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.

Peter van Blyenburgh On The Future Of UAS Regulations

The real profit lies not in the application of the aircraft but rather in the data collection, processing and analysis... Q Your main concern over the past decade has been the international co-creation...

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...

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,...

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...
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,...

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...

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The Colin Snow 2016 Forecast Trifecta

Colin Snow has been tracking the UAV market since 2012. This article combines an article and two interviews in which he reviews 2016 and...
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Karma – It’s Not A Drone