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Daily Drone News – Monday September 14, 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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AMA, AOPA, EAA, and Wing send letter to FAA to change Remote ID

AMA, AOPA, EAA, and Wing send letter to FAA to change Remote ID – The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and Google’s drone delivery company, Wing, sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging the government agency to consider making essential changes to the Proposed Rule for Remote Identification for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Walmart partners with Zipline for drone delivery in the United States

Walmart partners with Zipline for drone delivery in the United States – In an exciting news release today, Walmarts announces that it has teamed up with Zipline to deliver packages in a way that is convenient, fast, and safe, i.e. delivery by drone. Zipline was recently approved to start testing its drone delivery service in North Carolina. In an effort to keep up with Amazon, Walmart has started testing delivery drones in Fayetteville, also in North Carolina.

MQ-9_Reaper_UAV_Cuomo welcomes back NY drone pilots from fighting wildfires

Cuomo welcomes back NY drone pilots from fighting wildfires – On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed home a team of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, staff, volunteers, and two drone pilots of the New York Air National Guard, who have been helping battle and contain wildland fires raging in California, Nebraska, and South Dakota for the past two weeks.

Drone points lifeguards to swimmer in distress off Famara Beach in Lanzarote, Spain – Spanish lifeguard organization, Emerlan posted the following video on Facebook. The video shows how a drone points lifeguards to a swimmer in distress off the Famara Beach in Lanzarote, Spain.

DJI Fly app update 1.1.8 - Now shows remaining storage space on MicroSD card

DJI Fly app update 1.1.8 shows remaining storage space on MicroSD card – DJI updated the DJI Fly app over the weekend. The latest update brings the app to version 1.1.8 and it now shows the remaining storage space left on your MicroSD card either in GB’s or in recording-time-left.

Update: DJI just made a newer version of the app available on the Apple App Store called version 1.1.9 with the same update information. It seems that there were some bugs left.

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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews. Haye is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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