A Message About Drone Safety from Jeff & Bubba J

Jeff Dunham & Bubba J have a message for you about Drone Safety

Academy of Model Aeronautics members astronaut Hoot Gibson, comedian Jeff Dunham and airline captain Brad Lang explain the rules for flying drones safely.

For more information on drone safety regulations in the US, visit www.knowbeforeyoufly.org

NOAA collecting hurricane data with drones

NOAA is using drones to improve hurricane forecasts

From digitatrends: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/noaas-eye-inspecting-hurricane-hunter-drone-set-improve-intensity-forecasts/#ixzz3xISYasf8 

Hurricane Hunters are aircraft that fly into the worst weather imaginable: the turbulent skies of tropical storms and hurricanes. The data they collect is invaluable, and helps forecasters understand the strength of these massive weather events from tens of thousands of feet in the air. To get a better idea of what’s happening at the surface, they rely on dropping packages of sensors, called dropsondes.

Drone Wars, brought to you by Transport Canada

Drone Wars

For the first blog post of 2016, I'd like to kick off with a video that Transport Canada posted to its website a few weeks ago.

From Transport Canada: "In a time of new discoveries, the skies are filled with drones. One department will step up and try to restore order across the galaxy."

In Canada, Transport Canada is the government body responsible for regulating the use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for work or research. They've even posted a handy infographic to help you determine whether you need permission to fly your UAV or if you qualify for one of the UAV exemptions.