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Can You Fly a Drone in Barcelona?

You can legally fly a drone in Barcelona, but the UAV must weigh under 25 kilograms, be registered, and the flight must be authorized by a local authority first. You also cannot fly over houses or in crowded areas.

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Can You Fly a Drone in Big Sur?

Drones are prohibited from much of Big Sur per federal, state, and local laws. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Forest Service, California State Parks, and Monterey County all have rules discouraging the activity.

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Best Drone Mapping Software

In the end, the overall winner in terms of quality of service and flexibility when it comes to the drone models used is DroneDeploy. While not the cheapest software service out there, it is certainly the best.

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Can You Fly a Drone in Brooklyn?

Brooklyn, being a borough of New York City, follows Administrative Code §10-126, which proclaims that it’s illegal for drones to take or off land within the city limits except in designated areas or in emergencies.

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A-7 Corsair II – Short, Ugly and Devastating

As the aviation industry in the 1950s and 1960s embraced supersonic speeds, defined avionics theory, and toyed with eccentric airframe designs, the A-7 Corsair II stood out as a peculiarly fascinating story. The Corsair II was a unique-looking warplane that lacked the supersonic capabilities of many aircraft of its time

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Rakuten Announces ‘Rakuten Drone Gateway’

The Rakuten Group, Inc. has announced the full-scale launch of Rakuten Drone Gateway, a new platform that assists businesses and individuals who use drones by supporting drone flight operations and job matching for drone operators. The web-based platform aims to serve as a gateway for all those working with drones,

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US Launches Unmanned & AI Systems Integration Event

The U.S. 5th Fleet began a three-week unmanned and artificial intelligence integration event in Bahrain, Nov. 23, that will involve employing new platforms in the region for the first time. The event, called Digital Horizon, will advance the command’s efforts to integrate new unmanned technologies while establishing the world’s first

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US Army Tests Blood Delivery Drones

US Army drones are dropping packages of simulated blood over the Mojave Desert in an effort to find better ways to rush medical supplies to wounded troops as quickly as possible. In recent months, soldiers at Fort Irwin, Calif., have practiced gathering the drone cargo after the supplies drift to

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DroneShield and XRG Partner for Extended Reality Training

DroneShield is pleased to advise it has teamed with xReality Group Ltd (ASX:XRG) (XRG) to provide eXtended Reality (XR) based counterdrone/C-UAS training solutions. XR includes Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR). It combines physical and digital simulation across the enterprise, defence and consumer markets. The XR

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AURA Secures $75M for Wireless Network for UAVs

Following successful demonstrations of its proprietary network designed to enable remotely piloted commercial flights beyond visual line of sight, AURA Network Systems announced it has closed $75 million in funding, with $55 million committed by Fortress Investment Group, or its affiliates, and $20 million from previous investors Mudrick Capital Management

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Spooky Action announces that they will give away a free DJI M300 with every tether system purchase during Cyber Week

Spooky Action is the leading American tethered drone manufacturer. The company’s Superfly 2 is a generational leap forward in tether technology, with an improved “magic” autospooler and a includes an advanced high-wattage powertrain. The system was designed to plug-and-play with existing drone systems and increases the flight time of the

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Switzerland to adopt EU RPAS regulations

Bern, 25.11.2022 – On 24 November 2022, the Joint Committee of the Bilateral Air Transport Agreement between Switzerland and the European Union endorsed Switzerland’s takeover of EU regulations on drones as well as various community acts. From January 1, 2023 remote pilots will be subject to new rules. For the

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Insitu Pacific Software Engineer

Insitu Pacific is an established leader in the uncrewed aircraft systems industry and a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. We are growing our team with exciting opportunities available for Software Engineers to contribute to cutting-edge programs – including the delivery of Tactical Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) to the Australian

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MissionGO and Matador Consortium Complete UAS Proof of Value Operations in Texas

The successful completion of nine operations in Lubbock, TX last week marks a turn in uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) for West Texas and beyond. The Matador Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Consortium, co-developed by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and 2THEDGE, LLC, is an industry & university partnership improving rural

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Fugro Teams with Carbonix for BVLoS Operations

Fugro is partnering with Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix to establish a new long-range drone capability. It is Fugro’s first partnership working towards long-range Beyond Visual Line of Sight missions, bolstering Fugro’s existing Geographic Information System (GIS) capability. Carbonix will supply Volanti and Ottano vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones over

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EU Drone Days 29-30 November in Brussels

The Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking are organising the EU Drone Days, taking place 29-30 November in Brussels, Belgium. Over the course of the event, participants will gain key insights into the Commission’s Drone Strategy 2.0., and join in discussions on how

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The American Security Drone Act (ASDA)

Here comes ASDA, which for UK-based readers will raise a smile. The American Security Drone Act (ASDA) continues the halls of power and may come into being just in time for Christmas. I cannot see it passing as it would affect too many things. But it is worth being aware

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Dronamics awarded 2.5 million Euros grant from the European Innovation Council for the roll-out of its cargo drone mobility solution

Dronamics, the world’s first cargo drone airline with license to operate in Europe, today announced that it has been awarded a €2.5 million grant by the European Commission under the prestigious European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program. The EIC has also expressed a material commitment to support Dronamics’ upcoming Series

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Tearing up the rule book

We found out on the 11th of November that the DfT has made a decision to ignore the EASA Open Category C marking system. The current expectation is that they will issue an amendment to the Implementing Regulations before the end of December with the changes coming into force

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