Commercial Drone Alliance uses old-school lobbying in next-generation AAM sector

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Rebounding off its participation in the August 3 White House summit on advanced air mobility (AAM), sector lobbying organization Commercial Drone Alliance has gone on the offensive with praise of the Biden administration’s initiative in support of next-generation aerial activities, but with criticism of regulatory constrictions it says stifles increased UAV services in the US.

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Drones lead Hawaii’s coconut rhinoceros beetle battle

Hawaii may seem like a tropical paradise to many, but its climate and location make it vulnerable to some rapidly growing and destructive invasive pests – a reality officials are now dealing with by deploying drones to battle a species of rhinoceros beetle ravaging the archipelago’s iconic coconut trees.

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Immersive Burning Man drone show planned – funding permitting

A group of cutting-edge drone show developers are seeking to raise funds to stage an immersive aerial performance that would place participants at this year’s Burning Man event in the heart of the choreography. But with time running out and just 5% of the total online target pledged, the effort still needs help getting off the ground.

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DJI offering Airworks 2022 tickets at $100 off until August 8

Leading global drone manufacturer DJI is readying itself for its resumed in-person annual AirWorks conference in October by offering early bird tickets at a $100 discount on purchases before August 8.

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Ukraine forces strike Russian target with FPV kamikaze drone

Video footage has appeared online of what is described as a Ukraine military unit using what appears to be a racing drone to stage a pinpoint FPV kamikaze strike into a house used by invading Russian soldiers.

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DroneAnalyst rolls out data survey for 2022 annual drone sector report

Hang on to that new aerial video, and pause that insightful piloting advice destined for a social media post just long enough to make your UAV activities known in an even more substantial way. All that’s required is to make your voice heard in this year’s DroneAnalyst’s survey  – the data source for what many in the industry consider the most detailed, reliable, and insightful annual report on global drone activity.

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