Nature can often present us with some rather wonderful and rare sights. Sights such as spinning ice circles in slow-moving rivers. One particularly giant and impressive example popped up in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine recently.
If you’re a drone pilot, you know that FAA doesn’t allow flying drones above crowds or at night, unless you have a special waiver. But a new proposed could make it possible to fly drones at night and over crowds in the USA without the need for the waiver.
In most cases, commercial and personal drones aren’t allowed to fly over crowds of people for safety reasons. You never know when a drone might crash and hurt someone, so it sounds reasonable. However, Indemnis’ drone parachute lets you legally fly drones over small groups of people. It’s the first time a drone parachute receives certification that allows drone operators to fly over crowds.
South Korean electronic giants Samsung may be entering into the drone market, according to a patent published by the US Patents & Trademark Office. According to GizmoChina, though, it’s not just any drone. It’s a “transformable drone”. Exactly how that’s different from a “folding drone”, I’m not so sure, but that’s what GizmoChina call it.
Less than a week ago, we posted about a possible drone collision with an incoming flight at an airport in Mexico. Now, we read about confirmed idiot sightings at Gatwick Airport in London, England. According to the BBC, at least two drones were spotted flying near the airport, which prompted them to ground all flights and shut the place down.
This shutdown has stranded around 10,000 passengers, with a further 6,000 diverted, and 4,000 on planes that didn’t take off, says Mail Online. Many were forced to sleep on the planes in which they were trapped. Up to 100,000 people are facing disruption today.
Although DJI might be pushing the new Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones, the original DJI Mavic Pro is still a very competent drone, and still very popular. Many have stuck with the Mavic Pro despite the newer releases, and many are still looking to buy one, hoping to catch those deals.
Well, here’s a deal for you. B&H has the DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo on sale today for only $869. That’s $430 off the regular $1,299 price.
We’ve recently seen a video that shows what happens when a drone hits an airplane wing (and DJI called it agenda-driven). But what happens when a drone meets a helicopter? Well, at a surfing event in Hawaii, a helicopter was called to the rescue to knock the drone out of the sky. And it was a piece of cake!