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“Not Like This” – DJI’s Critical Response to FAA’s Remote ID Proposal

In an article published by DJI today, the manufacturer’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman, has come out strongly against the FAA’s NPRM on Remote ID, calling it “deeply flawed” and “a complex, expensive, and intrusive system that would make it harder to use drones in America.” That description is particularly significant given…
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Drone Video: Seven Swans a Swimming

By Bill Golladay – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 Next in our series of 12 days of Christmas we have “Seven Swans a Swimming“. On this one we really were able to hit the mark but you decide. See more at Airvuz. Did you know that Swans were most closely related to geese and ducks? …
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Drones and Urban Air Mobility: Porsche Teams up with Boeing to Explore a Flying Car

In a continuing exploration of the concept of a flying car,  Boeing has signed a letter of agreement to explore joint relationships with luxury car manufacturer Porsche.  Here is a concept video published by World News that shows some idea of what that might ultimately look like. Flying cars – or drone taxis- aren’t brand…
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AirVuz Video of the Week: Holiday Lights from Rice Park, St. Paul

Everyone loves holiday lights.   Here is great example, filmed by katie.j11 and posted at our friends at Airvuz.com, the largest collection of drone videos on the web.   Rice Park is a public park in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.  It features a fountain, a bandstand, sculptures of characters from the Peanuts cartoons and an…
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AlphaPilot Challenge: Winning Team’s AI is Slower than DRL Pilot… For Now

The wider aim of the four-event series was to advance the development and testing of fully autonomous drone technologies with real-world applications in mind, including disaster relief, search and rescue and space exploration. DRL’s RacerAI drone races autonomously during AIRR Championship. In total, nine teams from around the world took part. Each as tasked with…
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Helios Visions Releases Drone Guide Covering The Chicago Way

Drone aerial imaging over Chicago. Courtesy of Helios Visions Hey, Chicagoland – ready to learn about drones? Check out the newly released Guide to Flying Drones in Chicago – courtesy of hometown UAV firm Helios Visions. Authored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor Ryan Gibson, the complimentary web guide informs both experienced and novice drone users…
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What Not to Do: Thanksgiving Dinner With a Drone – and Other Questionable Cooking Advice

IntelligentUAS Some things are holiday classics,  two things that come to mind in my household for Thanksgiving are the song Alice’s Restaurant first published by Arlo Guthrie in 1967 and the cooking the Thanksgiving Dinner with a Drone video.    First published by us several years ago,  here it is again. It’s that time of…
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Interview: Skydio CEO Adam Bry on Autonomy, Scaling Up & Taking on DJI

Last month, California startup Skydio launched a new drone for the consumer market: Skydio 2. Then came a docking station that looks set to propel the same aircraft onto worksites around the country. The first impression is that Skydio 2 is a drone that could provide serious competition to DJI‘s market dominance. It’s lighter, smarter,…
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DJI’s New Mavic Mini is So Small You Don’t Have to Register It

DJI’s latest drone has arrived. As we revealed earlier this week, it’s called the Mavic Mini. As the name suggests, the Mavic Mini is tiny. It weighs just 249 grams and has very deliberately been designed to squeeze under the registration weight threshold put in place by aviation bodies around the world, including the FAA.…
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Fly As You Are: New Drone From DJI to Launch on October 30

In a matter of days, the wait for a new consumer drone from DJI will be over. The ‘Fly As You Are’ event is set to take place on October 30. And it’s been a long time coming. The Chinese manufacturer and industry leader hasn’t launched a mass-market drone since the Mavic 2 and Mavic…
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