AgriFlyNetwork Launches “Uber for Farmers” App

Kelly MarshallAerial Application, Agribusiness, Apps

In an industry with as much innovation as agriculture it’s a wonder when anything surprises, but AgriFlyNetwork has launched a rather unique idea. Their new app allows growers, retailers and crop experts to quickly and easily connect with ariel applicators through a platform they liken to ‘Uber for farmers.’ An assignment can be ‘pinned’ on a map, giving details of … Read More

BASF and NAAA Award Aviator Scholarships

Lizzy SchultzAerial Application, Ag Group, Award, BASF, NAAA

BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) have collaborated to reward two promising aviators with scholarships to assist them as they follow their passion in the field of aerial application. Matthew Burkhammer of Carlisle, Arkansas, and Landunn Koyle of Gooding, Idaho, were awarded NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarships of $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. The two winners were recognized at the … Read More

New & Upgraded Activations at 2016 International Drone Expo

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, drone, UAS, UAV

International Drone Expo (IDE) has new and upgraded show activations for 2016. IDE will host its first annual Drone Race Cup, a pitchfest competition and film showcase. The third annual IDE is set to take place December 9-10, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Championship IDE drone race cup is one of the few sanctioned in Los Angeles. … Read More

2016 InterDrone Attracts 160 Drone Companies

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, drone, UAS, UAV

BZ Media LLC unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More than 130 exhibitors have already signed up for the event taking place 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. Exhibitors … Read More

FAA Requires UAS Registration

Taylor TruckeyAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, drone, UAS, UAV

Today the FAA announced new regulations requiring drone (UAS) registration for recreational and hobby users of UAS. The registration process is for owners of small unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds, including payloads such as on-board cameras or sensors. Those 13 and older who have purchased a drone prior to December 21, 2015, must … Read More

BASF and NAAA Provide Aerial Applicator Scholarships

Kelly MarshallAerial Application, Award, BASF

BASF has joined the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) to provide scholarship to two students who have chosen the challenging career path of an aerial applicator. Colin Lowry of Ephrata, Washington, and John Nienhuis of Lawton, North Dakota, received Agricultural Aviation Scholarships from NAAA and BASF of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. The two winners were honored during the 49th Annual … Read More

PrecisionHawk & Agri-Trend Provide UAV Services

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, drone, UAS, UAV

PrecisionHawk and Agri-Trend announced a partnership to offer PrecisionHawk’s leading UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) data collection, Sensing and Analysis tools to farmers across the US and Canada through the Agri-Trend SkyScout™ Program. This year, the partnership will offer UAV services throughout regions of Canada using trained individuals with the objective to roll out a full commercialization service model in 2016. … Read More

Feds Approve Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Exemptions

John DavisAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, Government, UAS, UAV

In what could be a real boon for agricultural applications, the federal government has granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) news release says the exemptions will benefit those using the aircraft for aerial surveying, among other jobs. “Unmanned aircraft offer a tremendous opportunity to spur innovation and economic … Read More