Op-Ed

This section contains opinions and editorials from around the world about the state of the industry, where it’s going and what it might mean. Christopher Korody posts his weekly newsletter under the sub-category Dronin’ On. Guests posts are under that menu and are also tagged.

The Yakuza Drone Wars

A pretty hysterical 4-panel cartoon From imgur.com

Who Owns Our Commons Air?

“You own what?”  “The air, mate. We own the air.” Who owns the air above our cities? The public and the media are in danger of losing access to a valuable common resource,...

Remove The TFR Over Standing Rock

In essence, a "giant tarp" has been laid over Standing Rock, allowing law enforcement to act with impunity and without any witnesses. The FAA has imposed a 4-nautical mile Temporary Flight...
Privacy concerns in Pew research

Privacy Concerns Likely To Impact UAV Acceptance

Experts believe that privacy protection will likely become a luxury good. After the June 2013 leaks by government contractor Edward Snowden about National Security Agency surveillance of Americans’ online and phone communications,...

7 Predictions About The Impact Of Part 107

Everyone in the UAV community has the same question. When will the FAA finalize and implement its proposed Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) rule, Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations? As...

Analysis of the Overhyped Global Commercial UAS Market | Frost & Sullivan

Globally, the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) ecosystem is growing rapidly, and a euphoric attitude that UAS utilization can make almost any aerial data collection faster, cheaper, and more efficient pervades...