Archives August 2016


Drone View of the Northern Lights

Icelandic photographer, Oli Haukur, captured gorgeous video of Iceland’s northern lights and to our great delight shared it with the world on his YouTube page. The video showcases the green lights over lighthouses and rocky shorelines. It’s a sight to see! Haukur captured the video using the DJI Matrice 600 drone, a Sony A7sii camera, and a Sigma 20mm …


New Commercial Drone Rules in Effect Today

Today’s the day! After a lengthy wait for drone regulation for commercial use, today the new commercial drone rules finally go into effect and allow for commercial pilots to get licensed without going through a 333 Exemption. Here’s a recap of the rules and how you can get your drone in the sky for commercial …


Unlikely Drone Uses: Drone Pizza Delivery

Sorry Amazon, Domino’s Pizza may be the first company to make commercial drone deliveries – in New Zealand at least. The international pizza company plans to launch a drone pizza delivery service later this year in the country according to Reuters. The company is working with Australian drone company, Flirtey. Fortune reports that the drone company had its …


CNN Launches Drone Program

The Federal Aviation Administration recently made it easier for drones to be used for commercial means and CNN is taking full advantage. The news station announced last week the launch of its new drone program, CNN AIR. Poynter reports that the program includes two full time drone pilots and about a dozen drones. The process to …


DJI Opens Public Drone Arena

On Wednesday in Korea, DJI opened its first drone arena. The arena consists of an adjustable course covered in LED lights. TVs are set up to broadcast the drone’s view from their cameras. The warehouse type facility is open to the public as a place for drone hobbyists to come together and as a practice venue. …


Drone Footage of Louisiana Flooding

Drone footage posted to YouTube shows aerial views of the damaging flooding that took place in Louisiana this weekend. The footage shows homes and cars half submerged in water. Backyards have become pools, with tops of trampolines and blow up swimming pools visible above the murky water. Video shows that a neighborhood can be flooded, ...

Drone Racing Heads to International Championship

Last weekend the sport of drone racing held it’s national championship before the world championship this October. The race was held on Governor’s Island in New York and was broadcast for the first time on ESPN3. The network reports there were 150 participating pilots. The sport is quickly growing and has the potential to grow further …


DJI and SkyPixel Host Aerial Photo Contest

Leading drone manufacturer, DJI, and SkyPixel, an online community where users can share their aerial photos from around the world, have joined together to host the “Elevate Yourself” aerial photo contest. On SkyPixel’s website they write: SkyPixel’s Elevate Yourself contest is designed as a recognition of the intense efforts of our members and will celebrate their …


Crocodile Tries to Eat Drone

  Not helping the stigma that Australia’s wildlife is terrifying, Australian photographer Sean Scott, posted video of a crocodile’s attempt to eat his drone on Instagram this week. The video starts serene, if not a little unsettling as the shadow of the drone is seen in murky water next to a crocodile that blends in …

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