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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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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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NYPD seizes George Steinmetz’s DJI Mavic 2 Pro after Hart Island photo

George Steinmetz's DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone confiscated by NYPD after Hart Island photo

By now, many people will have seen drone videos or photos of the mass burials of unclaimed COVID-19 victims at Hart Island in New York. We reported on that about a week ago, but so did many other news outlets. Today we learn on Instagram that George Steinmetz’s DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone has been confiscated by the New York Police Department (NYPD) after the famous aerial photographer tried to capture some photos of the burial scene on the island.

Article updated on April 17th, 2020 with a comment that Steinmetz provided to DPReview.

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Mysterious drone tells New Yorkers to keep social distance. FAA starts investigation.

Mysterious drone tells New Yorkers to keep social distance. FAA starts investigation.

Here’s an interesting story. A mysterious drone tells New Yorkers to keep a social distance, but it is not an official NYPD drone. No, this is a drone from the ‘Anti-COVID-19 volunteer drone task force’, which seems to be a non-existent organization. The drone, a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, tells people in a somewhat crowded Manhattan park to socially distance themselves. Eventhough the message may be appropriate, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has now started an investigation to find out more about this drone flight in New York City.
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Viral drone date video on TikTok may not be so romantically spontaneous after all

Viral drone date video on TikTok may not be so romantically spontaneous afteral

Remember that TikTok video that went viral last week in which the twenty-year-old freelance photographer Jeremy Cohen shows how he lands a date with a ‘quarantined cutie’ by sending his drone over with his phone number attached? Well, it turns out that maybe that drone date video was not so romantically spontaneous after all.

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Drone videos show deserted streets around the world because of Coronavirus

Drone videos show deserted streets around the world because of Coronavirus

These drone videos show almost completely deserted streets in major cities around the world. The empty streets are the result of measures to slow down the rapidly spreading Coronavirus and to ‘flatten the curve‘. The aerial footage is shared on social media, YouTube and published by newspapers around the country and in the rest of the world.

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