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Beyond the FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is wrapping up the UAS Integration Pilot Program this month. Today they held a special event to commemorate the drone program and to announce what will come next. The new program focuses on operating drones beyond-visual-line-of-sight and will be called BEYOND, announced Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao.
Drone footage released of Vancouver police clearing Oppenheimer Park in 2019 – Under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, drone footage has been released of the Vancouver Police clearing Oppenheimer Park in 2019 after receiving a report of a man being shot in the now-dismantled encampment. The use of the police drone caused concerns with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, which would like to see all police drone operations listed on the website of the Vancouver Police Department.
Drone team captures aerial photos of derailed train in southeast Texas – A drone team captures aerial photos of a derailed train in southeast Texas. Authorities urged nearby residents to evacuate their homes as hazmat crews assessed the damage. The cause of the derailment and the cargo is still unknown.
Drone suspected of colliding with aircraft in South Africa – A drone is suspected to have collided with a training aircraft. The possible Drone Incident took place earlier this week shortly after the airplane took off at Rand Airport in Gauteng.
DJI Mini 2 has DNG/RAW and also rumored to shoot 4K video at 100Mbps – Another day, another retailer. Today, it is the Swiss version of Best Buy, Media Markt that lists the DJI Mini 2 prior to its official release early in November. The listing confirms that the DJI Mini 2 will have DNG/RAW for still photography. Oh, and we’ve seen on Twitter that the Mini is also said to have 100Mbps for 4K video. And it will have a Follow-Me mode. Wow!
A drone with morphing wings offers agility and endurance – A drone with morphing wings promises the best of both worlds. The agility of a quadcopter and the endurance and speed of a fixed-wing drone.
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