About the Author

Scott Simmie

Scott Simmie is a career multi-platform journalist now specializing in drones and other technology content creation.

He’s worked at senior levels for CBC National News and the Toronto Star, reporting from such locations as China, Russia, Thailand, Ethiopia and more. While at The Star, he covered the X Prize in Mojave – the competition that led to Virgin Galactic and sparked space tourism. He has reported from multiple conflict zones, as an EMMY Nominee, and is the co-author of three best-selling, non-fiction books.

Scott has been working in the world of drones since late 2014. His clients have included DJI.

Follow Scott on Twitter @scottsimmie

Scott Simmie's Favorite Gear

Yesterday

Well, the waiting is nearly over. On April 15 at 9 a.m. EDT, the Air 2S will be released. And we’ll be chatting about the new product live from 9:45-10:30 a.m. EDT tomorrow.

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A new video showcasing video shots by the new Air 2S has leaked, one day prior to the official release. Let’s take a look.

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Parrot, the French drone manufacturer, has partnered with Israel’s High Lander, a company known for its exceedingly smart drone fleet automation software.

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April 13

Okay, we’re heading toward the finish line, folks. DJI’s Air 2S, at $999 solo and $1,299 for the Fly More Combo will be released Thursday at 9 a.m. ET. And – trust us on this – it’s going to offer some big leaps over the Mavic Air 2.

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April 12

If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait… there’s an DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo up for grabs on eBay. It comes with everything, including a couple of caveats we’ll throw in for free.

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Some significant news from DJI, but it involves cars instead of drones. The company is working on supplying sensors – and perhaps much more – for autonomous vehicles. If you step back and shake your head for a second, this actually makes a lot of…sense.

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A Baltic drone manufacturer says its unique design gives it some key advantages over other drones in its class: The ability to fly further, while carrying more weight.

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We’d been waiting for confirmation… and now we have it.

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The first unboxing video of the DJI Air 2S is up. And it confirms what we’ve reported previously, and adds some nitty-gritty to the specifications. Let’s get into it.

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We see so many drone videos that it takes a lot to surprise us. This one? Well, it surprised us. And it will surprise you, too.

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April 11

According to well-known (and trusted) leaker @OsitaLV, we have more info to report on DJI’s Air 2S. The machine will shoot 5.4K resolution with its 1-inch CMOS sensor.

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April 10

Well, with the launch of DJI’s latest drone apparently coming April 15, this shouldn’t be surprising. But it certainly is worth looking at: The drone in retail packaging. Oh, and if you happen to live near Hickory, North Carolina, you might want to hop in your car and check it out.

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April 9

Man, DJI is one busy place. New FCC filings have surfaced today, indicating some more Enterprise products are en route.

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April 8

A Canadian firm that’s been working on solutions to an industry-wide problem – noise – has just won a startup competition. And the prize is worth $25,000.

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We’ve played around with DJI’s Motion Controller, an option for its recent FPV Drone combo. We quite like it, and one of our good drone pals absolutely loves it. But as with anything from the world of drones, be cautious.

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The DJI Air 2S, a drone that promises to be a significant upgrade from the Mavic Air 2, is coming soon. Multiple reports indicate a release date of April 15, and news today makes this appear further likely.

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April 7

Another day, another leak. This time, it’s about the Mavic 3.

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April 6

Recently, we told you the story of the Mavic 2 Pro that somehow managed to limp back to the pilot after being partially melted, sizzled, and scorched while flying close to the mouth of the erupting volcano in Iceland. That drone was one of three being piloted over several days by Swiss aerial cinematographer and landscape photographer Stefan Forster.

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April 5

Take a moment and grab a cup of coffee or whatever you like to drink. Find yourself a comfortable spot to sit. We’re going to take you on a tour, with some of the best drone video production we have ever seen.

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