Our first story this week is about the forthcoming drone conferences in 2020 and 2021. Taking into account the current situation, DJI has decided to go virtual with Airworks 2020. And drone pilots will be glad to learn that they won’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars to attend this conference. Now, you can attend this conference for just $35. It shall be interesting to see if other conferences like the FAA Symposium and CES shall follow suit by making these conferences more affordable in these trying times.
Next, we discuss how some irresponsible drone pilots have taken to skies to film protests being held in cities across the US. While we strongly condemn the sad death of George Floyd, flouting drone laws and flying recklessly is both dangerous and downright foolish. Listeners will learn how a drone flying over a protest came unnervingly close to an LAPD helicopter.
We also have some interesting news to share about the current state of the drone industry. As US-China tensions reach an all-time high, certain factions in the government are discouraging the use of DJI drones. But, can any industry incumbents really match DJI in terms of production capabilities and affordability? When the Skydio 2 came out, many in the industry (including us) were hopeful that Skydio would be able to fill DJI’s rather large shoes. However, as per the latest industry reports, Skydio is finding it
Other topics discussed in today’s show include Airmap’s California offices being burnt down, Zipline’s drone delivery operations in North Carolina, new Parrot Anafi drone with dual camera in summer 2020, and much, much more…
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