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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DJI Motion Controller shows up in FCC filings! – Today in the FCC filings a new DJI product showed up. The DJI Motion Controller obviously will control the motion of some other DJI product. The question is what product will that be? A gimbal? A drone?
What Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation means for drone industry – Romeo Durscher explains what Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation as Secretary of Transportation means for the drone industry in an interview with ZDNet.
Stop the Drone Federalism Act and Sen. Lee in his effort to revive it! – Act today to stop the revival of Senator Lee’s (R-Utah) Drone Federalism Act, which would allow states and local governments to control the airspace under 200 feet and would require a drone operator to “secure permission from the owner before flying a drone within 200 feet above a private[ly] held property.” The Drone Federalism Act would turn flying drones for recreation or business into an administrative nightmare and it would open us up to having to pay taxes and take-off/landing fees as was recently proposed by AirMap.
Zipline to deliver COVID-19 vaccines in Nigerian state Kaduna – The drone delivery company Zipline has partnered with the Nigerian state Kaduna to deliver COVID-19 vaccines by fixed-wing drone.
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