The high point of the Commercial UAV Expo we attended last month in Las Vegas was meeting Patrick Meier of the UAViators Humanitarian UAV Network. His presentation was the most interesting and powerful given during the expo.
DJI has posted a short documentary of the work UAViators had done in Nepal after their devastating earthquake. Please take a look.
HighGround is helping test a mobile app being developed by UAViators that helps coordinate and plan UAV missions taking place in disaster areas. We hope our experience in air traffic control can help make this application even more useful by integrating air traffic information, airspace details, flight restrictions, etc.
That’s the headline in Ars Technica today.
The missing elderly man, who has dementia, was located around 1pm Saturday in a 200-acre soybean field after a model drone, equipped with a first-person-view camera, discovered him alive.
“As we were making our way to the back corner to fly it one more time, we noticed a man kind of out in the far field sort of stumbling and looking a little bit disoriented,” drone operator David Lesh told a local news broadcast.
If anyone needs this kind of help in Arizona, please, please let us know!