Alta Announces Vertiports Concept
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Today bootstrapped crypto real-estate platform ALTA has announced details of its ALTA Vertiports Concept.
5 Ways Even Small Businesses Can Use Drones
Drone delivery by UPS and Wing dominates the news, and big inspections for the oil and gas and energy sectors are top of page in many industry publications.
NJ Surveyors Harness the Power of Drone Technology
Surveyors are harnessing the power of drone technology by focusing on at-risk riparian areas of northern New Jersey. In fact, images captured by unmanned aerial vehicles have become part of the documentation for a FEMA program that saves Pompton Lakes residents hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on flood insurance premiums.
Investors Chase UAS Market
Inside Unmanned Systems
The market for commercial drones is expanding faster than earlier predicted and is drawing record-breaking levels of investment from venture capitalists.
Drones Taking Off In Real Estate Industry Applications
Goldman Sachs forecast a $100 billion market opportunity emerging for drones from 2016 through 2020. We are more than halfway through that window, and real estate is one of the industries feeling the greatest reverberations from drones' arrival.
Drone photography takes off as buyers shop for homes online
Nashville Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK — TENNESSEE
When your neighbors placed a for sale sign in their yard in the old days — about three years ago — you were sure to see crowds of buyers coming and going from open houses. Today, you're just as likely to spot an unmanned aircraft flying overhead, making a video.
Entrepreneur: Sky’s the limit for drone technology
Grand Junction (CO) Business Times
Mike Nevins has worked on the cutting edge of technology before — he began his career at the beginning of the revolution in personal computing, in fact. Nonetheless, Nevins admits he has no idea where the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles will lead or what the future holds for an industry for which the sky is literally the limit. For now, Nevins prefers to focus on what he does know, and that's the varied services his UAV and his business, MountainSky Aerial, offers.
10 Benefits of Drone-Based Asset Inspections
This new paradigm of Drone-based inspections is helping industries improve efficiency and quality of data acquisition while increasing safety and speed of delivery. Although a new and emerging technology, (which is still evolving), in early 2018, most companies are not aware of the possible benefits they can achieve using small unmanned aerial vehicles to inspect their assets.
Above Devastated Houston, Armies of Drones Prove Their Worth
Less than a week after the last drops of Hurricane Harvey fell, Houston is just beginning to assess the damage. Early estimates suggest the hurricane has inflicted $120 billion in damage on the region, making it the most expensive natural disaster in the country's history. Which means the drones' work has just begun. Responding to the disaster provides a major test—and opportunity—for the country's fast-growing network of professional UAV operators, almost exactly one year after the Federal Aviation Administration began to hand out licenses for commercial drone operation.
Allstate to use drones to assess storm damage in Oklahoma
Allstate Insurance is using drones to assess spring storm related property damage claims across four states, including Oklahoma. A fleet of drones are ready in Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas to help evaluate property damage issues after storms this spring.
AUVSI Report: Small Businesses Receive Majority of Waivers Under FAA’s Small UAS Rule
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International recently released a report that finds nearly 90 percent of the waivers granted by the Federal Aviation Administration under Part 107 went to small businesses. According to the report, most of the waivers allow businesses to operate unmanned aircraft systems at night, which is not permitted under the current rule. The report also finds that businesses in 44 states received waivers in the first six months since the rule took effect.
Town of Paradise Valley enlists drone as inspector
Town of Paradise Valley Independent
One of the most dangerous parts of an inspector's duties is performing a roof nail inspection. Walking on a sloped surface often covered in saw dust can result in slips and falls. The classical solution used by fat guys and old guys was to poke at the roof sheathing with a 2" x 4" from below. Now there is a technological solution and that is an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone.
New TCC course to offer commercial drone training
Tulsa Community College announced that it will offer a new pilot training program tailored for commercial users of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. TCC's UAS pilot training class will take place April 25-27 at the college's Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center at Jones Riverside Airport.
ICYMI: Report documents drones saving lives
The Digital Circuit
We all know drones are used for photography, videography, mapping – the joy of recreational flying – and more. But a new report suggests the most important function served by drones is saving lives. The report is the first-ever survey to examine life-saving drone activity. Researchers scoured news reports from around the globe for any events where drones were used to help find or rescue people who were in jeopardy. And it found that "drones have rescued at least 59 people from life-threatening conditions in 18 separate incidents around the globe."
The state of the UAS/UAV industry
Assessing the health of an entire industry is not an easy task, but talking with industry leaders and looking for examples of growth and investment can help. Our "State of the UAS/UAV Industry" inquiries have lead to discussions with General Atomics, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Aeryon Labs and SensoFusion. SensoFusion might be a little well less known that the others, but we felt the need to include the views of an anti-drone system supplier to counterbalance the industry's perception of itself.
Maiden drone flights at Atlanta airport could open door to more commercial use
Drones flying around airports are generally considered a big, dangerous, illegal no-no. But one day last month in Atlanta, drones made seven flights at the world's busiest airport with the blessing of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Those flights at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — the first civilian drone flights given FAA approval in a Class B airspace, a designation given the busiest area around crowded airports — marked a milestone for the development of commercial drones. Experts say the approval indicates that as the drone market matures, the FAA is more willing to consider broader applications for the new technology.
Eagle’s eye viewDrones provide amazing access to aerial view; come with regulatory tethers
Chinook (OR) Observer
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, also known as drones, have been roaming the skies for years. But with the popularity of affordable, camera toting model aircraft available to the general public, they literally exploded on the national scene over the past couple of years. A year ago, in anticipation of what seemed may become an epidemic of errant projectiles cluttering our airspace, the Federal Aviation Administration rolled out sweeping regulations governing their use. re drones a problem in the rural community of Pacific County? According to statistics, no.