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$145,000 Bounty Offered by DJI to Identify Flight-Disrupting Drone Pilots

Drone juggernaut DJI recently announced on their website that they’ll be offering a bounty of up to 1 million yuan, or $145,000, for information related to several drone incidents at an airport in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. On April 14, 17, 18, and 21, drones flying near Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport interrupted more than 100 flights, causing them to make unscheduled landings… Read more →

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Next-Level Filmmaking: Inside Casey Neistat’s Mobile Video Project

Casey Neistat—a vlogger and drone aficionado whose celebrity was further enhanced by the HUMAN FLYING DRONE video that swept the internet back in December—recently announced that his next big video project will feature, and be created by, famous YouTube vloggers. And if that’s not enough, it’s going to be made entirely on Samsung smartphones. As Neistat makes clear in the video above,… Read more →

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6 Huge Releases from NAB: New VR and Modular Drones, and A Bevy of High End Cine Tools from DJI

As you know, drone land is the place for whacky and insanely clever inventions—in the last few months we’ve seen light shows at the Super Bowl, taxi drones, and drone cake baking, to name just a few of the more off the wall uses. Last week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference has brought us the next wave in drone tech, and this time the… Read more →


Say What? Local Laws Could Jail You for Federally Approved Drone Flights

A recent study from Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drone reveals numerous instances of conflicting drone legislation between local and federal authorities. Big picture: flying that’s approved by the FAA could still get you in trouble with local authorities, and in some cases even locked up for breaking local laws. The study looked at regulations across the U.S., and found 133 localities… Read more →

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Drone Jobs Galore with DroneBase

Looking for work? DroneBase is hiring. DroneBase recently started working with one of the largest insurance providers in the U.S. to perform rooftop inspections. But they have a problem: they have too much work. That’s right—DroneBase is being flooded with requests for aerial inspections, and they have a huge need for certified drone pilots right now. Are you a certified drone… Read more →


Parkour in Spain—An Interview with Giles Campbell Longley, “Extreme Sports” Winner at NYCDFF 2017

We’ve been interviewing winners from this year’s New York City Drone Film Festival over the last several weeks, and it’s been a pleasure to get so many different perspectives on aerial cinematography, and to get such an array of insights into how these directors work. This week’s interview is with Giles Campbell Longley, a Parkour filmmaker who directed “Cala d’en Serra – Drone Parkour,”… Read more →


An Interview with KopterCam, “ShowReel” Category Winner at the New York City Drone Film Festival

KopterCam, a company of professional aerial cinematographers, blew it out of the water with their showreel at the NYCDFF this year, as you can see for yourself above. As we watched all the reels at the film festival I had a feeling that theirs would win. The work was excellent in every reel, but KopterCam had achieved an extra level of quality in… Read more →

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FAA Establishes No-Drone Zones Over 133 U.S. Military Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137, and may be viewed online via an interactive map here. The Agency is using its existing authority under Title 14 of… Read more →