Sept. 25, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.
Sept. 3, 2014, Victoria, B.C. - Unmanned air vehicles, popularly called drones, are everywhere — or soon will be. They are remote-control aircraft ranging from $17-million Reapers, used by the U.S. in military attacks, to $150 toys launched by hand in back yards. Already used for a variety of purposes, they are proliferating as technological advances make them more affordable and capable, raising concerns for safety and privacy.
Aug. 25, 2014, Ottawa - When hobbyists send their tiny, camera-equipped drones up to capture pictures of a beautiful sunset, the results can be stunning.
Aug. 20, 2014, Vancouver - Vancouver drone operators who use the flying machines to spy on people could face criminal charges of voyeurism or harassment, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
Aug. 18, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Amazon is going on the offensive as it seeks U.S. federal approval to test its planned Prime Air drone-delivery system.
Aug. 11, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The FAA announced last week that the drone test site in Rome, N.Y. has started operations – the fifth of the six test sites to do so.
July 30, 2014, Stanford, Ca. - Tiny, high-end military drones are catching up with one of nature’s great engineering masterpieces.
If W.O. Mitchell were still alive today, I could tell him that I had seen the wind. Oh yes indeed, for I was at the Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAV Competition May 2-4 at Southport, Man.
July 14, 2014, New York, N.Y. - Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
July 9, 2014, Vancouver - RCMP and Transport Canada are conducting a joint investigation into a near-miss between a drone and an aircraft taking off from Vancouver airport earlier this week.
June 11, 2014, Vancouver - A drone crash in downtown Vancouver last month has triggered a review by the city on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the film industry.
June 11, 2014, Moultrie, Ga. - Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists on the other side of the globe, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields.
May 8, 2014, Orlando, Fla. - Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has announced that Yamaha’s newly-developed remotely piloted helicopter, the FAZER, will be shown for the first time in the U.S. at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014 (Booth 1709) May 12-15 in Orlando, Fla.
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