ECC to offer class on drones

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In the next four years, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts that there will be seven million unmanned aircraft in the United States.

“This is not a fad,” assures J. Lynn Cale, associate vice president of instruction at Edgecombe Community College. “The applications for drones are endless.”

To help educate the public on this soaring industry, ECC is offering its first drones class – Drones 101 – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Tarboro campus.

 

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New drone rules should help farmers, ag businesses

iStock.com / OnfokusThey’re aircraft without a human pilot aboard, and they go by many names. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UASs (unmanned aerial systems) and drones are the most common. For a time, UAVs or UASs were the generally preferred term, in part because many in the industry thought drones carried unwarranted military and privacy concerns.

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Body corporates move to have exclusion zone for drones around Gold Coast high rises

Drone helicopters are popular but can pose privacy and safety issues for high rise unit owners.

RESIDENTS in a Gold Coast high-rise have been banned from flying drones near their buildings over fears of peeping toms and crashes on balconies.

The Bulletin has learned ­residents in all three buildings at the Chevron Renaissance in Surfers Paradise have backed an exclusion zone for the flying pests.

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Wave of prospective drone pilots expected to seek out regional testing centers in coming months

A sign placed June 11 gives notice to those passing near a Northeast UAS Unit training session at the Oakville Prairie research site near Emerado. (Photo by Brandi Jewett/Grand Forks Herald.)

GRAND FORKS — Come Aug. 29, the Federal Aviation Administration testing center at the University of North Dakota is expected to get a little busier.

That date marks the day when federal regulations go into effect for commercial and government operators of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones.

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