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Iceland now has a drone delivery service to deliver food via Flytrex

Drone delivery has arrived in Iceland. Tel Aviv-based brone delivery company Flytrex has partnered with e-commerce site AHA to deliver its products to customers in Iceland, via drone of course. AHA sells everything from consumer products to groceries and even hot food. Show More Summary

DJI now offering drone education discount to students and teachers

Are you a student, a teacher, or academic researcher? DJI is launching a new drone education discount program — and the deals are incredible. The DJI Educational Discount allows customers with a “.edu” email address and who successfully fill out DJI’s online form to get a 10% discount on a select group of items. Show More Summary

Eclipse 2017: the best eclipse photos taken by a drone

A total solar eclipse crossed the United States on Monday, bringing people outside in full force to watch the historic event. Also out in full force? The drones. Many drone pilots put their drones in the skies to document the first total...Show More Summary

Drone Girl to talk privacy with Intel and PrecisionHawk at InterDrone 2017

InterDrone 2017 is nearly upon us, and you can catch Drone Girl talking privacy this year. InterDrone is one of the largest drone conferences, and takes place from Sept. 6-8 in Las Vegas. I’ll be speaking alongside Diana Cooper, Senior...Show More Summary

Finally, a drone that can swim AND fly (and it’s doing bridge inspections)

There are flying drones. There are (recently) more swimming drones. And finally, there’s a drone that can do both — in the same flight. The Applied Fluids Lab at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, under the direction of Professor F. Show More Summary

DJI’s AirWorks enterprise drone conference headed to Colorado in November

Looking to use off-the-shelf drones for commercial use cases, like agriculture, construction, inspections or public safety? DJI is hosting its own enterprise drone conference called AirWorks this November 7-9 in Denver, Colorado. Registration is now open here. Show More Summary

DJI follows up U.S. Army drone ban with new stealth mode

Weeks after the U.S. Army announced that it would discontinue use of DJI drones due to “cyber vulnerabilities,” DJI launched a new stealth mode. DJI this week announced the introduction of “local data mode,” which stops internet traffic...Show More Summary

DJI is hosting a summer sale: get DJI Spark deals and more!

Waiting for the perfect moment to buy a drone? Hoped to buy a drone for your last minute summer vacation? This should come as good news then. DJI drones are on summer sale! Sale items include the DJI Spark, DJI Mavic Pro, Osmo Mobile and more. Show More Summary

Drone Radio Show’s Randy Goers talks privacy and ethics with The Drone Girl

Are you confused over privacy expectations when flying a drone? Tune into the Drone Radio Show this week to listen to me discuss privacy and ethics with the show’s host, Randy Goers. We discuss federal policy, whether there should be...Show More Summary

4 new commercial drones (and drone products) debuting this fall

As drone conference season starts to pick up, it’s also time for a wave of new products to be announced. While the drone industry can expect to get plenty of new commercial drones this year, many of this year’s announcements are notShow More Summary

XIRO Xplorer 4K is another DJI Phantom competitor – but the camera and gimbal need work

These days, I dream about a solid competitor to DJI’s lineup of drones. Yuneec was a solid contender, but hasn’t introduced new products of late to compete with DJI’s Mavic or Spark. GoPro had us hopeful — briefly — until recalls happened. Show More Summary

8 tips for starting your own aerial photography business — and making money while doing it

I have a recurring feature on my site called Ask Drone Girl. People have asked me about topics including FPV’s impact on eyesight, international travel with a drone, legal airspace, drone video music, LCD brightness and even a potential drone stalking situation. Show More Summary

Drone job postings and verifiable flight hours: how can I log my drone flights?

I am considering “the drone life” and am interested in pursuing it as a career in some fashion. I see many companies hiring but one of the requirements say “500 hours of verifiable PIC time”. Do you know what is considered “verifiable”?...Show More Summary

Yuneec steps up warranty program with unlimited manufacturer defect repairs.

Yuneec may not be the largest drone manufacturer in the world, but the maker of the Typhoon drone has long been known as the winning drone company when it comes to customer service. And now, it’s raising the stakes with a new customer service program. Show More Summary

DJI announces new leadership, appointing Roger Luo as president

DJI is changing up its leadership chain. The world’s largest drone maker, DJI, this week announced that Roger Luo has been named president of DJI. Luo has been with the company since 2015, having previously served as the Vice President of Operations where he oversaw procurement, production and logistics. Show More Summary

Drone accelerator Genius NY looking to invest in drone startups

Genius NY, a drone-focused business accelerator with nearly $3 million to invest, is looking for its second-round of startups to fund. The accelerator is accepting applications between now and Oct. 1, and it will choose six startups to invest in. Show More Summary

Chime is next real estate company to make a bet on drones

The next time you buy or sell a home, a drone might be involved. The market for drones in real estate is projected to hit $68 million in the U.S. and $265 million globally, according to a 2016 report from Goldman Sachs. And today, real...Show More Summary

Drone Girl profiles: European FPV star Lexie Janson on getting sponsors and racing internationally

24-year-old Lexie Janson is quickly becoming Europe’s FPV star. Originally from Gdynia, Poland, she’s traveling all over the continent, calling me from a trip to Ireland where she was preparing for Irish Drone Nationals. We discussed getting sponsorships, air traffic control and of course, drone racing. Show More Summary

Ask Drone Girl: how do I build a recreational drone park?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about building a recreational drone park. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. Some partners and I are looking to build a recreational drone flying park in the state of Delaware. Show More Summary

EAA 2017: Here is all the drone mania you missed

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh just wrapped up — and there was more for dronies to see than ever before — including a peek at Amazon Drones. EAA AirVenture is the world’s largest air show, and it focuses on all things aviation, from traditional planes to homebuilt planes to skydiving. Show More Summary

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