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October, 2017

  • 8 October

    Serious collision with US Helicopter

      The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the Sept. 21 collision of a civilian drone and a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter east of Staten Island, New York, as concerns mount over the rising number of unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace. The safety board said on Thursday that the …

  • 8 October

    Ever Tried Drone Surfing

    Back in 2016 the team from Freefly started Drone Surfing. And it looks like it could start taking off. Check out the video below to see what it’s all about!! Ok, so the Alta can’t exactly pull a person from a standstill into motion. According to Gizmodo, you can’t just …

September, 2017

  • 24 September

    Lockheed Martin Shoots Drones out of the Sky with Giant Lazer

    Whether your an insurgent or a hobbiest it seems my the days of illegal flying could be coming to a speedy end. Below is a video Published by Lockheed Martin, where they demonstrated the incredible power of their new ATHENA laser weapons system. Lockheed Martin has developed a giant laser …

  • 15 September

    Africa is the Surprising World Leader in Delivery Drones

    Sources – Wired.com, flyzipline.com, cnet.com, bbc.com, mailonline.com   Tech ‘visionaries’ Silicon Valley have been obsessing about the prospect of Drone delivery systems for the past 3 years, yet none have managed to deliver on such promises. Meanwhile, halfway around the globe in an African country barely the size of Maryland, …

  • 8 September

    What’s the Hype with Drones? – 2017

    So Why the Hype? Here at Drone Insider we run one of the biggest Drone Websites in the UK. So you would think we would know what all the hype was about. Even so we got our friends over at Signwithin to help us out. They created this handy info …

  • 6 September

    Drones Help with recovery Effort after Hurricane Harvey

    Drones are beginning to play an integral role in the Recovery efforts for Hurricane Harvey. For drone users, Hurricane Harvey could be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to becoming an integral part of government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts. Direct Recovery Operations In the first six days after the storm …

  • 4 September

    Asian Hornets Attack and Swarm US Fire Drone

    Last Week A Jersey Fire and rescue drone was swarmed by a over 6,000 hornets. The Drone was being used by the Fire service to try and locate the a nest of Asian Hornets. The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), including the subspecies Japanese giant hornet which are colloquially known …

August, 2017

  • 12 August

    UK Drone Users Required to Register – New Regulations 2017

    New regulations by the CAA have been issued tightening up drone restiration proceedures as well as the issuing of more stringent operating regulations. Since the advent of Drones in the UK British fliers have been able to fly a drone freely without first registering them and passing a safety test …

June, 2017

  • 4 June

    Top 7 Best Aerial Video apps for Drone Pilots

    Guest Post from Community Writer Gavin Hobbs When it comes to capturing the most stunning and breathtaking photos and videos, a drone is a photographer’s best friend. Drones can provide great benefits to drone users while also enhancing each shot and video whether by technique or angles and has become …

April, 2017

  • 7 April

    A Journey into the World of Commercial Drone Operations

    Guest Article By Vertigo UK In order to fly commercially or in other words make money from flying you need to obtain permission from the CAA.  In order to obtain permission you need to be qualified by a national qualified entity (NQE). I started my training in January 2017 with …