Category: UAV / UAS Training

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Three Heathrow Flights in Three Days Brush with Drones

UK investigators have disclosed details of three more encounters, within three days, between commercial aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles in London terminal airspace, including two in the highest collision risk category. The UK Airprox Board states that an Airbus A320-family aircraft had been descending on its base leg over central London ahead of an approach […]

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Tech Support Team Working on Solution to Deal with Drone Threats

The threat perception is real. Late in 2015, the Intelligence Bureau issued alerts of drone attacks in Delhi. Last month, Mumbai airport was put on alert after a pilot spotted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also called drone. But agencies in India don’t have a concrete solution. Unlike shooting down an enemy fighter aircraft on […]

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China Reveals World’s Most Powerful Combat Spy Drone

A new Chinese high-tech spy drone has been revealed at a military air show. The plane – codenamed CH-5 – is reportedly being dubbed the “world’s most powerful” unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The plane was unveiled yesterday at the International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China, as the nation further displays its military prowess. […]

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Two Major Drone Announcements by FAA Administrator

Speaking at the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for students to fly unmanned aircraft (PDF) as part of their coursework. Huerta said the […]

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Sanborn Commercial Drone Services in Full Swing

The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) announces that several of its seasoned pilots have completed extensive unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and now are qualified to perform commercial flights with the firm’s UAS. Earlier in 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Sanborn a Section 333 Exemption to commercially operate a UAS. Geospatial and Aerial […]