DJI Mavic Mini Release Date and Price Confirmed, NYC Drone Laws Update, LAFD to expand their Firefighting Drone Program, Drone Delivery Business gains traction
Our biggest drone news story this week is about the DJI Mavic Mini. As the rumored release date of October 30 draws closer, we have some more exclusive updates for ADU listeners. DJI officials have reached out to us and confirmed that the DJI Mavic Mini shall be released on October 30 at 9 am EST. Apart from speculating on the rumored specs, we also discuss whether flying a sub-250 gram weight has any major advantages in the United States.
Next, we have some interesting news to share about the drone delivery business. Wing Aviation, in association with FedEx, has commenced drone deliveries for the retail giant, Walgreens in Christiansburg, Virginia. While this news is heartening, the US is far behind countries like Australia where drone delivery business has already taken off in a big way. Does the US have adequate infrastructure to make safe drone deliveries on a mass scale?
Our next story is about NYC drone laws. If you are a regular ADU listener, you might be aware that flying a drone is illegal in NYC. An old avigation law does not permit the takeoff and landing of drones anywhere in NYC. However, an NY city council member, Justin Brannan has proposed new, city-specific drone laws that might legalize flying in NYC. While we are all for drone-friendly skies, are city-specific laws a practical and wise solution?
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- [01:31] DJI Mavic Mini release date and price confirmed!
- [07:12] Wing Aviation in association with Fedex commences drone delivery for the retail giant, Walgreens
- [09:04] Not to be outdone, UPS and CVS launch drone delivery operations as well
- [14:10] LAFD to significantly scale up their drone program
- [18:55] NYC Drone Laws update – Will flying drones in NYC become legal again?