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Drone News for Week of 5/20/2019

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Apple Valley High School hosts first drone racing tourney - Before this year, Apple Valley High School sophomore Devin Martin had no prior experience working with drones.
NC-DOT Reminds Drone Pilots to Fly Safe and Legal this Summer - Around 30,000 North Carolinians now own and operate drones for personal and recreational use. As this number grows, the N.C. Department of Transportation is reminding drone pilots to follow safety precautions because drones can be dangerous to others if they are not operated properly.
Under Skyborg program, F-35 and F-15EX jets could control drone sidekicks - Robotic jets could fly alongside the F-15EX and F-35 as soon as five years from now.
Finally, a MAC simple photo editor focused on drone aerial photography - AirMagic Aerial Photo Editor is a brand new, first-of-its-kind simple photo editor tailored specifically to the needs of shooting drone video and still images. Right now, you can also get it at over half off the retail price, just $14.99 with this limited time promo code: WEEKEND25.
Chinese drones spying on users - Despite their popularity in both consumer and professional fields, drones have recently fallen under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The government has noticed concerning patterns of data use coming from Chinese-made drones – and they're sounding the alarms for American drone owners to take a closer look at their favorite aerial robots.
Drone flown 'within 150ft' of passenger jet off Essex coast - The captain of the EMB170 spotted the “dark” drone while 29 miles (46km) east of Southend on 24 March.
Meals from above: Drone delivery coming to North Carolina - A 50-year-old Triad aviation company, an Israeli start-up and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are preparing to test a program to deliver meals by drone.
The U.S. Army Is Putting Tiny 'Black Hornet' Drones in the Hands of Troops - The Black Hornet personal reconnaissance system can fly for 25 minutes and see at night.
Trump Administration Appoints Drone Company CEO to Lead Policy Committee - “Enough is enough. Chao is allowing corporations to run roughshod over American safety,” said Lizzy Price, spokesperson for Restore Public Trust.
The future of transportation: more drones, and maybe even hoverbikes - PARK CITY, Utah – Transportation executives from all over the country are meeting in Park City this week for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials conference. At the conference, officials will study the future of drone technology.
Drones help Conway code enforcement - The city says it will only use the drone in extreme situations where they cannot access the property or need to get a larger view.
Drone uses swiveling propellor arms to become a robotic car when it hits the ground - We've seen a few impressive drones now that can adapt themselves to different modes of transport. Equally so is a new quadcopter developed at Israel's Ben-Gurion University, which flies like a regular quadcopter but turns its propellor arms into wheels to keep moving once it hits the ground.
Drone captures trio inching along 300ft-high path branded scariest in UK - IT’S a family day out that offers spectacular views — if you have nerves of steel. The jaw-dropping images of a man and two girls clinging on to each other as they inched along Britain’s scariest footpath, inches from a dizzying 300ft drop, was caught by a drone.
Castle Hill Drone Race helps raise money for Computers4Kids - The proceeds from a drone race in Albemarle County went toward helping a local youth mentoring program.
Your internet may be delivered by a drone someday soon - A rendering shows the Hawk30, a drone developed by a joint venture of AeroVironment and SoftBank. It has a wingspan of 256 feet and 10 propellers, and can provide internet coverage for a radius of 124 miles.
Scientists Develop Drone Tech to Study San Francisco Bay - Environmental scientists can estimate the health of rivers, bays, wetlands and other waterways by studying the flow of sediments suspended in the water, and from the mud that forms when these sediments settle to the bottom. Drones are now enabling this study.
Drone causes lockdown at US Embassy in Baghdad - The US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, was put on a security lockdown Thursday after an unidentified drone was detected nearby.
NASA to Demo Drone Traffic Management Testing - NASA reaches final stage of testing its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management platform for drone traffic integration and management.
AFD releases drone video of swiftwater rescue training at Tom Miller Dam - Battalion Chief Randell Nations captured the training using a drone. The Special Operations' Crews, a team from Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, and San Antonio Fire Department all participated in the training.
Police use drone to watch over area as parents pick up kids after 'safety concerns' at Martinsville - martinsville elementary and junior senior high schools said dismissal was delayed “due to a safety concern.” the clark county sheriff's office said it came after police received information that put them on high-alert. they have not said what caused the alert. officers walked the wooded areas near the schools to clear any potential issues. they also used a drone for over the area to monitor the threat.. and keep officers safe. the drone was still in place while parents picked up their kids from school.


Australia Drone News

Drone causes blackout in Kingsley after bringing down powerlines - A drone has been blamed for wiping out power to around 3000 Western Power customers on Tuesday night after it crashed into powerlines in Kingsley.
Zipline’s $190 million funding means it’s the newest billion dollar contender in the game of drones - With a valuation of over $1 billion and $190 million in new financing, Zipline has become the latest contender to be the leader in the game of drones. The competition to be a leading vendor of delivery drone services is fierce, but Zipline has already built its billion-dollar business selling its hardware and services
Wildlife photographer Alex Kydd captured this amazing footage of a shark feeding frenzy at Ning. - Wildlife photographer Alex Kydd captured this amazing footage of a shark feeding frenzy at Ning.
Drones killing birds: What can be done? - The lack of regulation around drones has caused the death of countless and precious birds, writes Dr Peter Fisher.
Mesmerizing Moment Caught By Drone Of Hundreds Of Bat Rays Off The Coast Of Australia - In a video filmed using a drone shows a formation of rays off the coast of Australia. The beautiful footage filmed Thursday shows hundreds of bat rays swimming in the crystal clear waters of Bondi Beach, reports Reuters.



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