Start of hurricane season highlights need for careful prep by drone pilots

The start of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, June 1, coincides with a drone-friendly policy shift at the FAA. However, before railroads, insurers, power companies, and other operators of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) show up in disaster zones with drones in tow, they should complete a checklist of bureaucratic and practical preparations, according to veteran […]

Drones help speed Florida’s hurricane recovery

After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida in early September 2017, unmanned aircraft — commonly referred to as drones — have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts in the battered Sunshine State. When Irma’s winds and floodwaters damaged homes, businesses, roads and industries, a wide variety of agencies sought FAA authorization […]