The North Dakota Department of Transportation announced that it had received a four-year waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly drones over people during safety tests in North Dakota. The drones that will be used during these tests are equipped with the ParaZero SafeAir parachute recovery system.
ParaZero Stories June 26
ParaZero Stories March 13
With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) considering to loosen the regulations for flying drones over people, drone parachutes have become of greater interest to many drone pilots. Recently we wrote about how Indemnis Nexus parachute met the strict safety standards. Today, we have two videos that show the ParaZero SafeAir parachute system tested by Billy Kyle and Ready Set Drone.
ParaZero Stories May 21, 2018
ParaZero just announced a new “SafeAir” parachute system designed for the DJI Mavic Pro and Phantom series. The company already made parachute systems for larger drone models such as the Matrice 600 series but will now be launching similar systems for the smaller DJI drones. One benefit of this latest model is that the parachute is re-packable by the end-user and thus can be re-used. This system does not only work when you encounter a total malfunction of the drone and it comes falling out of the sky but it also when it detects excessive roll angle, in which case it will shut down the propellers before deploying itself.