R.A. Smith National’s Jon Chapman and Bill Wandschneider of the firm’s Brookfield, Wisconsin office integrated unmanned aerial vehicles to conduct surveys for planimetric mapping. The firm has used UAS technology for projects and clients in the private and public sector. One of the many advantages of using this technology is the data collection the user can get from one picture, as well as the ability of better map areas that can be difficult or unsafe to traverse. R.A. Smith
During his flying career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Ron Termain remember the specific mission when he had to rescue two divers around the Gulf of Mexico. Termain saw a couple of dolphins, so he flew off thinking he was around the wrong area. The next day, the divers were rescued, and they explained how close Termain was from them. “They told us, ‘You guys came down and hovered right next to us. You were right there! You pointed right at me and then you flew away. We thought y
The NFL is making an effort to increase the interest in this year's Pro Bowl after it came under criticism the past few years. To do so, it added a skills competition on Thursday night, called "Pro Bowl Skills Showdown." Dodgeball, power relay and precision passing are some of the events, and this year, the league added a new one: Drone Drop. The event consist in a drone holding a football during the flight and drop the ball to a receiver far down below. It sounds like drones
Is it really possible? Could drones replace police helicopters one day? According to one Arizona police chief, the answer is "yes."
Tucson Police Chief, Chris Magnus, confirmed that his department is considering purchasing drones to replace their two helicopters. Magnus says maintaining both aerial vehicles is expensive, and they are approaching the end of their useful life. "Yes, we are looking at drones," Magnus confirmed last week, saying keeping both helicopters flyin