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Kittyhawk Changes Name Not Mission: Aloft

Airspace awareness and UTM platform provider Kittyhawk changes its name to Aloft Technologies, Inc. Kittyhawk began in 2014 to enable the burgeoning drone market: it seemed appropriate to the founders to pay homage to the origin of manned aviation as they embarked on a project tackling the next frontier of flight. Now, the company has…

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new version of b4ufly app released today

FAA development partner Kittyhawk is releasing a new version of the B4UFLY app.  The newest version adds localized advisories and crowdsourcing for the U.S. drone airspace. “Coinciding with the FAA’s Drone Safety Awareness Week, Kittyhawk is releasing a new update to B4UFLY that adds a new layer of localized advisories with the ability for the…

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National Drone Safety Awareness Week Nov. 16-22

Next week, November 16-22 2020, is the second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week.  Sponsored by the FAA, this is a week long opportunity to help create a drone community with high standards of safety and professionalism.  This year’s event is completely virtual – and there are many ways that you and your organization can…

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Waivers and Authorizations: FAA Reps Answer Questions

AUVSI’s North Carolina chapter and DRONELIFE host free webinars and chat rooms monthly, where drone pilots from all over the country can get their questions answered by a panel of experts.  This month, AUVSI NC hosted two representatives from the FAA: UAS Integration Program Manager Michael O’Shea and  Aviation Safety Analyst John Meehan. O’Shea and…

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FAA Waivers and Authorizations at Lets Talk Drones

Join AUVSI North Carolina and two representatives from the FAA to get all of your questions about FAA waivers and authorizations answered – this Friday, September 25, 2o2o at 3pm.  During this 60 minute session, FAA representatives Michael O’Shea and John Meehan will discuss everything you need to know about Part 107 authorizations and waivers:…

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Tactical BVLOS Waiver: Enabling Public Safety Drone Programs

DAVID HOLT / CC BY-SALast week, at the FAA UAS Symposium, the FAA unveiled the new Public Safety Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) waiver for first responders.  The Tactical BVLOS waiver provides public safety professionals with permission to fly beyond visual line of sight when it counts most – in cases of extreme emergency.“In…

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Therapy Drones: Could sUAS Be the Adaptive Therapy Tool of the Future?

Here’s a new category for the drone industry: therapy drones.  Could learning to pilot a sUAS be a new and effective form of adaptive therapy?  Joseph Dorando, founder of the Wounded Eagle project, says that the benefits of learning to pilot a drone can’t be underestimated – and urges the medical profession to learn more.The…

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Kansas we Have a Drone Problem

The Shawnee Mission Post is reporting that the Mission City Council  has approved an anti-drone ordinance.  Located in Johnson County, Kansas, Mission is a city of about 9000 according to the 2010 census. The unmanned aircraft systems, or drone ordinance outlines rules and regulations throughout the city’s public and private […]