Tagged: Travel

Czech Castles & Fairy Towns

I never considered the Czech Republic as a travel destination when searching for new and exciting places to visit. Yet, when my girlfriend decided she wanted to celebrate a big birthday on a National Geographic Vienna to Prague Hiking Adventure trip through the Czech Republic, I was amenable. Little did

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Uber Eats Takes Off

Check out the new drone Uber Eats will be flying in official test runs in 2020! The six rotors can change position for vertical takeoffs and landings and can carry meals for up two people. Its battery can handle a 12-mile round trip, about an 18-minute flight. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.uber.com/" target="_blank"

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Routescene UAV LiDAR system used to reconstruct WWII concentration camp

LiDAR vegetation penetration capability enables concentration camp visualisation The island of Alderney, a British crown dependency located 10 miles off the coast of France, was once home to a German SS concentration camp. Professor of Conflict Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordshire University in the UK, Caroline Sturdy Colls travelled

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Travel Air Type-R – ‘Mystery Ship’

The identity and purpose of the new racer were kept secret, being built behind closed doors and away from the main production line, the craftsmen involved in its construction being sworn to secrecy. It was because of this cloak of secrecy that it was dubbed the Mystery Ship by the

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Blue Bear completes first ADS-B flights in the NBEC

Blue Bear’s Blackstart drone completes first ADS-B equipped flights in the National BVLOS Experimental Corridor (NBEC). The Blackstart drone took off from Blue Bear’s flight test facility and successfully covered a 6km (EVLOS) round trip flight along the NBEC whilst broadcasting its position over ADS-B. The signal from the small,

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Hypersonic Sled Track Test at Edwards AFB

A post shared by Edwards Air Force Base (@edwardsairforcebase) on Sep 5, 2019 at 9:48pm PDT This sled is traveling at 6,599 mph (Mach 8.6) in the video and was several miles away from the camera when it began, so it’s covering over a mile roughly every second. Source: Instagram

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Yuneec Mantis G

This new release offers 30-minute flight times, 4K resolution, and the ultimate in stability. Here’s the scoop from Yuneec: The new Mantis G is the perfect upgrade for your Instagram Story, your vacation video, or your afternoon with friends. Open it up, turn it on, and watch it take off:

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First Beyond-Line-of-Sight Flight under FAA Part 107

Fairbanks AK (SPX) Aug 15, 2019 –

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace.

During the round-trip

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs First BVLOS Flight under FAA Part 107

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace. During the round-trip flight, the Perimeter UAV flew

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First Beyond-Line-of- Sight Flight under FAA Part 107

Fairbanks, AK, USA – Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles in the national airspace. During the round-trip flight,

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Saildrone’s Robot Boat First To Circumnavigate Antarctica

Battling 50ft waves and over 80mph winds, the Saildrone’s sailboat is the first to circumnavigate Antarctica. The robot sailboat, named #1020, completed the trip in early August, and brought back valuable information for researchers. The southern ocean is an important area for climate change, but is not often studied due

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Drone Delivery Service to Japanese Tourist Island

A drone service will start on July 4 to deliver or replenish supplies mainly for beachgoers and picnickers on an uninhabited island off Yokosuka. E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. and supermarket chain Seiyu GK said June 17 that their drone delivery service to Sarushima island will last for about three months.

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Drone Travel 101

My recent exposure into the world of drones has led me to using my 30 years of aviation experience to teach UAV ground schools and write documents for UAV operators in Canada. While my aviation roles cover several operational areas, my role as Flight Dispatcher, Private Pilot and Operations Manager

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FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast

All safety, efficiency and economic indicators show that air travel in the United States is strong, according to the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2039 (PDF). With aircraft operations expected to increase more than 25 percent over the next 20 years, the FAA is advancing major airspace modernization and

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UK Government Extends Revolutionary 5G Project

The 5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT) is delighted to announce a 6-month extension to its project which could revolutionise both the agricultural and tourism industries as well as improve connectivity for all those living in rural communities. 5GRIT, a consortium of innovative businesses and leading universities, was awarded a grant

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A short first hop for ‘drone taxi’ in Vienna

Vienna (AFP) April 4, 2019 –

It was more of a small step than a giant leap, but the first public outing of a pilotless “drone taxi” in Vienna on Thursday nevertheless offered a glimpse into the possible future of urban travel.

Several big companies such as Boeing and Airbus are

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Finding Buried Treasure

Buried treasure is often the stuff of legend, but that didn’t stop PrecisionHawk from recently traveling more than 7,000 miles to hunt for buried treasure in the Philippines left by the Japanese during World War II.

Working alongside the History Channel on a show called Lost Gold of

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests

Since the Wright brothers first took to the skies of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 1903, first flights have been important milestones in the life of any vehicle designed for air travel. After all, it’s one thing to design an aircraft and make it fly on paper –

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Hezbollah’s Drone Museum

The Mleeta Resistance Tourist Landmark, also called the Mleeta Museum for Resistance Tourism, is widely referred to as the ‘Hezbollah Museum’. It now displays a ‘squadron’ of drones used by Hezbollah during the Zionist war against Lebanon in 2006 and during the anti-Islamic State campaign on the Lebanon-Syria border in

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Drone Delivery Canada Receives Approvals to Start Testing its 50 lbs Cargo Delivery Drone – The Falcon

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT,OTC: TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has commenced testing its newest cargo delivery drone, ‘The Falcon’ with a lifting capability of 50 pounds of payload and a travel range of 60km. “In response to market demand driven by the burgeoning e-commerce

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Ontario Police Use Drones for Snowmobiling Safety

The Ontario Provincial Police is now utilizing drones and aircraft to enforce safe snowmobiling after a spike in fatalities last year and a half-dozen deaths already this winter. Provincial police are “dismayed by the recurring causal factors in snowmobiler deaths, most notably, those that stem from snowmobilers travelling on

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Drones Shut Down Gatwick Airport

British police say two people were arrested early Saturday morning for suspected “criminal use of drones’” in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish holiday travel delays for tens of thousands of passengers.

US Navy Wants to License Tube-Launched Drone

Meet the Nomad. It travels well in a launch tube, a pair of rotors folded neatly along its long chassis, waiting to take flight. The unique design of this 3-foot-long unmanned aerial vehicle features counter-rotating coaxial rotors, which are pulled into place by torsion springs after being launched from its

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Drone Video Shows Progress On The Dubai Expo 2020 Site

Dubai is a hub of business, a popular tourist destination, and the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. But especially here in the States, it’s best known for one thing in particular: massive construction projects. Whether it’s the largest building in the world or the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago,

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