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Apple lobbying efforts on Washington aided by drone expert Lisa Ellman

Longtime aviation expert Lisa Ellman has been tapped by Apple for their aviation-focused lobbying efforts. That’s according to a report from Bloomberg, which stated that Apple retained Ellman — who leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems practice at law firm Hogan Lovells— to conduct the Apple lobbying efforts. According to a December 2019 filing, Ellman has been…
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Denver gets another drone boost as Flyability opens first US office

If you’re looking for a career in drones, Denver may be the spot to relocate. On the heels of news that Pix4D would open an office in downtown Denver, Colorado, yet another drone company is opening there. Flyability opened its first U.S. office this year. And you guessed it — it’s in Denver. Flyability is…
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DroneUp Airspace Planner joins 20 companies with LAANC integration

The DroneUp Airspace Planner is the latest on the Federal Aviation Administration’s list of companies that have LAANC integration. Prior to their recent approval, DroneUp had been providing LAANC request capability through AirMap. LAANC, short for Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, is an initiative from the FAA that allows private companies the ability to…
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DJI covers Shenzhen with disinfectant

Drone giant DJI is stepping in on the fight to control the coronavirus outbreak in China. The Chinese dronemaker this month announced that it would pledge almost $1.5 million in aid to help contain the coronavirus outbreak. But DJI is doing more than just giving out money. It’s putting its drones to work. The dronemaker…
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what to do before flying your drone

So you just got a DJI Mavic Mini?! Congrats! This may be your first foray into drones, in which case welcome! Before you get flying though, here’s your Mavic Mini getting started guide. Whether you want to know how to setup the physical drone, or just have legal questions about licensing, registration or where you…
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DJI Valentine’s 2020 sale includes Tello, Osmo camera lineup

If your loved one hasn’t quite fallen in love with drones yet, here’s your hook. DJI Valentine’s 2020 sale is made up primarily of its Osmo products, leaving an opportunity for you to grab a gift for your loved one who might not yet have been bitten by the drone bug. The Osmo takes that…
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here’s what people are saying

The Federal Aviation Administration gave the drone industry a Christmas gift of sorts at the end of 2019, by releasing its proposal for Remote ID. Remote ID is a kind of electronic license plate system for drones, where drones would have to transmit their identifying information either over the internet or via broadcast. The news…
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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream gets in on drone delivery craze

Drones have delivered Domino’s pizzas. They’ve carried Chipotle burritos. And now, they’re bringing Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Unilever, a British-Dutch consumer goods giant, which owns ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s, is getting in on the drone delivery craze. A drone from Terra Drone sits atop some Half Baked ice cream from Ben &…
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2020 African Drone Forum kicks off in Rwanda with World Bank support

All of the drone industry’s eyes are on Rwanda this week — or at least the skies above it. The 2020 African Drone Forum kicks off today in Kigali, Rwanda as a multi-day long drone event put on by the Government of Rwanda in partnership with the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. The…
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The best Part 107 online test prep courses of 2020

If you’re already interested in drones as a hobby, then why not make money off them? If you want to take your drone passion to the next level, then take the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which will enable you to fly drones commercially under what’s called Part 107 (hence, you’ll commonly hear people…
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