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Pros & Cons of Trump’s Drone Expansion Program

Jonathan Rupprecht, a leading aviation lawyer who specializes in drones, weighs in with pros and cons of President Trump's plan to expand drone use.
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Amazon Wants Dedicated Airspace for Delivery Drones
By Steve Crowe · 28 July, 2015 • Amazon's proposal carves out airspace from 200ft-400ft exclusively for delivery drones, with a further 100ft above it declared a no-fly zone. The plan might also make it harder for drone hobbyists to fly.
DJI Inspire 1 Drones Fighting Slave Labor in Brazil
By Steve Crowe · 28 July, 2015 • Brazil's Labour Ministry will use six DJI 1 Inspire drones to monitor suspicious activities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil defines slave labor as work carried out in degrading conditions or in conditions that pose a risk to the worker's life.
6 Ways Drones Are Saving the Planet
By Steve Crowe · 24 July, 2015 • A look at projects from around the world that show how drones can be tools to help save the planet.
Will the E1 4K Camera Become the Go-to Drone Camera?
By Ben Fisher | Book a Drone · 22 July, 2015 • The E1 from Z Camera is the smallest 4K camera with an interchangeable lens system. Because it packs so much into a small package with an interchangeable lens system, it could fast become the perfect drone partner.
Gun-Firing Drone Spurs FAA Investigation
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Federal authorities are looking to determine whether any aviation laws were violated after a teen reportedly posted a video of a drone firing a semiautomatic weapon in the woods.
Watch the First Legal Drone Delivery in US History
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Flirtey, a drone-delivery startup, carried medical supplies from an airfield to a medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia in the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States.
Watch: DIY Drone Fires a Semiautomatic Gun
By Steve Crowe · 16 July, 2015 • A video claims to show a homemade multirotor with a semiautomatic handgun mounted on it fire four shots.
Florida Drone Law Clarifies Surveillance, Clouds Privacy and Free Speech
By Eugene Demaitre · 7 July, 2015 • Revisions to a Florida law prohibiting the use of drones for surveillance could have unforeseen consequences, by guaranteeing the right to privacy but discouraging journalists and encouraging lawsuits.
Drone vs. Lifeguard Race: Who Will Save Swimmer Faster?
By Steve Crowe · 2 July, 2015 • Who will win in a race to get to a distressed swimmer: a drone or a human lifeguard? Watch the video to find out.
Watch: Drone Helps Rescue 2 Boys from Raging River
By Steve Crowe · 1 July, 2015 • Officials in Auburn, Maine used a drone to deliver a life jacket and safety line to two boys who were stranded on a rock in the middle of the raging Little Androscoggin River.
Why More Drone Regulation is the Wrong Approach
By Stephen Mann · 30 June, 2015 • "Dangerous" and "invasion of privacy" concerns over small UAVs are ridiculous, driven by paranoia borne of ignorance.
How to Turn Apple Watch Packaging into a Drone
By Steve Crowe · 26 June, 2015 • A DIYer builds a flyable drone out of the packaging for an Apple Watch. Here's how.
Poll: How to Make Consumer Drones Safer?
By Steve Crowe · 25 June, 2015 • Drones can't continue to fly near commercial airplanes and obstruct firefighters. So what's the answer? Is there an answer?
Here’s a Perfect Example of Why We Need More Consumer Drone Regulation
By Steve Crowe · 24 June, 2015 • While trying to contain the wildfires in California, firefighters are seeing more consumer drones hovering over active fires.
Drone Experts: Consumer Drone Safety Act Would Stifle Innovation
By Steve Crowe · 23 June, 2015 • Drone experts react to the Consumer Drone Safety Act, saying that adding "technology restrictions doesn’t make sense," that drones would become too expensive and companies would go out of business.

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