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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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