Author: Jason Reagan

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UPS Drone Delivers First-ever Prescriptions to Customers’ Homes

Source: UPS UPS and CVS have delivered drone history that could literally be just what the doctor ordered. The carrier giant’s aerial subsidiary UPS Flight Forward partnered with drug-store chain CVS to complete the first-ever American commercial drone delivery of a prescription to a customer’s home – a mission both companies say will be the…
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Drone Video: Skypixel Announces Short Film Winners

For three talented drone photographers, Halloween proved to be a real treat after their tricked-out videos won the 2019 Skypixel Short Film Contest on Friday. Sponsored by DJI and Skypixel, the sixth annual contest paid out nearly $50,000 worth of drone photography equipment. Skypixel is DJI’s social-media/sharing platform for aerial photographers, videographers and enthusiasts and…
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4 Drones Your Kids Will Love

As the holiday season rolls around – yes, Virginia, the decorations are up – drones are expected to fly off the shelf as kids around the world rev up their wish lists. Toy/model drones are perfect for wee beginners; most are inexpensive ($29 to $100) and are built to be durable while offering easy-to-use-controls and…
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Drone Run Makes Training Fun

When I would misbehave, my daddy used to tell me to “straighten up and fly right!” He would have loved Drone Run. As a beginner, learning to launch and navigate your new drone can be a frustrating task – not to mention flying according to your nation’s aerial rules. But British brothers Alex and Toby…
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Russian Startup Crowdfunds Drones-for-Schools Project

Image courtesy of COEX A Russian startup is hoping a $30,00 crowdfunding campaign will advance drone education in the classroom. Copter Express Technologies (COEX) recently created an Indiegogo campaign dubbed the COEX Clover Educational Drone Kit. The programmable quadcopter kit teaches students how to assemble drones from scratch using open-source software and basic components. Company…
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Building a New Elevation of Drone Biz in the Mountains, Part 2

The following feature is Part 2 in a two-part series telling the unique story of Jordan Nelson – a Millennial-aged entrepreneur whose success story is rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains region. A version of this article first appeared in High Country Magazine. Part 1 appears here. From Hobbyist to Entrepreneur Six years ago, the…
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Building a New Elevation of Drone Biz in the Mountains, Part 1

Drone entrepreneur Jordan Nelson captures aerial video for demolition clients for projects like the Georgia Dome implosion. Courtesy of nelsonaerials.com. The following feature is Part 1 in a two-part series telling the unique story of Jordan Nelson – a Millennial-aged entrepreneur whose success story is rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains region. A version of…
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Terra Drone Tests Urban Patrol Aircraft Over Tokyo Business District

Tokyo residents may someday see regular drone patrols over urban skies thanks to a recent pilot program by Japanese drone provider Terra Drone. On Thursday, the company showcased a test mission for real estate giant Mitsubishi Estate. The flight demonstrated surveillance and logistics capabilities while flying over a busy, dense cityscape. Patrolling autonomously over Tokyo’s largest…
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French Drone Firm Scores Major Military Contract

Courtesy of Novadem French drone company Novadem announced delivery this week of its latest model of micro-drone as the centerpiece of a $2.2 million contract with French armed forces. The Ministère des Armées purchased 55 micro-drones from Novadem’s NX70 model line to provide security surveillance and reconnaissance over 24-hour periods. “For several years, we have…
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Move Over, Maverick and Goose: ROBOpilot Drone Is The Next Top Gun

Tom Cruise will be flying high (again) in Top Gun 2 come summer 2020. Could Top Gun 3 be far behind? There are no plans yet, but don’t be surprised if the next Maverick or Goose is a drone robot. This past month, the Air Force Research Laboratory and DZYNE Technologies successfully tested the Robotic…
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