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Skye Link News & Events Jul 24, 2019

FAA Expands LAANC For Recreational Flyers

FAA Expands LAANC For Recreational Flyers

This newly announced expansion of the LAANC system gives recreational drone pilots the tools to gain access to controlled airspace in a safe, efficient manner.

Now the question is, will these recreational drone pilots be responsible…

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Skye Link News & Events Jul 19, 2019

Cape Drops DJI For US-Made Skydio Drones

Cape Drops DJI For US-Made Skydio Drones

If there is a time where the door is open for USA based drone manufacturers this is it. With all the looming data security concerns around DJI and Chinese based companies, Skydio and other American manufacturers can really begin to grab market share…

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Skye Link News & Events Jul 18, 2019

New York City Developers Lobby to Legalize Drones

New York City Developers Lobby to Legalize Drones

While real estate developers in large cities like LA & Chicago are reaping the benefits of UAV technology, those in NY "say a 1948 law effectively prohibits drones from flying within city boundaries is overly broad and out of date.

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Skye Link News & Events Jun 19, 2019

What Is The Impact Of Banning Chinese Made Drones?

What Is The Impact Of Banning Chinese Made Drones? Possibly economic disruption if not done properly...

"You get a system that is integrated into the economy of the United States that is important, that people use, that people think is reliable from a secure standpoint, a privacy standpoint,…

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Skye Link News & Events Jun 03, 2019

FAA's UAS Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) News

1 Year Anniversary of the FAA's UAS Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) - What Has Changed?

As outlined by the FAA, the UAS IPP's objectives are "1) Identifying ways to balance local and national interests related to drone integration, 2) Improving communications with local, state and tribal…

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Skye Link News & Events May 24, 2019

DJI AirSense To Be Installed Into All DJI Drones By 2020

DJI AirSense To Be Installed Into All DJI Drones By 2020

AirSense will give sUAS operators better situation awareness and visibility they would not have previously had.

This is a great step towards safer skies with the dynamic integration of all aircraft especially as a comprehensive…

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Skye Link News & Events May 14, 2019

Illegal Counter Drone System Used At Ultra Music Festival

Counter drone technology used at Ultra Music Festival in Miami did not have FAA approval and likely broke federal laws.

sUAS Pilots hired to do aerial videography of the event were blocked from doing their job and got placed into risky situations due to the jamming signals being sent from…

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Skye Link News & Events May 10, 2019

FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast - Drone Industry Predictions Impressive Yet Surprising

FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast - Drone Industry Predictions Impressive Yet Surprising

Predictions including that "Hardware [will]continue to grow, with larger 'professional' grade aircraft becoming more common as delivery and other applications develop. While consumer-grade drones make…

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Skye Link News & Events May 04, 2019

5 Companies Using Drones For Good

Winners of the 2019 AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award

1) North Carolina Department of Transportation – Using drones in an innovative response to Hurricane Florence (United States)
2) Swoop Aero – Vaccine and health supply delivery on the island nation of Vanuatu (Vanuatu)
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Skye Link News & Events Apr 15, 2019

5 Things You Need To Know About The Drone Market 2019 to 2024

5 Things You Need To Know About The Drone Market 2019 to 2024 (market report by DroneII)

1. The drone market will grow to $43B by 2024
2. Energy is the largest industry, but transport will be the fastest growing
3. US & China dominate the drone market, but Asia will pull ahead…

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Skye Link News & Events Apr 10, 2019

7 Drone Industry Trends

PwC Names 7 Trends in the Drone Industry At The Commercial UAV Expo In Europe - (Many of which apply in the US and internationally as well)

1) Telecom will be a major beneficiary of the drone industry.
2) Energy Grid Operators are Scaling Up Autonomous Detection of Failure Modes READ MORE

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Skye Link News & Events Apr 02, 2019

DJI Jumps Further Into Drone Software Market

The drone hardware giant, DJI, continues to push forward and now looks to want a bigger slice of the pie in the drone software market by introducing DJI Terra, a drone mapping solution. Although the current version of DJI Terra only supports the Phantom 4 line, it will surely increase its capabilities…

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Skye Link News & Events Mar 27, 2019

Medical Sample Deliveries Via Drone in North Carolina

UPS officially partners with Matternet for medical sample deliveries in North Carolina.

They are first in the nation to get approved by the FAA for medical drone delivery.

#DronesForGood #DronesInHealthcare #Drones #UAV #UPS #Matternet

Full article here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/26/ups-partners-with-drone-startup-matternet-for-medical-sample-deliveries/amp/ READ MORE

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Skye Link News & Events Mar 25, 2019

Phantom 4 Pro Discontinued, Signaling Phantom 5?

DJI has discontinued production for the Phantom 4 Pro. That could signal the upcoming release of the Phantom 5.

Although that would make sense, it may not be true. This article explains other potential reasons DJI may have made this move.

Do you think the Phantom 5 release…

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Skye Link News & Events Mar 01, 2019

NASA UTM Project Begins 4th & Final Phase

NASA is moving into the 4th and final stage of its UTM project.

Their testing will "focus on UAS operations in higher-density urban areas for tasks such as news gathering and package delivery," with one of those test locations being Las Vegas, NV.

"Once the fourth and final…

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Skye Link News & Events Feb 20, 2019

DJI's Take on Remote ID

Interesting take by DJI on Remote ID. This article brings up many privacy, safety, and implementation considerations that are important to address in order to successfully implement remote ID in the future.

#Drones #UAV #RemoteID #DJI #Dronenews

https://www.aviationtoday.com/2019/02/13/dji-drone-tracking/…

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Skye Link News & Events Feb 12, 2019

Drone Job Market Now & In Future

Interesting research report on where the drone job market is now and is heading in the years to come. Drone software engineers are the most sought after skillset in the industry. Talent is scarce and that is sure to influence company strategies over the next few years.

#Drones #UAV #DroneJobMarket…

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Skye Link News & Events Jan 22, 2019

DJI Fraud Exposed

Not great publicity for DJI who already had its ethics questioned in the past surrounding its data integrity.

Also to clarify a misleading headline, DJI lost $0 from this fraud, it was DJI customers who were frauded for a total sum of $147.6 Million.

#DJI #Drones #DroneNews…

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Skye Link News & Events Jan 07, 2019

Aviation Industry Affected By US Government Shutdown

The aviation industry is feeling the effects of the government shutdown, and if the situation continues to escalate, it could mean some serious short & long-term consequences.

Even if the shutdown does not continue for months or years, as Trump has threatened, the impact on the FAA, ATC,…

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Skye Link News & Events Dec 28, 2018

Anti-Drone Tech Demand Spikes Following Gatwick Scene

Whether there was a drone or not, the events in Gatwick display the vulnerabilities of many airports across the world which has led to an increase in the demand for anti-drone technology.

In 2019, we will surely see more airports, stadiums, etc, begin to utilize anti-drone & drone detection…

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Skye Link News & Events Dec 20, 2018

BREAKING: DJI Reveals Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Sensor Drone

DJI Reveals Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Sensor Drone

This newly launched drone will have side-by-side visual and thermal sensors which will give thousands of drone operators & service providers access to thermal imaging capabilities.

It will be available only through authorized…

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Skye Link News & Events Dec 18, 2018

Boeing Plane Collides With Drone, According To Reports

737 passenger Boeing plane collides with a drone while landing in Mexico, according to local reports. Thankfully no one was hurt, authorities still investigating.

If this was not a drone, what else could have made such an impact to create that kind of damage to the plane?

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Skye Link News & Events Dec 14, 2018

Airmap Launches New Innovative Feature

Airmap continuing to innovate and make lives easier for drone operators with the introduction of a new real-time geofencing alert feature.

For now, it is only available when flying a DJI drone through Airmap but if you are one of the pilots that flys through Airmap, this will improve your…

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Skye Link News & Events Nov 21, 2018

Maryland Successfully Tests Drone Delivery of Human Kidney

The University of Maryland has successfully tested drone delivery of human organs.

"The research team performed biopsies on the kidney before and after its drone flights and found no damage from the journey. The conclusion then is that the experiment was a success: drones and organ delivery…

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Skye Link News & Events Nov 15, 2018

Secretive DJI Product Launch Set For November 28th

Secretive DJI Product Launch Set For November 28th - "Because Life Is Big!"

Could this be the long anticipated Phantom 5? New AR/VR Tech? What is your prediction?

#DJI #Drones #DroneNews

https://dronelife.com/2018/11/13/dji-launch-event-november-28th/

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Skye Link News & Events Nov 13, 2018

A DJI Bug Exposed Drone Photos and User Data

Yet again DJI is drawing scrutiny from the US government and other entities over its data privacy and security concerns. Will DJI ever get all their data security issues under control?

#Drones #DataSecurity #DJI #DroneNews

https://www.wired.com/story/dji-drones-bugs-exposed-users-data/

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Skye Link News & Events Nov 06, 2018

Drones Revolutionizing Healthcare Through Vaccine Delivery

“Drones carrying precious vaccines will soon be taking to the skies over Vanuatu, in a world-first trial that has the potential to revolutionise healthcare”

#healthcare #drones #uav #vaccinations #dronenews

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/31/drones-vaccines-vanuatu-trial

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Skye Link News & Events Oct 29, 2018

Newly Released By DJI: Mavic 2 Enterprise

It seems like DJI has been launching a new drone every week recently, but this time they extend the popular Mavic line into the enterprise market with the Mavic 2 Enterprise.

Combining powerful professional tools with the portability of the Mavic really opens the door for a lot of companies…

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Skye Link News & Events Oct 25, 2018

Closest-Ever Miss Involving Passenger Jet and a Drone

A drone flying in UK airspace at 3200ft AGL (8x the legal height limit) was 10ft from hitting a descending Virgin Airlines passenger jet with over 250 passengers onboard. Unfortunately, authorities were unable to locate the operator.

This reckless activity from rogue drone operators needs…

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Skye Link News & Events Oct 23, 2018

DJI Demands Withdrawal Of Misleading Drone Collision Video

A drone collision video surfaced of a simulated test flight involving a DJI Phantom 2 and a helicopter. With many test flaws and seemingly improbable results, the entire UAS community is upset, especially DJI.

DJI has demanded the withdrawal of the video. It is unknown how the University…

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Skye Link News & Events Oct 03, 2018

FAA Announces 9 New LAANC Partners

The FAA announced nine new LAANC partners including Airbus, DJI, and KittyHawk. These new LAANC partners open up other great avenue to efficiently gain airspace authorizations for drone operators.

This is just another step towards a fully integrated UTM airspace system!

Which…

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Skye Link News & Events Sep 28, 2018

FAA Reauthorization Bill Explained

The Senate has until September 30th to approve the FAA Reauthorization Bill. This bill would have huge impacts within the UAS community.

DroneLife's 3 part article explains what the bill means and how it will affect drone companies in the future.

Part 1 - https://dronelife.com/2018/09/25/faa-reauthorization-explained-part-1-the-repeal-of-section-336/ READ MORE

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Skye Link News & Events Sep 18, 2018

FAA Has Granted Over 2,000 Part 107 Waivers in Only 2 Years

Over 2,000 waivers have been granted to UAS operators 2 years into the FAA part 107's introduction. What does that mean for the drone industry now and in the future?

Here are some key takeaways:
"Flying at night is the most common reason operators request a waiver, with nearly 92…

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Skye Link News & Events Sep 11, 2018

InterDrone 2018 - Headlines & Announcements

InterDrone 2018 was a success! If you missed it, read this article featuring some of the big announcements that happened just last week in Las Vegas! https://uavcoach.com/interdrone-2018-announcements/

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Skye Link News & Events Aug 23, 2018

Mavic 2 Has Arrived (Officially)

Both the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom have been officially introduced by DJI. They both have some serious upgrades from the Mavic Pro, especially the Mavic 2 Pro. The Mavic 2 Pro is equipped with a 20MP 1" CMOS Sensor and adjustable aperture, f/2.8 - f/11, both big upgrades from the previous model,…

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Skye Link News & Events Aug 20, 2018

Drone Nearly Collides With Manned Helicopter (Video)

Footage emerged of a drone flying along Hollywood Beach, Florida and nearly colliding with a helicopter. As it currently appears, the drone was abiding by the flight rules in place in that airspace, but it is a reminder that pilots need to be extremely cautious of the surroundings around where they…

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Skye Link News & Events Aug 06, 2018

DJI Announces New Customizable Drone Protection Plan

"DJI has today launched Enterprise Shield, a coverage program that provides peace of mind to commercial pilots with fleet coverage, overnight replacements and support across the company’s professional product range. DJI describe Enterprise Shield as 'a new customizable drone protection service plan…

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Skye Link News & Events Jul 19, 2018

Growing Threat Of Rogue Drones

"As secretary of homeland security, I can tell you that threat is outpacing our ability to respond. Without congressional action, the U.S. government will remain unable to identify, track and mitigate weaponized or dangerous drones in our skies." Drones have been doing amazing things to benefit communities…

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Skye Link News & Events Jun 27, 2018

Free Drone LiDAR Training

Have you been exploring the potential benefits of adding LiDAR to your service offerings? Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) mapping technology can collect, analyze, and create a quality product that has huge benefits. In this free training you will learn: -Who can benefit from drone LiDAR mapping…

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Lion Skye News & Events Jun 15, 2018

Drone Panos From The World Cup

Awesome video of 360-degree drone panoramas of all 12 stadiums at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Definitely worth a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVgVa3hms10

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Skye Link News & Events May 27, 2018

US Endorses Package Delivery Tests and More

Big news that could have life-saving impact in the US. Shocker, Amazon left off the list of winners. What are your takeaways from this big announcement? Article Link: https://www.cnet.com/news/big-day-for-drones-as-us-endorses-tests-of-package-delivery-and-more/

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