Published 06/08/2020 07:53
Welcome to the World of Drones, your weekly news resource for all things drone related.
The world's leading intelligent UAV technology company, EHang, has received the green light to start using their “pilot-less” air taxis to deliver goods to households. The Guangzhou-based tech firm announced last week that they received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to start carrying out commercial trial operations of deliveries up to 150 kilograms or 330 pounds with their EHang 216 drones. The mega drones will start delivering products in Taizhou, a mountainous area where the drones will also have to fly over the sea going from island to island. This is the first license of its kind to be given out by the CAAC and has great significance for the long-term development of urban air traffic applications in China and the world. EHang plans to use their 216 drone to take people on sightseeing tours in the future.
A police helicopter in Canada collided mid-air with a police drone. The Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS), just listed the incident last week even though it occurred in February. A Royal Canadian Police helicopter and a RCMP SkyRanger R60 surveillance drone were on a joint mission in British Columbia with they came into contact 300 feet in the air. The drone was obliterated, but the helicopter only experienced a brief vibration and was able to land safely and the three people onboard were unharmed. According to Canada’s Transportation Safety Board, the incident was rated 5 out of 6 in terms of seriousness and even though it was mainly uneventful it was an expensive lesson as the drone cost around $100,000. The Safety Board is unsure what caused the collision.
In lighter news, comedian Mr. Uekusa, a finalist on the popular France’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent TV shows, is using a drone to make people smile. He’s famous for his tablecloth tricks, but as you can see in these videos he’s taking it up a notch by incorporating a drone and his naked body. Check out his instagram linked in the description below to see more of his incredible work.
Now it’s time to announce the top 5 drone videos uploaded to AirVuz.com last week:
“Beautiful Banyuwangi | CINEMATIC DRONE DJI MAVIC 2 PRO” by elmandakrisna, “Altai Mountains” by Makhorov, “Indonesia aerial” by Diamondsky, “Empty NYC streets during lockdown from Harlem to Wall Street ....” by aaronfedor and “Aerial Reel 2018-2020 - Konstantin Larionov” by Rocannon. And the Drone Video of the Week and winner of $250 is Makhorov with “Altai Mountains”. Content creator Vadim Makhorov has been nominated for Drone Video of the Week several times and has previously won the award. His most recent aerial film shows us stunning aerial views of Russia’s Altai Mountains.
Are you looking for feedback on your drone videos? Every Thursday night the founder and creator of the New York City Drone Film Festival, Randy Scott Slavin, critiques drone videos that have been submitted to AirVuz on Facebook Live. Hear if your video has what it takes to get into a film festival and what you can do to improve your work.
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