Tag Archives: Search-and-Rescue

FAA OKs Long-Range Drone Flights Over Populated Areas By State Farm To Assess Florence Damage

Federal regulators have granted the insurer State Farm permission to fly drones over populated areas in four states and beyond the drone operators’ line of sight to survey damage from Hurricane Florence, in a step toward more widespread use of … Continue reading

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Georgetown Police Department Uses Drones to Locate Suspects, Perform Search and Rescues

The Georgetown Police Department (GPD) in Kentucky has been using drones to find missing persons, locate stolen vehicles and suspects fleeing from crime scenes, and document infrastructural failures. According to News-Graphic, the primary motivation to purchase the aerial equipment was … Continue reading

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How Central Florida firefighters are using drones to save lives

Something that started as a hobby for some people is now a life-saving tool at the Orange County Fire Department. Firefighters are using DRONES in unique ways to fight fires and respond to calls. Fire officials have some big plans … Continue reading

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Drone came within 50 feet of hitting a MH-65 Dolphin Coast Guard helicopter

According to the Coast Guard, the aircrew flying an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter came within 50 feet of hitting a drone in Port Angeles last Saturday. At the time of the near-miss with the recreational drone, the crew was 300 feet … Continue reading

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