Another Embry-Riddle First: Penguin C Aircraft Added for UAS Flight Training

Embry-Riddle alumni and current employees Shane Aldridge, UAS Flight Supervisor (left) and Michael Zebehazy, UAS Maintenance and Inventory Manager, assembled the UAV Factory Penguin C unmanned aircraft in January 2019. (Photo: Embry-Riddle/David Massey) BY Ginger Pinholster Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently became the only university to acquire the Penguin C – one of the most sophisticated long-endurance, long-range…

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Quantum Systems to cooperate with FlyTech in Israel

Quantum-Systems has announced the latest cooperation with FlyTech (Brand of F.T. Aerial Solutions LTD) in Israel. Founded by Israeli Air Force officers, FlyTech has many years of experience in handling remote-controlled aircraft. An ideal partner for Quantum-Systems. Especially FlyTech’s uncompromising professionalism, innovative thinking and service orientation were decisive aspects for a cooperation. The team has…

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FAA: Drone Reg. Number

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must be in place…

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Insitu Commercial Solutions – Australia Obtains Approval for Remote Air Operations in Papua New Guinea

Insitu Commercial Solutions (operating through Insitu Pacific Pty. Ltd.) recently conducted a series of aerial data collection operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after obtaining its first approval to undertake commercial Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) operations in the country. A “first” for Insitu Commercial Solutions, this activity also is a first for Papua New Guinea,…

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Elistair tethered drones selected for broadcasting and security at the 53rd Super Bowl.

During the 53rd Super Bowl, two Elistair tethered drones were selected, one by CNN for TV broadcasting and one by Unified Command for security. The micro-tether allowed the drones to fly for several hours without the needto charge the batteries, maintaining constant coverage. Despite the strict no drone zone announced by the Federal Aviation Administration…

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Klau Geomatics releases High Accuracy Real-Time Positioning (PPP) Technology for aerial mapping and drone positioning

Klau Geomatics, established leader in UAV PPK solutions, has released another breakthrough in survey technology for drones and manned aerial mapping: Real Time PPP (Precise Point Positioning), enabling 3 to 5cm initial positioning accuracy, anywhere in the world, without any base station data or network corrections. Just fly your drone. Fly any distance, anywhere. You…

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