Keep Your Drone on a Leash

The New York City Fire Department, the largest in the country, recently used a drone for the very first time to help fight a blaze. On March 6, a fire broke out in a building in the Bronx that quickly grew to a four-alarm blaze, posing significant dangers to firefighters who needed to get to the roof of the building. Normally they would scout out the situation from a taller building nearby. Instead the department used a drone—a Hoverfly Technologies LiveSky—to take high-resolution color and thermal infrared footage that gave them a clear understanding of the fire for safe access …

Air & Space | April 14, 2017

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