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Changing Hearts and Minds About Drones

What does the American public think of drones? Not very much, according to a Feb. 5 online poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos. The survey’s results show “widespread unease” about drones.  73 percent said that they wanted…

Record-Breaking Endurance Fight for Orion UAS

Record-Breaking Endurance Flight for Orion UAS

The only thing that kept the Orion unmanned aircraft system from flying longer, says the Aurora Flight Scince press release, was “range availability.” But despite this limitation, the Orion UAS completed a record-breaking 80-hr. flight on Dec. 5-8. Aurora is now…

CNN Gets Special FAA Permission to Fly Drones

CNN Gets Special FAA Permission to Fly Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration gave CNN special permission Jan. 12 to test fly drones for, “news gathering and reporting purposes.” CNN says this program is a first of its kind and that they will be one of…

Exploring Chernobyl by Drone

Exploring Chernobyl by Drone

Nearly thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Danny Cooke, along with a 60 Minutes crew, went to the Ukraine to cover the continuing efforts to contain the deadly radiation.  Cooke brought a drone and captured this haunting footage…

Drones on the Range

Drones on the Range

It used to be that when the time came to move a herd of cattle, ranchers would grab their spurs and saddle up.  The cowboys of the Old West moved their cattle on horseback. But times are…

First-Person Drone Shootout, Star Wars-style

First-Person Drone Shootout, Star Wars-style

From military operations to Amazon deliveries, the world of unmanned aviation is evolving. Remote-control airplane enthusiasts in particular are benefitting from the rise of drone technology.  Take a look at this amazing video of a Star Wars-syle…