Air Traffic Control for Drones

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Air Traffic Control for Drones

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Post by 87Juliet » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:46 am

Re-sharing a share by Gary (Gundaan) over on FA... Makes for interesting reading!

Air Traffic Control for Drones

If large numbers of commercial drones are to take to the skies, they’ll need an air traffic control system.

How do you keep small drone aircraft safe in the world’s busiest national airspace? One idea is to have them use cellphone networks to feed data back to an air traffic control system made just for drones.

A startup called Airware is working with NASA on a project exploring how to manage the swarms of commercial drones expected to start appearing in U.S. skies. The four-year program will create a series of prototype air traffic management systems and could shape how widely commercial drones can be used. Airware’s main business is selling control software and hardware to drone manufacturers and operators.

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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:03 pm

It certainly is an interesting time for Drones and UAV's.

Was interested to see the last few Carte Blanche inserts on water at the Vaal Dam clearly used a drone for the aerials. You could see it's shadow as it lifted off from the ground. Now does CB have a licence for this work?



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Post by 87Juliet » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:32 pm

Bell 407 wrote:It certainly is an interesting time for Drones and UAV's.

Was interested to see the last few Carte Blanche inserts on water at the Vaal Dam clearly used a drone for the aerials. You could see it's shadow as it lifted off from the ground. Now does CB have a licence for this work?


Highly unlikely, the question begs whether they did the filming work themselves or whether they contracted someone to do that filming for them? Either way, how legit was it?


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