Category: Drones

GoPro to end Karma drone product #GoPro #Drone #Drones

GroPro says that regulations in the U.S. and Europe are “hostile” to the drone business, without offering an  explanation. GoPro is getting out of the drone business. Here is a survey of regulations in Europe, including Russia range from hostile to drone usage to straight forward, depending on the country. Some countries require a commercial license if the drone takes any pictures at all, for example, and Sweden bans all photography...

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Leaked FAA Document hints at limited drone regulations

Leaked FAA Document Provides Glimpse Into Drone Regulations – Forbes. Some restrictions, and operators would need to pass an FAA written exam only, to obtain unmanned aerial systems certification and to operate UAS craft pursuant to a new Part 107 of the FAA regulations. The written test would be based on the content of the Airman’s Information Manual (AIM) plus additional content regarding UAS.  Currently certified pilots of manned aircraft would...

42% of Americans now “oppose private ownership of drones”

But favor the government using them exclusively: Americans OK with police drones – private ownership, not so much: Poll | Reuters. Wow. This survey demonstrates the remarkable effectiveness of propaganda in warping people’s minds, with one poll respondent saying radio controlled model aircraft are as dangerous as guns and illegal drugs.

China tests package delivery via drones

While U.S. companies remain grounded by the FAA, a China-based company tests package delivery via small drones in China! (Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is making its first trial drone deliveries in China, as e-commerce rival Inc. struggles to start a similar program in the U.S. via Alibaba Drones Fly Over Beijing While Amazon Pleads for U.S. Tests – Bloomberg Business.