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Drone defenses at airports require FAA approval

As airports investigate drone deterrents to increase the safety of both planes and passengers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is telling airports that they need its approval to install drone defense measures. The FAA said it understands the need for … Continue reading

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‘They can be perceived as a threat,’ so drone users asked to give these birds space

The city of Bellingham is asking people who plan to fly drones to capture images of the finish line of the Ski to Sea race at Marine Park to be aware of great blue herons and their colony nearby. They’re … Continue reading

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Mesa County Search and Rescue creates new drone team thanks to community support

Mesa County Search and Rescue spent months fundraising and thanks to you the community it’s now become a reality. The program director for the new ‘UAV team’ (unmanned aerial vehicle) is no stranger to drones. Robert Danson used to operate … Continue reading

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Fire fight: using military drone swarms to tackle civil emergencies

In 2018, ferocious wildfires devastated several US states including California, which suffered its largest ever wildfire in recorded history. During its rampage, the Mendocino Complex Fire consumed thousands of acres each day (around 459,000 acres in total), destroying nearly 300 … Continue reading

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