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N.C. DOT begins drone-permitting system (access required)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has launched a permitting system for commercial and government drone operators in North Carolina. The department said the system is designed to assist operators in understanding restrictions on drone uses. To obtain a permit, ...

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Company’s drone technology takes off (access required)

Charlotte UAV designed and built a 50-pound plus carbon-fiber prototype that the company says can stay aloft for an hour (right). To the left is a 3-pound hobby-grade drone that can fly for about 15 minutes. Photo courtesy Charlotte UAV

The sky’s the limit for drone aficionados. Long considered a special-operations tool for the military, unmanned aerial vehicles have taken on civilian applications by law enforcement, the film industry, and news media. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg ...

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Drone users: May I see your license, please? (access required)

Pressures are mounting for everyone involved in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, as increasingly severe penalties and new registration requirements force recreational and commercial users of UAS to adapt to evolving laws and regulations. With a recent $1.9 million penalty ...

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