Botlink has received a two-month waiver from the FAA to operate drones over people and within restricted airspace in order to capture video and images of flooding in Red Rive Valley.
On September 18, 2018 Botlink along with North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) announced the second phase of testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Fargo. Working in conjunction with CNN, ParaZero, the NDDOT and NPUASTS, we are performing the second series of test flights of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for potential flight over a group of people in controlled airspace. This second phase will take place on September 29th at the NDSU football game tailgate. On this day, we will fly drones over-top of the tailgaters, capturing photos and footage of the event. We will be live streaming the flight on our Facebook page with Microsoft MSN.
The statement that technology is making giant leaps forward every day is undeniable. In this fast-paced world, you must "stay ahead of the curve".
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) along with the U.S. DOT announced that North Dakota was one of ten selected to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP). The ten winners will be testing drone functions such as the ability to fly a UAS over people, operate a UAS at night along with the ability to fly UAS beyond the pilot's visual line of sight. This program will also be monitoring the integration of unmanned systems into the day-to-day airspace operations.
Your agency is looking for a drone? That is awesome because drones are now being used for traffic reconstructions, leading search and rescue missions, and monitoring crowds. They are making the work of officers more effective and much safer. Do you want to be able to do your job better, more effectively, and remain safe? Great! You have come to the right place. We have put together a quick guide to help you determine the right drone for your department!
As more and more people are adopting and utilizing drone technology, drones are becoming easier and easier to operate. They now require less steps to take off and get your tasks done. So, with it being so simple, how do you make sure that there are less complications that could potentially arise? Easy. By taking the proper steps and precautions to prepare your drone for flight. But how do you remember everything you need to do? Simple, with a Pre-Flight Checklist! Download your own Pre-Flight Checklist from Botlink here!