DroNepal recently conducted several hydropower mapping projects in remotes areas of rural Nepal to test the potential and feasibility of using drones for surveying. Located between India and China, Nepal is planning to develop hydroelectric dams to help power its economy and export electricity to neighboring countries. Nepal’s Department of Electricity Development has issued licenses
When two swimmers got into trouble at a beach on the state’s Far North Coast, the last place they might have expected a rescue to come from was the sky. In a world-first, the pair were helped by a drone, piloted by lifeguard supervisor Jai Sheridan, that spotted them and then dropped a flotation device
Online retailer and other new campaign supporters to help promote drone safety during holidays WASHINGTON —Know Before You Fly, which promotes the safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones is pleased to announce that Amazon and more than 20 other companies, associations, and government organizations have signed on to the
It’s the season of drones, with experts estimating that shoppers will purchase as many as 400,000 small unmanned aerial vehicles during the 2015 holiday season. In the past year, retail drones have become increasingly available to consumers. But if you’re thinking about buying one for a family member or friend — or maybe treating yourself
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (CBS12)–Nearly a million drones could be filling the skies this holiday season. The unmanned aircraft systems are flying off the shelves and key players in the sky want to make sure the public and pilots stay safe. It’s called know before you fly. Flyers are now being given out to retailers
August 12 – Pilot reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, from a total of 238 sightings in all of 2014, to more than 650 by August 9 of this year. The FAA wants to send out a clear message that operating drones around airplanes and helicopters is dangerous and illegal.
WASHINGTON – Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators: If you