President at Skyward Makes Drone Predictions for 2019

Mariah Scott, President at Skyward, a Verizon company is leading a team that is focused on helping enterprises realize the enormous potential of drones. Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT (Internet of Things) services in high-growth markets, Verizon purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, Oregon in 2017. Skyward brings drone operations management to the Verizon […]

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Dowe Gallagher Adds Textron Cessna Caravan EX to Lidar Offerings

DGADG Riegl VQ1560i & Workstation

Dowe Gallagher Airborne Data Group (DGADG) recently added a new Textron Cessna Caravan EX to its expanding LiDAR (Topographic and Bathymetric) aerial survey offerings. The Caravan EX platform, equipped with the G1000 avionics package, brings added safety, dispatch reliability and fuel efficiency and is powered by the newest generation Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-140 867HP turboprop engine. “The dual port, multi sensor […]

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“Commercial” Drones, but Just Barely

FAA Section 333 exemptions allow operators to fly drones in the national airspace for commercial purposes. We were excited in May 2015 after receiving ours. At last we could use this new technology to expand our remote sensing and mapping operations.  We were primed for starting a new profitable business doing amazing things flying drones.  On the surface the approval to fly “commercially” sounded great. […]

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