We start this week’s drone news by announcing the LAUNCH of the new Parrot Anafi Thermal. Priced far lower than DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, the Parrot Anafi Thermal comes with a Sony and FLIR sensor.
How does the Parrot Anafi Thermal compare to the Mavic 2 Dual in terms of build and specifications? Is the Parrot Anafi Thermal a good option for drone pilots and public safety officials? Next, we urge listeners to comment on FAA’s 2019 NPRM that might make it possible to conduct night ops and flight over people without a waiver. April 15th is the last day for sending in your comments. So, click HERE to be a part of this important decision-making process.
Our next big story is about a hobby pilot, a 14-year old, flouting an existing TFR to fly his Phantom over a baseball stadium in Boston. Will the FAA enforce any action against this boy? And, how was this boy able to bypass DJI’s Geo-fencing system? Next, we share how Google has been successful in making drone deliveries in Australia. According to industry speculations, drone deliveries in the US are finally set to take flight. So, who will be the first off the starting block? Google or Amazon?
Other topics discussed include a drone equipped with a shotgun in Russia and drones for public safety. Tune in for the latest and most exciting drone news!
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- [00:55] Parrot launches the Anafi Thermal; how does this new drone compare to the Mavic 2 Dual?
- [05:24] Commenting deadline for FAA’s 2019 NPRM ends today
- [07:08] A 14-year-old hobby pilot flouts a TFR to fly a Phantom over a baseball stadium
- [09:40] Will drone deliveries finally take off in the United States?
- [13:24] Student designs a shotgun-wielding drone in Russia
- [15:25] LA Fire Department partners up with DJI to use drones for public safety
- [18:55] A 90-year old woman located using a Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual
- [19:49] Drones helps a search and rescue team locate hiker in Denver, Colorado