Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month – gpgmail

A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is in protest at the government’s decision to green-light a third runway at Heathrow. They plan to […]

FAA: Weaponized Drones Are Illegal

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The cost of consumer drones has come down considerably in the past few years, and some owners have fancied the idea of outfitting their unmanned vehicles with weapons. Some recent videos have surfaced showing people doing just that. Well, the […]

FAA threatens $25,000 fine for weaponizing drones – gpgmail

It’s perfectly natural for a red-blooded American to, once they have procured their first real drone, experiment with attaching a flame thrower to it. But it turns out that this harmless hobby is frowned upon by the biggest buzzkills in the world… the feds. Yes, the FAA has gone and published a notice that drones […]

Drone crash near kids leads Swiss Post and Matternet to suspend autonomous deliveries – gpgmail

A serious crash by a delivery drone in Switzerland have grounded the fleet and put a partnership on ice. Within a stone’s throw of a school, the incident raised grim possibilities for the possibilities of catastrophic failure of payload-bearing autonomous aerial vehicles. The drones were operated by Matternet as part of a partnership with the […]

DIY Top Gun: Add an FT Aviator to Your Drone Flying Toolkit

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Unless you’re a veteran gamer or RC airplane pilot, controlling a drone using two joysticks probably doesn’t come naturally. Startup Fluidity is trying to address that issue with a purpose-built joystick for drone pilots. In design, it is fairly similar […]

FAA Allows Hobbyist Drone Pilots to Get Automated Airspace Approvals

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Hobbyist drone flyers must abide by a large and sometimes confusing set of rules about where they can and can’t fly. Applications like Airmap and Kittyhawk have become indispensable tools for planning legal flight paths. However, flying near airports and […]