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Daily Drone News – Fri July 17, 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.

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18-year-old supplies Indian Army with landmine-detecting drones

18-year-old supplies Indian Army with landmine-detecting drones – 18-year-old, Harshwardhansinh Zala from Ahmedabad is going to supply the Indian Army with landmine-detecting drones. His drones and efforts have received praise from Indian PM Narendra Modi Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.

Drones used to inspect Southern California Edison equipment

Drones used to inspect Southern California Edison equipment – Helicopters and drones are used to inspect Southern California Edison equipment along the south coast. The company says that the aerial inspections will help to provide a more complete picture of the work that’s performed between Carpinteria and Goleta.

Drones could be used to monitor beaches in Newport, RI

Drones could be used to monitor beaches in Newport, RI – Drones could be used to monitor beaches in Newport, RI. Newport City Manager Joseph J. Nicholson, Junior is considering using drones to monitor mask-wearing on city beaches in the Atlantic coastal town.

FAA is looking to fill positions on Drone Advisory Committee

FAA is looking to fill positions on Drone Advisory Committee – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to fill positions on the Drone Advisory Committee. In the past, many (including me) have been critical that recreational and commercial drone pilots are under-represented on the DAC. This is a change top tip the balance more in our favor. Keep in mind that you will not be compensated for your time or travel expenses.

Don't interfere with wildland fire operations when flying your drone!

Don’t interfere with wildland fire operations when flying your drone! – “Don’t interfere with wildland fire operations when flying your drone!” is the message that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to get across to all drone pilots. A recent example of a fire fighting operation that was interrupted by an unauthorized drone happened last week during the East Plum Fire in Colorado.

EHang 216 performs sightseeing flights with passengers on board

EHang 216 performs sightseeing flights with passengers onboard – On July 14, the EHang 216 performed sightseeing flights with passengers on board in Yantai, a coastal city in East China. As part of the EHang ‘World Flight Tour’, four passengers took scenic flights around Yantai’s Fisherman’s Wharf, a popular tourist attraction.

Another life saved with help from a drone flown by volunteer Search and Rescue team

Another life saved with help from a drone flown by volunteer Search and Rescue team – In the UK, another life was saved with help from a drone flown by a volunteer Search and Rescue team. This time a 46-year-old, ‘vulnerable’ man was reported missing for five days near Loughborough.

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