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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...
Fact #1: The world's largest manufacturer of consumer drones, DJI, takes great measures to ensure its machines are safe. In fact, it uses special-purpose software to protect pilots from flying in (or into) illegal or sensitive areas. Fact #2: A number of...
At a time when most students are out of school for the summer, TDC went into the classroom for a few intensive days at something called the Drone Journalism School. It took place Friday through Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin. And it was...
A new report from an FAA-sanctioned body shows that small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drones) are way safer to operate around people than previous research work had assumed. The report, released yesterday, comes from the Alliance for System Safety of...
No one likes crashing their drone. In this case, however, researchers at Virginia Tech hope deliberate collisions between drones and crash test dummies will yield useful scientific data. Ultimately, the goal is to determine what risk drones of varying weights...
You have a license on your car. It identifies who your vehicle is registered to, but no regular citizen looking at your plate number would ever be able to easily figure out who you are. Now, DJI has proposed that a...
"Calling all drone pilots!" If you're a responsible drone pilot, you're probably aware of the basic rules for responsible flight. And really, they're just common sense: Don't fly over people or buildings Don't fly near airports, where aircraft fly,...
A research paper released publicly today by DJI argues that the FAA was highly conservative and used outdated assumptions when it set the weight standard for determining which drones pose the lowest risk to people. Back in 2015, the FAA's...
A new group dedicated to representing the interests of responsible drone pilots, and ensuring their voices are heard as local and state regulatory frameworks evolve, has been created. It's called NODE - the Network of Drone Enthusiasts. And its...
The organization representing the main manufacturers of civilian drones says a new FAA report on drone sightings "once again confirms that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have an admirable safety record." The Drone Manufacturers Alliance serves as the voice of the...

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