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NYC will study the use of drones for building facade inspections

NYC will study the use of drones for building facade inspections

Last Wednesday, the City Council has approved plans to study how drones can be used for building facade inspections in New York City. The plans to study the use of drones for building facade inspections were well received within the drone industry. They offer a rare opportunity for an otherwise grounded industry in New York City.

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Cuomo welcomes back NY drone pilots from fighting wildfires

MQ-9_Reaper_UAV_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.

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Case dismissed. George Steinmetz gets his DJI Mavic 2 Pro back!

George Steinmetz gets his DJI Phantom 4 Pro back!

Back in April, as he was taking aerial photos of the mass burials on Hart Island, award-winning National Geographic and New York Times photographer, George Steinmetz had his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone confiscated by the New York Police Department (NYPD).

Update: There has been some confusion as to what drone exactly was confiscated. An earlier version of this article mentioned it was a DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian. I emailed George Steinmetz and he replied saying that it was indeed a DJI Mavic 2 Pro as we originally reported.

It was a Mavic 2 Pro. – George

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Drone shows 9/11 Memorial unlike you have never seen before!

Drone shows 9/11 Memorial

Now, here’s something worth writing about. This drone video shows the 9/11 Memorial unlike you have never seen before, without people and from the air. The video was made by Kevin P. Coughlin and Jin-Sup Lee from All Island Aerial for the State of New York. It is definitely worth watching as the drone gives an entirely new perspective on a very well known and sacred landmark.

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