Somebody needs to write a song about seeing the world at night from a drone’s perspective. You haven’t really seen your favourite city until you’ve seen it all lit up at after sunset.
It was bound to happen. For only £800 000 anybody can now buy some kit that can detect a drone from 5 miles away and then disrupt the drone to the point of a crash should they choose to do so. Ouch! Read more to hear more about the new anti drone technology.
The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is starting to take seriously the business of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (American English for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - UAVs - or drones).
The tail end of 2015 will see thousands of new recreational drones being unwrapped in front of the Christmas tree, mostly tiny but some larger, and a lot of them will carry cameras. Expect the skies to be thick with the little creatures on Boxing Day as users start to master their radio controllers, and expect many tears to be shed as their craft crash into trees, smash into overhead cables, or fly off out of control towards the local fishing pond. Hopefully no dog walkers will be injured.
Pre-flight assessments are not just a CAA regulation, they are important, we illustrate this in our recent drone filming of the world famous architecture of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Read more to hear what was involved.