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Drone news – Wed May 27, 2020

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Police use drone to locate missing woman in Orange County – The police used a drone for good and located a missing woman in Orange County, Calif. Around 11:42 a.m. on Monday, the police responded to a call and called in the help of a drone operator to help find an elderly woman and her dog in the hillside area of Via Escola near Weston Street.

Police use drone to locate missing woman in Orange County

FAA approves Zipline’s drone delivery system in North Carolina – This is a big deal! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Zipline’s drone delivery system in North Carolina. It appears that the coronavirus pandemic has pushed the government agency to fast-track beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) medical drone deliveries in the U.S.

FAA approves Zipline's drone delivery system in North Carolina

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus offers drone program for teens – The drone program is called UAS Virtual Academy and is meant for kids ages 14-17. The program aims to teach students foundational aviation skills, flight maneuvers, safety procedures, photography, and videography basics. As well as mentorship from K-State Polytechnic staff and students.

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus offers drone program for teens

Prince Harry and Meghan have a serious drone problem – It appears that Prince Harry and Meghan have a serious drone problem at their Beverly Hills home. Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to Los Angeles full-time less than three months ago, they are worried about their family’s safety after a number of drone incidents.

Prince Harry and Meghan have a serious drone problem

Gartner reports cities need to prepare for drone deliveries – According to a new Gartner report, cities should prepare for drone deliveries. it says that by 2026 more than one million drones could be making retail deliveries.

Gartner reports cities need to prepare for drone deliveries

Drones and machine learning to detect dangerous ‘butterfly’ landmines – Machine learning in combination with drones could be used for good to detect dangerous ‘butterfly’ landmines says new research from Binghamton University and State University at New York.

Drones and machine learning to detect dangerous'butterfly' landmines

The Acecore Noa drone, a persistent heavy lifting hexacopter – Acecore Technologies, developer and manufacturer of high end European made commercial multirotors, released their third drone platform today. The new Acecore Noa has a 20kg payload capacity that leaves nothing to be desired and the endurance of a full hour.

The Acecore Noa drone, a persistent heavy lifting hexacopter

Drone in hot pursuit of great white shark at Dana Point – Check out this video that shows a drone in hot pursuit of a great white shark at Dana Point, Calif. Local photographer and drone pilot Matt Larmand captured this amazing drone footage of a shark off the Capistrano Beach area last week.

Drone in hot pursuit of great white shark at Dana Point

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Drone footage shows huge scale of illegal North Staffordshire campsite – Drone footage shows huge scale of illegal North Staffordshire campsite as travellers ‘move 700 tonnes of rubble and build fence’ in middle of night

India Busts Pak’s Claim Of ‘shooting Down Quadcopter’; Drone Not Military-grade Equipment – While Pakistan claimed that their troops had shot an India spying quadcopter, Indian Army sources clarified that it was a drone for shooting marriage videos.

EU Drone Regulation: Overprotective, or a Level Playing Field? – New EU drone regulations will necessitate changes for much of the European drone industry, as companies work to comply with regulations that will be enforced throughout the European Union.

MQ-9 Drone Crew Awarded Air Force Achievement Medals After RPG Attack – Drone operators who participated in a supply airdrop mission over Afghanistan last fall and avoided a rocket-propelled grenade in the process have received awards for the mission, Military.com has learned.

Police used their drone to search the wooded area. – Two men arrested, charged with evading police after shots fired at Lake Fort Phantom.

UC aerospace engineer says drones are showing up in novel applications – Cincinnati Public Radio’s WVXU talked to University of Cincinnati aerospace engineering professor Kelly Cohen about the novel ways drones are being deployed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Drones pursue locusts as swarms destroy swathes of crops. – Huge swarms of desert locusts are destroying crops across western & central India, prompting authorities on Tuesday to step up their response to the country’s worst plague in nearly three decades.

Will New Disinfecting Drones Expedite Return of Major Sports?Tech start-up EagleHawk has developed drones to disinfect large stadiums and arenas. Will it hasten the return of major pro sports?

Balancing New Technology and Privacy When Using Drones in Land Use and Construction – The mixture of sheltering-in-place, warm weather, and increasing drone usage creates a combustible situation – literally. Drone shootings are on the rise as property owners seek to combat perceived trespass, nuisance and invasions of privacy.

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