number ​of staff inspections. The aim of current drone use is to reduce ​the number of road closures needed for routine checks and to enable the faster assessment of any road damage.]]
  
-==== Hidden Britain by Drone - New BBC series ​==== +==== Drones Find Place in Public Service in New York Towns ==== 
-[[http://entertainment.ie/tv-highlight/Hidden-Britain-by-Drone/​407215.htm|Tony Robinson presents a second series of the programme that uses drones ​to shoot aerial footage of areas of Britain that are off limits to the public. In the first episodehe dispatches flying cameras to explore an abandoned theme park, an immense stately home and underground wine vaults belonging to billionaires. The programme also examines ​the secrets that Argos conceals from the eyes of its customers and contains footage of a flower farm in full bloom, which is closed ​to the public ​for 50 weeks of the year.]]+[[http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Drones-Find-Place-in-Public-Service-in-New-York-Towns.html|From city planning ​to emergency response, the aerial technology ​is making it easier for municipalities on Long Island ​to serve the public, officials say.]]
  
-==== A first: Daytona Beach police use drone to find man on roof after 2-hour search ​==== +==== FAA approves ​drone test site for flight without chase plane ==== 
-[[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-anthony-rivers-jr-arrested-drone-20180802-story.html|Police officers in Daytona Beach made their first-ever arrest using a drone Wednesday when they found a man accused ​of attempted burglary hiding on roof.]] +[[https://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/faa-approves-drone-test-site-for-flight-without-chase-plane/​article_9164dd8b-23f3-5c89-95f0-da80a3986257.html|The Federal Aviation Administration has approved ​North Dakota ​drone test site for flight beyond the pilot’s line of sight. The two-year certificate of authorization for the Grand Forks-based Northern Plains UAS Test Site allows large UAS to fly 30 nautical miles around the adjacent Grand Sky technology park without ​chase plane beginning April 20.]]
  
-==== Controlling drones via voice channels ​==== +==== What Does It Mean to Create a Drone Program for Construction Enterprises? ​==== 
-[[https://phys.org/news/2018-08-drones-voice-channels.html|In the foreseeable future drones ​could replace delivery vehicles on the roads, ​in turn relieving the traffic burden and reducing CO₂ emissions. Drones would also make delivery routes considerably shorter and cut the time it takes for parcels ​to arriveIn the event of a fire, drones could fly ahead of firefighters and send them images of the situation at the site. Experts from Fraunhofer HHI, however, have developed a solution that is stable, affordable, not limited in range, ​and essentially,​ ready to go: controlling drones using the voice channels in mobile networks.]]+[[https://www.expouav.com/news/latest/​create-drone-program-construction-enterprises/​|Construction professionals have been working through what it could mean to utilize drone technology ​in order to create efficiencies for a long time now, but regulation was always cited as a barrier ​to entryMany construction stakeholders determined that the potential value of creating ​drone program did not outweigh ​the actual costs and headaches associated with adoption under Section 333.]]
  
-==== Kespry Introduces Drone-Based Roof Inspection Solution ​==== +==== New blockchain-enabled drone to revolutionise cargo industry ​==== 
-[[https://​www.cpexecutive.com/post/kespry-introduces-drone-based-roof-inspection-solution/|Kespry has launched ​a new fully autonomoussimple-to-use,​ high-resolution thermal inspection solution for commercial property ​and industrial facilitiesUsing radiometric thermal technology, the drone-based product ​can be used to detect potential roof damage ​and dimensional analysis.]]+[[https://​www.openaccessgovernment.org/blockchain-enabled-drones-revolutionise-cargo-industry/​48622/|Russian aviation engineers have built a new type of drone which is capable of delivering large amounts of cargofighting fires and spraying insecticides and fertilizersThe drones ​can carry up to 880 pound and can travel up to 220 miles over eight hours.]]
  
-==== Father-son duo opens drone-flying experience in Altamonte Springs ​==== +==== UK researchers to create ​drone experiment corridor ​==== 
-[[https://​www.clickorlando.com/news/father-son-duo-opens-drone-flying-experience-in-altamonte-springs|Top Dronz in Altamonte Springs was created by a father-son duo. It's a place where children ​and adults ​can try out their skills st flying a drone, a piece of technology that'on the rise as a means of entertainment.]]+[[https://​www.aerospacetestinginternational.com/news/drones-air-taxis/uk-researchers-to-create-drone-experiment-corridor.html|The National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor (NBEC) being created ​in Bedfordshire will be the first area in the UK where unmanned aircraft ​and manned aircraft ​can fly in the same airspace. The NBEC will cover around 12 miles between unmanned ​drone developer Blue Bear Systems Research and Cranfield University’airport.]]
  
-==== This drone charging pad protects your drone from the elements while always keeping it fully charged ​==== +==== The Drive Checked out the SureFly Passenger Drone in NYC Aug. 13 ==== 
-[[https://dronedj.com/2018/07/31/drone-charging-pad/|Skysense offers ​two variations ​of just the charging padone of which is for indoor use while the other is designed to be used outside. Autonomous or notonce the drone lands on the pad it will begin charging its batteries.]]+[[http://www.thedrive.com/tech/22847/the-drive-checked-out-the-surefly-passenger-drone-in-nyc-aug-13|The Workhorse Group took over New York City’s Flatiron Plaza Monday and braved the drizzly weather in order to publicly display ​two of its most exciting new products: the range-extendedlithium-ion battery-powered W-15 electric pickup and the personal hybrid electric, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) SureFly passenger ​drone.]]
  
-==== Drone offers stunning views of ancient Pompeii site ==== +==== RUSSIAN troops thwart mass DRONE ATTACK on Syrian base shooting down five intruders ​==== 
-[[https://​www.dailydot.com/debug/ancient-pompeii-site-drone-video/|In this drone footage ​of the ancient Pompeii siteyou float over a stone-covered city street bordered by the ruins of houses and buildings. You also see the specter ​of Vesuvius looming in the distance. The video was posted to YouTube over the weekend and has quickly garnered more than 50,000 views.]]+[[https://​www.express.co.uk/​news/​world/1003028/Syria-civil-war-drone-attack-Russian-Khmeimim-Air-Base-Assad-troops|FIVE drones have been shot down by Russian air defences outside one of their Syrian bases in the past 24 hours alonein just the latest example ​of the unmanned vehicles being turned into weapons ​of war.]]
  
-==== Drone Footage Captures Breathtaking Underwater Waterfall Optical Illusion ==== 
-[[http://​www.ladbible.com/​news/​awesome-drone-footage-captures-unreal-underwater-waterfall-optical-illusion-20180805|From the same island as the previous A-380 video we get this amazing footage. A drone has captured footage of an underwater waterfall optical illusion from above in Mauritius, and it's just about as amazing as you'd imagine]] 
  
-==== The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight ==== 
-[[https://​www.theverge.com/​2018/​8/​7/​17660414/​microwave-anti-drone-army-weapon-lockheed-martin|The US Army has a new plan for microwaving drones out of the sky. In a public solicitation last Friday, the agency announced its intention to purchase an airborne high-powered microwave system from Lockheed Martin, which is intended for use against drones. The weapon, which would be mounted to an airplane, would disable fixed-wing or quadcopter drones with a beam of focused radiation.]] 
  
-==== Rauner signs law giving state authority over drone regulations,​ wipes out local regulations ==== 
-[[https://​www.ilnews.org/​news/​state_politics/​rauner-signs-law-giving-state-authority-over-drone-regulations-wipes/​article_70c417ca-99b5-11e8-9031-9f08a83d176f.html|Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law that puts the state in charge of regulating drones, overriding municipal regulations in towns that had them. Rauner signed Senate Bill 3291 Friday making the state the regulator of drones, also known as unmanned aircraft. The law, effective immediately,​ says “the regulation of an unmanned aircraft system is an exclusive power and function of the state.” “No unit of local government, including home rule unit, may enact an ordinance or resolution to regulate unmanned aircraft systems,” the law states.]] 
  
-==== Police Investigate Drone Flying Over Emmanuel Macron'​s Summer Vacation Residence ​ ==== 
-[[https://​www.newsweek.com/​police-investigate-drone-flying-over-fort-where-emmanuel-macron-vacation-1060743|Police are investigating the flight of a drone over the Mediterranean fortress on Monday afternoon, where French President Emmanuel Macron is spending his summer break. Authorities said Tuesday that the drone had been "​neutralized"​ by scrambling its wave frequency, before it fell into the sea, AFP reported.]] 
  
-==== In crash investigations,​ police upgrade from chalk, tape measures to drones ==== 
-[[https://​www.csmonitor.com/​USA/​Justice/​2018/​0807/​In-crash-investigations-police-upgrade-from-chalk-tape-measures-to-drones|Drones already have varied uses from mail delivery to storm tracking. Now, US state and local police are using the unmanned aerial vehicles'​ bird's eye photos to reconstruct car crashes more efficiently,​ accurately, and safely.]] 
  
  
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 +===== Australia Drone News ====== ​     ​
  
 +==== Drone company flying blood around Rwanda says Australia could be next ====
 +[[https://​www.sbs.com.au/​news/​drone-company-flying-blood-around-rwanda-says-australia-could-be-next|Australia’s civil aviation regulator says a similar program would need permission to stretch the current rules but could get off the ground soon.]]
  
-{{:​news:​th.jpg?​100}}===== Australia Drone News =====      ​+==== Drones to boost endangered turtle monitoring as rangers navigate around crocs, feral pigs ==== 
 +[[http://​www.abc.net.au/​news/​2018-08-08/​drones-trialled-for-turtle-count-cape-york-peninsula/​10089700|Rangers involved in a massive population survey of endangered turtles are trialling drones to help them locate vulnerable nests faster to ensure their protection from predators.]]
  
-==== A bird’s eye view of NSW’s heartbreaking drought ​==== +==== Brisbane to get 10 drone launch pads ==== 
-[[https://​www.news.com.au/​technology/environment/climate-change/a-birds-eye-view-of-nsws-heartbreaking-drought/​news-story/​849c52511d6c8cf8d9e473298d8726d6|Photographers David Gray and Brock Mitchell have been travelling through some of the worst affected parts of NSW documenting ​the breadth ​of the struggles, and producing some stunning aerial shots that show another side to the drought stricken landscape.]]+[[https://​www.news.com.au/​national/queensland/brisbane-to-get-10-drone-launch-pads/​news-story/​b0574a2e601598769a55f66327c7f6de|DRONES are set to become a common fixture in the Brisbane sky, with 10 launch pads to be permanently rolled across ​the city. It follows a surge in demand from drone enthusiasts who have taken part in Brisbane City Council’s Australian first trial of the drone zone parks since December last year.]]
  
-==== FPV Australia brings ​drone pilots course to Wagga as farmers start adopting the new technology ​==== +==== Qld govt pushes to become ‘drone capital ​==== 
-[[https://​www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local-news/5563504/​drone-course-comes-to-wagga-as-farmers-get-tech-savvy/|A special course ​is en route to Wagga to give locals an opportunity to earn their official ​drone pilot’s licence.]]+[[https://​www.northweststar.com.au/story/5575432/qld-govt-pushes-to-become-drone-capital/|The Queensland Government ​is forging ahead with its plan to make the sunshine state the drone capital of Australia. The world’s leading minds in drone technology will converge on Brisbane for one of the largest unmanned automated vehicle conferences on the globe.]]
  
-==== Drone activity expanding ​in the Hunter as Lake Macquarie City Council takes to coastal weeds ==== +==== Drone taxis could be in Australian skies '​within three years' ​==== 
-[[https://www.theherald.com.au/​news/​local-news/​5558289/drone-use-expanding-in-the-hunter-to-tackle-difficult-tasks/​|Lake Macquarie Council has begun using drones ​along isolated cliffs at Swansea Heads and Caves Beach to spray tracts ​of Bitou bushan invasive South African weed.]]+[[https://au.news.yahoo.com/drone-taxis-soon-take-brisbane-skies-105112856.html|Drone taxis could soon be a reality in Brisbane as entrepreneurs seek to attract trials and testing for “personal transport ​drones” as early as this year. “We will have flying taxis hopefully in Queensland. We’re trying ​to attract a couple ​of companies to do their trial and testing this year,” Drone entrepreneur Dr Catherine Ball told 7 News.]]
  
-==== Australia's Hunter Valley Looks to Drones for Agriculture and Infrastructure Inspection ​==== +==== Parazero UAV safety systems now available in Australia ==== 
-[[http://www.thedrive.com/tech/22624/australias-hunter-valley-looks-to-drones-for-agriculture-and-infrastructure-inspection|The Hunter Region ​in New South WalesAustralia is home to some of the world’s most famous wines and viticulture. The continent is no stranger to the benefits ​of modern drone technology, and, in addition ​to utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles to spot shark activity near surfers, has turned toward this practical aerial tool for agricultural purposes and infrastructure inspection.]]+[[https://www.spatialsource.com.au/latest-news/parazero-uav-safety-systems-now-available-in-australia|The SafeAir systems for DJI Matrice 200 and 600s monitor operational parameters while the drone is in flightcutting power to the rotors ​and deploying a ballistic parachute system in the event of a critical failure — even featuring an audio buzzer ​to warn bystanders of the aircraft’s descent.]]
  
-==== Aussie gov't inquiry calls for mandatory drone licensing ​==== +==== Australia drought: Thirsty cattle swarm New South Wales water truck ==== 
-[[http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/03/c_137365601.htm|Australians flying drones for recreational purposes could soon be forced ​to pass written ​and practical test before they are allowed ​to do so.]]+[[https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-45112536/australia-drought-thirsty-cattle-swarm-new-south-wales-water-truck|An Australian farmer has shared drone footage of cattle swarming around a water truck in the drought-hit state of New South Wales.]] 
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 +==== RangerBot Underwater Drone Kills Starfish in Mission to Save Great Barrier Reef ==== 
 +[[https://dronebelow.com/​2018/​08/​13/​rangerbot-underwater-drone-kills-starfish-in-mission-to-save-great-barrier-reef/​|RangerBot uses autonomous technology and high tech vision system to tackle the problem of the crown of thorns starfish. It does this using four ‘robot eyes’ ​and an injection system that mimics a method currently employed by divers ​to control crown of thorns starfish.]]
  
-==== Beautiful Drone Footage Captures Kerby Brown Tow Surfing Insane WA Slab ==== 
-[[https://​www.theinertia.com/​surf/​drone-footage-captures-kerby-brown-tow-surfing-wa-slab/​|What he captured on his DJI Mavic Pro drone is beautiful: Kerby Brown, lover of all things heavy water, somewhere in Western Australia, towing into an absolutely mental left-hand slab.]] 
  
-==== Drone users urged to toe the line after a record number of near misses with aircraft ==== 
-[[https://​www.stuff.co.nz/​business/​105904963/​drone-users-urged-to-toe-the-line-after-a-record-number-of-near-misses-with-aircraft|A growing number of complaints about drones involve near misses with aircraft despite efforts to educate drone operators about the risks. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) received 268 drone complaints in the seven months to the end of July. Thirty-five of them were classed as "air proximity"​ or near misses with aircraft, compared with 38 such reports for the whole of last year.]] 
  
-==== Drone operator breaking safety rules flying over Matamata'​s CBD ==== 
-[[https://​www.stuff.co.nz/​waikato-times/​life-style/​105916605/​drone-operator-breaking-safety-rules-flying-over-matamatas-cbd|A high-end drone spotted flying above Matamata'​s CBD has triggered a warning from police and the Civil Aviation Authority.Eye witnesses have seen what police believe could be a DJI Phantom drone hovering above the town centre, during the day and night.]] 
  
 {{:​news:​how_do_i1.png?​110|}}===== How To Videos - A Place to Learn ===== {{:​news:​how_do_i1.png?​110|}}===== How To Videos - A Place to Learn =====
  
-==== How to shoot surfing with a drone ==== +==== How to buy a drone in 2018 ==== 
-[[https://​www.surfertoday.com/surfing/14491-how-to-shoot-surfing-with-a-drone|Learn ​how to film surfing using a drone. Here are a few tips and tricks ​for shooting surfers from the sky]] +[[https://​www.cnet.com/topics/drones/​buying-guide/|A well done guide to how to decide what to buy in 2018 for your first drone purchase]]
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-==== If your drone videos aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough ==== +
-[[https://​dronedj.com/​2018/​08/​02/​if-your-drone-videos-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/​|Robert Capa famously said that: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” It seems that the same holds true for drone photography and videography.]] +
  
  
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-  * [[https://​www.guns.com/2018/08/01/trick-shots-leap-to-new-levels-when-the-target-is-attached-to-a-drone-video/|Trick shots leap to new levels when the target is attached to a drone]] +  * [[https://​www.instagram.com/p/BknB-3DFqFN/?taken-by=ferrisrafauli|This Epic Drone Video Of Drake'​s ​Majestic Toronto Mansion Will Give You Chills]] 
-  * [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?v=I-Qh1PUesg8|Mini-drone takes you on a tour of Roborace'​s ​R&D facility]] +  * [[https://​www.dailyexaminer.com.au/​videos/​drone-footage-sunshine-coast/61755/|Spectacular footage ​of the Whitsundays from the air.]] 
-  * [[https://​www.jsonline.com/videos/​news/​2018/​08/​02/drone-video-fallen-officer-procession-past-miller-park/886094002/|Drone video of fallen officer procession past Miller Park]] +  * [[https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/​video/​drone-video-shows-mesmerising-movements-094845042.html?​guccounter=1|This drone video shows man and his dog guide 2,000 young sheep at a farm in Western Australia.]] 
-  * [[https://www.12newsnow.com/video/news/​local/​raw-drone-video-take-a-look-at-the-new-westbound-lanes-of-the-purple-heart-memorial-bridge-on-ih-10/​502-8208253|Take look at the new westbound lanes of the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge on IH-10]] +  * [[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/​video/​drone-racing-course-opens-in-vermont/youtube_7e5fdb74-e8ba-595e-a0ec-8ddd98d1e8e4.html|Drone Racing Course Opens in Vermont]] 
-  * [[https://edmonton.citynews.ca/video/2018/08/02/drone-has-near-miss-with-westjet-plane/|Drone has near miss with WestJet plane]] +  * [[http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/16406729.video-dramatic-drone-footage-shows-the-true-extent-of-the-mountain-blaze-that-firefighters-have-been-tackling-for-three-weeks/|EMERGENCY services have released dramatic drone footage showing the true scale of the devastating blaze in Llangollen.]] 
-  * [[https://​www.usatoday.com/​videos/​news/​nation-now/​2018/​08/​02/​carr-fire-chars-neighborhood/​886115002/​|Carr Fire chars neighborhood]] +  * [[http://www.lex18.com/story/38835206/georgetown-cynthiana-police-use-drones-to-find-lost-hikers|Georgetown, Cynthiana Police Use Drones To Find Lost Hikers]] 
-  * [[https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/stunning-video-drone-footage-of-flooded-sylvan-hills-golf-course-in-hollidaysburg/1344603376|Drone Footage ​of Flooded Sylvan Hills Golf Course ​in Hollidaysburg]] +  * [[https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/08/video-300-drones-to-light-up-the-ij-in-amsterdam-in-franchise-freedom/|300 drones to light up the IJ in Amsterdam in Franchise Freedom]] 
-  * [[https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/media/Drone-video-Suspect-points-BB-gun-at-SWAT-1310762.php|Drone video: Suspect points BB gun at SWAT deputies before fatal shooting]] +  * [[https://​www.independent.ie/videos/have-you-seen/​watch-drone-dives-almost-208-metres-from-top-of-poolbeg-chimneys-in-this-spectacular-video-37206152.html|Drone ​dives almost 208 metres from top of Poolbeg chimneys ​in this spectacular video]] 
-  * [[https://herald-review.com/news/local/watch-day-of-decatur-celebration-as-seen-through-sky-high/​article_c468672f-d149-59be-ab7b-a9a582abaed0.html|WATCH: Day 2 of Decatur Celebration as seen through sky-high drone]] +  * [[https://wheatonbusinessjournal.com/a-little-bit-of-rome-in-iraq-amphitheater-replica-shown-off-in-breathtaking-drone-footage-video/​10263/​|A little bit of Rome in Iraq: Amphitheater replica shown off in breathtaking drone footage]] 
-  * [[https://​www.youtube.com/watch?​v=hTfMpsn9AxE|Poland'​s daredevil shows video from skiing down K2]] +  * [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/​video/news/video-1742240/VIDEO-Drone-footage-shows-abandoned-church-Lincolnshire.html|Drone footage shows abandoned church in Lincolnshire]] 
-  * [[https://​whdh.com/​news/​watch-drone-footage-of-damage-after-tornado-touches-down-in-webster/|Drone ​footage ​of damage after tornado touches down in Webster]] +  ​
-  * [[https://www.kvue.com/article/​features/​looks-like-another-blue-water-weekend-in-galveston/​269-580394513|Drone video from the Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau showed lovely blue and green water along the Seawall.]] +
-  * [[https://wjactv.com/news/soar/drone-video-fly-by-night|Fly by Night compilation video by SOAR.]]  +
-  * [[https://​www.liveleak.com/​view?​t=zxkt_1532614862|Liveleak - Essex man accidentally flies drone into his head]] +
-  ​* [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=JZSnsYA9jBw|New Mantis Q drone from Yuneec]] +
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