Drones

Aspiring drone pilots in the UK must register their craft and pass "safety awareness tests," under new rules introduced over the weekend. Going forward, owners of any drones weighing more than 250 grams must do so "to improve accountability and...
If you fly a drone in the United States, you've likely heard of an FAA regulation referred to as "Part 107" by now. It came into effect in the summer of 2016, and set out newer, less complex rules...
We start out this Friday's edition of #TheBuzz with news that a drone was used in an overnight rescue early this morning in the great state of Wisconsin. On Thursday night, a 70-year-old woman walked away from a remote campsite...
A trailer that is both breathtaking – and chilling – was released today. It's from a forthcoming Sony film called Only The Brave. It's a true story, based on the heroism and sacrifice of an elite and now-legendary firefighting...
It's been pretty much eight months since DJI released its Inspire 2, a tool for aerial video and stills that was a significant leap from its predecessor. It's smarter, faster (94 kph!), and can capture video in up to...

#DronesForGood

It you haven't seen the hashtag before, you have now. #DronesForGood and #DronesAreGood are easy ways on Twitter to pull up some very cool cases where unmanned aerial vehicles are doing far more than just taking nice imagery (not...
Earlier, we posted the now-notorious incident that occurred at a Tel Aviv airport, where a drone was flown very close to passenger-carrying aircraft. As we explained in that story, we don't generally give airtime to such stupidity. But there...
There's a video that has been making the rounds, and is still up on YouTube at the moment. It's a demonstration of the absolute worst when it comes to drone piloting. And the absolute best when it comes to...
The world's largest aerial imaging company, DJI, expressed "disappointment" Monday over draft regulations released Friday by Transport Canada, the federal agency responsible for airspace regulation. A DJI news release also encouraged drone users to let their voices be heard during a...
Police units covering three neighbouring UK counties have established the country's first full-time drone unit, according to a report by Sky News. The story says the forces are using the DJI products for everything from search-and-rescue operations to capturing crime scenes...

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