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RAF Shawbury appeal to local drone flyers for cooperation in Low Flying Areas

RAF Shawbury posted the following on Facebook. ARPAS-UK agrees and further notes that the Low Flying Booking cell is 0800 515544 for reference.   Due to the recent flooding there has been a noticeable increase in drone activity in Shropshire and the surrounding areas. Our Shropshire neighbours are capturing images and filming the extent of…

Drones to be an option instead of fireworks for 2021 NYE celebrations in Canberra

Canberra could welcome in 2021 with a futuristic twist with a drone light show one of the options considered as a fireworks alternative. Drone light shows are an option to replace fireworks in Canberra. Following the cancellation of this year’s New Year’s Eve pyrotechnics performance, the ACT government will join others around the world looking…

Dublin’s first fast food by drone service to begin within weeks

Europe’s first fast food delivery service by drone will start in south Dublin in a matter of weeks, according to Manna Aero founder, Bobby Healy. Speaking today on Independent.ie’s technology podcast, The Big Tech Show, Mr Healy said that the public service will be launched in a south Dublin suburb with 30,000 people in March. He said…

SOARIZON by Thales announces strategic partnership with CG Labs

SOARIZON, the integrated drone operations technology provider has formed a strategic partnership with CG Labs, experts in the capture and processing of data. Based in Milton Keynes, UK, CG Labs works across many different sectors including industrial, construction, agriculture and events specialising in visualization, modelling and measurement, where technology and data manipulation deliver a new…

Scientists research bees for the benefit of drones

British scientists are hoping research into the way bees adapt to their surrounding can help with the new age of delivery drones. According to a report from the Financial Times, in a presentation to the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Seattle on Sunday, Professor James Marshall of Sheffield University demonstrated how…

Drone training for Cranfield Airport staff in anticipation of future integrated airspace

Staff and students at Cranfield University and its Airport have completed a remote pilot course for flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of long-term planning for integrated airspace use by manned and unmanned aircraft. The commercial UAV remote pilot course incorporated a ground school element for flight planning – covering principles of flight, rules…

7 ways drones have been helping to combat the coronavirus

To date there have been over 1000 deaths attributed to the Coronavirus, which originated in Wu Han, China. When news of the virus, now renamed Covid 19 by the World Health Organisation, first emerged, the Chinese authorities were criticised for their poor handling of the situation and several senior health officials have been removed from…

Drones used to assess koalas’ health

The Guardian newspaper has reported the use of drones to assess koalas’ health after the rampant forest fires in Australia. This is a great use of the technology: thermal imaging is used to find the koalas in the first place, reducing time taken meaning more time to find more koalas. Then by hovering close by…

Medical Drones Tested in Hamburg

Using a drone, for example, tissue samples can be quickly transported from clinic to clinic. An unmanned drone for the urgent transport of medical tissue samples between two hospitals has been successfully tested in Hamburg. The drone completed six flights on Wednesday over the almost five kilometers long distance between the Bundeswehr Hospital in Wandsbek and…

CAA warn of Jamming Activity

Jamming trial to effect electronic situational awareness devices and UAS system 40,000 FT AMSL Jamming activity will take place 10 – 21 February 2020, 0800 and 1800 GMT, near RAF Spadeadam and surrounding areas. This may affect cockpit devices and UAS systems operating on 433MHz, 868MHz (FLARM/PilotAware), and 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz (WiFi) within 30 NM of…