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Drone News Roundup: Introducing the New Skydio X2, the Colorado Drone Swarm Mystery, and Lots More!

BY Tres Crow
17 July 2020

There have been so many new drone releases in the last few months that it can be hard to keep up with them all. That’s why we’ve pulled a few of them together in this week’s roundup, including video reviews of the DJI Mavic Air 2 and the new Skydio X2. We also take a look at the Colorado Drone Swam Mystery, go on an aerial tour of Louisiana, and offer up some links to a bunch of drone pilot jobs.

Let’s get to the links!


Our Video Review of the Mavic Air 2

14-Min Review of the DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone


It’s been a couple of months since DJI dropped the Mavic Air 2, and we finally got our hands on the thing. Our CEO, Alan Perlman took to YouTube to take a deep dive into what makes the drone so special, how it handles, what it’s good for, and pluses and minuses when comparing it to other options on the market, like the Mavic 2 Pro.



Skydio X2 Hits the Skies

Skydio X2

Image credit Skydio

Skydio just launched the new X2, a commercial drone with a FLIR thermal camera, a 360-degree camera, a flight time of 35 minutes, a folding design, 3D Scanner and a 100X zoom! With so many features, this drone is sure to make a dent in the rapidly growing industrial drone sector.



Tour Famous Film Locations in Louisiana From the Skies

Famous Movie Locations in New Orleans, Louisiana (Aerial Tour)

For fans of beautiful drone footage, the good folks over at Airworthy Tours posted a video showing off a bunch of famous Louisiana film locations from the air. There’s nothing really groundbreaking here, but it’s a fun way to spend 10 minutes of your weekend traveling the blue skies of the Creole State.



Soooooo Many Drone Pilot Jobs


Image credit DJI

The economy may be going sideways right now, but there is one sector that is still booming…the drone industry! Just in the last week we’ve caught wind from multiple drone networks that they’re in desperate need of drone pilots all over the world. So, if you’re looking for work, check out these companies:

Loveland Innovations
Drone Base


The Drive Gets to the Bottom of Colorado “Drone Swarm” Mystery

Colorado Drone Swarm Incident

Image credit The Drive

For several weeks between December 2019 and January 2020, hundreds of Coloradans, Kansans, and Nebraskans reported seeing swarms of drones flying over the rural parts of those states. For months, the phenomenon has remained a mystery, but the blog The Drive has obtained FAA records and done a little investigative work to try to get to the bottom of the story. It’s a fun read for those who like a little mystery in their drone stories.



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