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Nominate the top leaders in the drone industry for the Women and Drones second annual award

Do you know of an incredible leader in the drone industry? The Women and Drones organization is now accepting submissions for their 2018 Women to Watch award. Whether she’s a leader in technology, business, government relations, advocacy,...Show More Summary

This pro football team is using drones during football games — and the drones are flying indoors, too

Drones are coming to disrupt yet another industry: pro football. The Salina Liberty pro indoor football team based in Salina, Kansas is now playing with drones flying overhead. The drones are performing a variety of tasks, ranging from...Show More Summary

The DJI Mavic Pro is now cheaper than the Mavic Air — so which should you get?

If you’re an Amazon shopper, then it is now cheaper to buy the DJI Mavic Pro vs. Mavic Air. The DJI Mavic Pro is now selling for just $769 on Amazon, vs. $999 when it first launched. (Thanks to a reader, Dallas, for outpointing the Amazon deal!). Show More Summary

Join me and “Space Gal” Emily Calandrelli for a workshop on media and branding in San Francisco

Hey Bay Area! Right on the heels of my Intel light show event in partnership with Samsung NEXT and under the guise of the “Girls Who Drone” group, I’ve got another event coming up in San Francisco! Join me and Emily Calandrelli, akaShow More Summary

Drone industry leaders launch new public safety campaign — but will it work?

Major drone industry players, led by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, this week launched a new marketing campaigned aimed at educating the public on drone laws. The new advertising campaign is titled “Even the Sky Has Limits: Learn the Drone Laws.” It’s primarily a website that aims to clarify the confusing (and often changing) drone laws. Show More Summary

Intel held another drone light show in the Olympics Closing Ceremony

Drones dazzled audiences across the globe as a record-setting 1,218 drones flew over the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. And drones did it again — this time to mark the Closing Ceremony in PyeongChang of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Show More Summary

How drones are taking off in the agriculture sector

Using drones for crop spraying or for information gathering with multispectral imaging in the agriculture sector has never been easier. Crop health sensors that run NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) used to be outfitted to manned airplanes where the system would weigh around 15 pounds. Show More Summary

This one department of U.S. government is really excited about how it is using drones

Drones and the government have a complicated relationship in terms of use and regulation. But there’s one government department that is thrilled with drones: the Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Aviation Services, which has a fleet of 312 drones, flew nearly 5,000 missions in 2017. Show More Summary

Purse-carrying drones just flew down the runway in a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show

Just when you thought you had seen drones do just about everything, drones came out once again this month and did not disappoint. Drones have disrupted industries ranging from construction to agriculture, and incited fears that drones are taking human jobs. Show More Summary

I’m flying a drone for “X” reason, but I’m not getting paid! Do I still need a license?

“…I’m flying a drone as a volunteer to take pictures for a non-profit.” “…I’m flying a drone in an outdoor racing competition, and there are prizes involved.” “…I’m flying a drone to take pictures of my friend’s house, which I’m giving...Show More Summary

Drone pilot directory search: Where can I find a drone pilot for hire?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about finding a licensed drone operator in your area to do some sort of job for you. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. I was wondering if you know a link to who has a Part...Show More Summary

Meet the company that is building drones to stop gun violence

There have been there have been 1,624 mass shootings in  the U.S. in the past 1,870 days.  Just this month, people died in a shooting this month at a high school in Parkland, Florida. That’s according to data from the Gun Violence Archive,...Show More Summary

Watch Drone Girl on Ready Set Drone

I spent this week chatting with one of my favorite drone YouTube channels — Ready Set Drone! We talk more than just drones, including how to create a social media following (Instagram — yikes!). We also talk about my latest event inShow More Summary

See the best drone photos of 2017, according to SkyPixel

Need some drone photo inspiration? The winners of the 2017 SkyPixel drone photo contest are out, and their images do not disappoint. More than 44,000  drone photographers from 141 different countries entered the contest, which had categories in landscape, portrait and story. Show More Summary

Watch the entire stream of Thursday’s Girls Who Drone event featuring Intel and the drone light show team

Missed the 2nd ever Girls Who Drone event? You can watch the entire livestream here (thanks to Hamilton Nguyen for shooting it!): The event, held Thursday at the Samsung NEXT office in San Francisco, featured Cindy Ng, marketing director of the Intel Drone Group. Show More Summary

This DJI-funded drone company raises $12 million Series B to continue its AR ambitions

While today’s drone pilots are impressed by the innovations in DJI’s latest drones like the Mavic Air, the Chinese dronemaker has its sights set on the future — and that could be augmented reality. Drone operations company DroneBase today announced that it has received its third round of funding from DJI. Show More Summary

Meet the one and only drone pilot who has been caught for flying commercially without a license

The following is an excerpt from a piece originally written for Read the entire story here. In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration shook up the drone industry by requiring that drone pilots obtain a license if they want to operate commercially. Show More Summary

The new Skydio R1 wants to do with drones what Tesla did for cars

It’s not often that you come across a drone made by a company that’s not DJI that really turns out to be a game-changer. But the new Skydio R1 drone may actually deliver. Silicon Valley-based drone maker Skydio today launched its R1Show More Summary

See the best drone videos of 2017, according to AirV?z

Drone video sharing site AirV?z scoured the world in search of 2017’s best drone video. The results are in, and the best drone videos of 2017 are really something else. Moscow Aerial 5K by Russian drone pilot Timelab.proShow More Summary

Watch the record-setting Olympics Intel drone light show

Add drones to the list of things you can now see at the Olympics. Intel set a new record for most drones flown simultaneously as 1,218 drones flew over the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The drones recreated the shape of icons like a snowboarder and the Olympic rings. Show More Summary

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