International Drone Expo Is Just A Few Weeks Away!

IDE is less than 2 weeks away!  They are offering 30% off Conference registration with the code (IDE30).  This promotion ends December 5th.

IDE features a great lineup of speakers from the global commercial drone community. Be sure to check out the agenda at

For more information and to register, visit

Drone Fair to take off in the Greater Toronto Area

OSHAWA, Ont.— Drone races, hands-on workshops and conversations with drone experts and vendors— all are coming to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) gymnasiums on November 26 and 27.
Drone Fair Ontario—in partnership with the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at UOIT — brings together innovators and professional pilots for a two-day exhibition celebrating drone technology.
The theme of Drone Fair is Know before you fly, a message supported by Transport Canada, the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada and Unmanned Systems Canada.

More than 3,500 Commercial Drone Professionals from 54 countries Showcase UAV Market Growth at InterDrone 2016

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 19, 2016 BZ Media LLC announced today that InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Sept 7-9 drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day.

InterDrone After-Hours Sessions Added to Largest Commercial UAV Show

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 15, 2016 BZ Media LLC today announced the addition of four special sessions happening “after hours” at InterDrone, The International Drone Conference & Exposition running September 7-9 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The InterDrone After-Hours sessions run concurrently from 7:30-9:00 on Wednesday September 7 following the InterDrone Film Festival and they are open to full conference All-Access attendees. The four sessions are:
DJI Drones-of-a-Feather – A panel and interactive question and answer session with DJI Director of Education Romeo Durscher and other members of the DJI team for flyers of Phantoms, Inspires, S-900’s and S-1000’s and the new Matrice 600 drones.

160 Commercial Drone Companies to Showcase Latest UAV Technology at InterDrone

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 1, 2016 — BZ Media LLC today unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More than 130 exhibitors have already signed up and another 30 are expected before the show opens its doors September 7-9 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The exhibition will be paired with more than 120 sessions on all aspects of UAV design, piloting, regulations, and business management.

BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release “The Truth About Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection”

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 5, 2016 BZ Media LLC announced today the second in its series of critical examinations of the hype and reality behind certain vertical commercial drone markets, “The Truth About Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.
The white paper can be accessed here:

Drones and Cars - A Possible Pairing

Drones and cars an unlikely match? Think again. Ford's been testing it with the F-150 pickup. BMW (actually, aftermarket tuner Rinspeed) wants to do it with the i8.

In the case of the  F-150 pickup, a likely scenario would be one where F-150s are used by emergency aid workers in low-accessibility disaster areas, and further surveillance of inaccessible regions is required. A drone could be launched from the back of the pickup to map and survey the surrounding area.

Second Women in Drones Event Planned for InterDrone

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 9, 2016 BZ Media LLC announced today the second Women in Drones Luncheon, a special networking event at InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition being held September 7-9 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Gretchen West, a Senior Advisor at Hogan Lovells US LLP and former executive at Drone Deploy and AUVSI, will moderate the panel discussion.

Drones Deployed to Help in Fight Against Alberta Wildfire

image source: Reuters

Release the drones! After a raging wildfire has displaced over 88,000 residents from Fort McMurray, Alberta, firefighters have been struggling to control the blaze. The fires have devastated the town, and this is expected to be the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. Local authorities and firefighters are now enlisting the help of drones to pinpoint the cause of the blaze and provide insight on how they can more effectively fight it.

excerpt from Business Insider:

Drone Marriage Proposal Service Takes The Stress Out of Popping The Question

It's an age old ritual - working up to the point where you've finally decided to ask the love of your life to marry you can be joyous, nerve-wracking and stressful for some.

UK Drone retailer DronesDirect wants to help alleviate some of that anxiety by offering what I like to call DWPaaS (Drone Wedding Proposal as a Service).

You're kidding, right? Believe me, I kid you not. 

DronesDirect says: