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.

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A Drone Photographer’s View Of Risk

It got me thinking: there are over 200,000 private pilots in the U.S. alone, mostly flying small, single-engine planes. Me: "Hi, I'm a photographer out at Wendy Park; I'd like to fly...
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Karma – It’s Not A Drone

"From ordinary to extraordinary, GoPro." Said CEO Nick Woodman from the stage of the long-awaited Karma launch event in Squaw Valley CA. In an incredibly tight 30 minutes, Nick Woodman introduced two cameras,...

Us vs Them – Right to Know vs Right to Privacy

Shortly after Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu in the South Pacific in March 2015, humanitarian first responders and journalists began flying drones over the affected area to document the devastation. Many in...
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Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report And Drones

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends is one of the most eagerly awaited presentations of the year. The headline for 2016 is that Internet growth is slowing - 3 billion people are now online -...

The Rush To Drone Registry Will Be Ineffective and Unenforceable

Americans should be skeptical. The problem of drone close encounters did not arise overnight. Airline pilots have reported drone-related incidents for years, and the FAA have had ample opportunity to develop a comprehensive, well thought...
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Patrick Egan’s Call To Action @ sUSB

NOTE Keynote starts at 04:25 You've got to love the gruff, gravelly tone of one of the industry's fiercest advocates and leading critics. Not to suggest that Patrick (aka @dronedealer) is old, but...

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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