Fly Ag Tech Offers Only FAA-Approved Drone Network

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, drone, UAS, UAV

For growers who have previously lacked access to the data that comes from using drones in precision farming there is now a solution.  Fly Ag Tech is currently the only FAA-approved drone network in the U.S.  Their company gives farmers, agronomists and UAS operators the ability to collaborate to create precision maps for growers across the nation. “What we offer … Read More

#AFBF Attendees Learn About UAV Potential On Farms

Taylor TruckeyAerial Imagery, AFBF, drone, UAS, UAV

Thousands of farmers and ranchers have gathered in Orlando this week for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 97th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. A highlight for attendees was a session where they learned about the advantages and practical considerations of using unmanned aerial vehicles during a workshop presented by the UnmannedFarmer Robert Blair, a fourth-generation farmer and vice president … Read More

B4UFLY App Communicates NAS Flight Restrictions

Taylor TruckeyApps, Aviation, drone, UAS, UAV

B4UFLY has been released to iOS users (Android version is in beta). B4UFLY tells users about current or upcoming requirements and restrictions in areas of the National Airspace System (NAS) where they may want to operate their unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Key features of the B4UFLY app include: – A clear “status” indicator that immediately informs the operator about the … Read More

FAA Warns About Scam Registration Sites

Taylor TruckeyAviation, drone, UAS, UAV

As the end of the free registration period nears, more UAV owners may be heading online to get their devices registered. The Federal Aviation Administration wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number. The FAA drone registration site is simple and … Read More

Save the Date for Midwest Drone Conference

Kelly Marshalldrone, Events, UAV

The Midwest Drone Conference is just around the corner.  If you’re a user of this technology save the date for this follow-up event to the Precison Aerial Ag Show that was held this summer at the Farm Progress show.  It will be held January 26-27, 2017 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel in Decatur Illinois.  ADM Crop Risk Services … Read More

Market Report Predicts Bright Future for UAVs

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, drone, UAV

Lucintel has published a new market report that shows a bright future for the UAV industry.  The data shows many opportunities in civil and military applications, with the global industry expected to expand at a CAGR rate of 7.1 percent by 2020.  The growth is forecast to come from a demand in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance missions and missions preformed without … 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

PrecisionHawk and Genera Build Analysis Tool

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, biomass, Software, UAV

PrecisionHawk and Genera Energy have announced a partnership to develop data management tools for biomass crops.  Genera is a company that supplies biomass feedstocks and services, while Precision Hawk is a premier UAV manufacturer.  PrecisionHawk has successfully developed the DataMapper software program to help interpret the thousands of data points gained by a pass of the UAV through the field, … Read More

PrecisionHawk Named To UAS Task Force

Taylor TruckeyAviation, drone, transportation, UAS, UAV

PrecisionHawk was one of approx. 25 diverse representatives selected by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta this week, as they announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The group will advise the Department on which aircraft should be exempt from registration due to a … Read More

NCGA: UAS Good for Farmers, Consumer & Environment

Jamie JohansenAg Group, drone, NCGA, transportation, UAS, UAV

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that recreational users of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, must register their systems with the federal government. A task force will be created to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). “As with any technology, unmanned aerial systems will make our farms safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. That’s … Read More