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Dronecode – Common, shared open-source platform for UAVs

Craig Elder has joined the Linux Foundation as the Community Manager for Dronecode after years in various roles in the industry.  He will be speaking at the upcoming InterDrone conference about Dronecode so we wanted to reach out and ask him a few questions ahead of the event.

Jun 22, 2015 10:32:56 AM

Topics: Interviews

Drone safety – Critical for the growth of the industry

Todd Van Epps will be teaching a class on Safe and Efficient UAV Operations at the upcoming InterDrone Conference in September.  Todd teaches flight instruction to new aircraft operators as well as creates custom helicopter builds for unique applications. He has developed UAVs for the agriculture industry, public safety and resource protection. He has flown for a variety of events, individuals and governmental agencies over the years, and instructs at an accredited university teaching students the basic applications and safety of UAV technology.  Todd knows drone safety.

Jun 8, 2015 8:45:57 AM

Topics: Drone Development

UTM NASA’s low-altitude air traffic management research for UAS

Parimal Kopardekar will be a panelist at the upcoming InterDrone Conference in September speaking about how to successfully integrate drones into the NAS (national airspace).  His work at NASA on UTM (the NASA’s low-altitude air traffic management research for unmanned aerial systems) is going to be a critical component to this effort, so we reached out to our friends at NASA to ask a few questions and learn more.  What follows is our interview with a NASA Spokesperson about this work.

Jun 4, 2015 10:15:58 AM

Topics: Control Systems

A Brief Talk About Drone Policy with DJI’s US Policy Leader

Jon Resnick leads DJI’s drone policy efforts in Washington DC. Prior to joining DJI, he was a senior television planning editor with the Associated Press, leading news planning for AP’s national elections coverage. Jon spearheaded AP’s program to incorporate drones into professional news-gathering operations. He also played a leadership role in the News Media Coalition which is now conducting formal testing at an FAA sanctioned site.

May 29, 2015 12:42:04 PM

Topics: Regulation

Gender equality is a struggle in many fields and the drone market too

Sally French, well known for her popular Drone Girl website, will be a panelist at the upcoming InterDrone Conference in September.  The topic?  Women in the drone industry.  Gender equality is an important topic for all of us.  As the father of two daughters I am passionate about ensuring a bright future for them and ensuring that the world sees them as individuals is a key to that.

May 26, 2015 8:57:00 AM

Topics: Drone Development, Women in Drones