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Daily drone news – Monday July 6, 2020

Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

Note: I will be undergoing surgery on Tuesday (7/7/2020) so expect a little less drone news on DroneXL for the next couple of days. I hope to back 100% soon!

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Near-miss between DJI Phantom drone and a small airplane – Yesterday, somebody shared on social media a clip of a near-miss between a DJI Phantom drone and a small airplane. This post is not about the who, what, where, why, and when, as many of those details are unknown. Neither is it is about being the drone police. This article is about emphasizing the importance of safe and responsible drone flying, situational awareness, and keeping your drone within visual-line-of-sight, among other things, so that we can keep enjoying our hobby or profession and prevent dangerous situations like the one shown in this video.

Drones guide narco jets to illegal airstrips in Guatemalan rainforest

Drones guide narco jets to illegal airstrips in Guatemalan rainforest – People keep finding new use cases for drones. Over the last few years, we have seen drone pilots collect whale snot and herd sheep with help from unmanned aircraft. But, did you know that drones are now also used to guide cocaine-laden narco jets to illegal airstrips in a Guatemalan rainforest? Yes, apparently that’s a thing now as well.

Check out this photo that was posted on social media from a drone that gets real close to the 4th of July fireworks.jpeg
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Drone gets real close to the 4th of July fireworks – Every year, we see many amazing drone photos and videos of fireworks. From high up in the sky, you get a whole new perspective, and you can get a lot closer to the action. Maybe a little to close at times! Check out this photo that was posted on social media from a drone that gets real close to the 4th of July fireworks.

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