Drone Headlines - 1/30/2018

Written on 01/31/2018
AJ Torres

Madison police say drone program has been successful

Minneapolis Star Tribune

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Police Department says its drone technology has proven successful in its search-and-rescue operations and crime scene mapping. The department has used two unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, as a law enforcement tool since June. The drones have assisted in a ...

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/madison-police-say-drone-program-has-been-successful/471430144/

The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing

The New Yorker

He wears goggles that show him a video feed from a camera built into the drone, and he holds a console with twin joysticks that control the direction, angle, pitch, yaw, and speed of the flight. He sets the drone on the gravel at his feet. Just downhill is the Cache la Poudre River. The canyon rises to ...

Read more: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/05/the-trippy-high-speed-world-of-drone-racing

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Drone pilot detained for flight over Newport v Spurs match

BBC News

One person has been detained by police after flying a drone over Newport County's FA Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur. Gwent Police said the drone was flown over Rodney Parade, in Newport, during the first half of the match. The force then tweeted: "Anyone caught piloting a drone over Rodney ...

Read more:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-42847749