A few years ago, a regular stream of Amazon Prime patents and test flight clips from burgeoning aerial taxi services were enough to grab headlines on a weekly basis. Prototypes and concept designs were in no short supply, the only question was when. When would these futuristic ideas move past the promotional bluster and become […]
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 […]
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 […]
Building a New Elevation of Drone Biz in the Mountains, Part 1
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 this article first appeared in High Country Magazine. Most residents of the western North Carolina mountains know Jordan Nelson. They […]
5 Destinations Every Drone Pilot Should Visit
In case you didn’t know already, the latest drones put some pretty extraordinary photography capabilities in the palm of your hands. Whether you’re a keen photographer already or a complete newcomer behind the camera, the possibilities once you take to the skies are astounding. With drones from DJI, you can now capture professional-grade footage with […]
Defining Drones: What is a Drone?
‘Drone’ has become a common term used to describe a new technology that’s making an impact in all sorts of industries. But what does drone actually mean? Is it possible to define ‘drone’ when so many parties have their own acronyms and intended meanings? In 2010, Parrot unveiled the AR.Drone, kickstarting what we now know […]
What Can We Read into DJI’s Drone Racing Ambitions?
This week the drone industry’s leading manufacturer, DJI, launched an FPV kit for drone racing enthusiasts. One thing to point out first of all is that the kit doesn’t actually include a drone, which may come as a surprise to many. Instead, DJI is essentially making its low latency transmission and camera technology available to […]
Where to Exhibit Your Best Drone Shots
We explore the best platforms for publishing your best drone photos and videos.
How Drone Manufacturers Are Making Flights Safer
This week DJI announced that starting in January 2020, all of the company’s new drones weighing over 250 grams will come with AirSense – a tool enabled by an ADS-B receiver – as standard. In practice, that means that DJI pilots will be alerted to nearby manned aircraft, well ahead of time and long before […]
4 Misconceptions About Drone Technology
From the outside, the world of flying robots can seem complex, daunting and, in some cases, totally unnecessary. But there’s more to this business than meets the eye, particularly if you’ve only previously come across drones because media outlets are blaming them for airport disruption. Read on for our top four misconceptions about drone technology. […]