Using drones to deliver critical medical supplies

State transportation officials announced a public-private partnership that will use drones to deliver critical medical supplies and food during the COVID-19 response.       

Flying a drone near a wildfire is illegal

Firefighters on the Dicks Creek Fire near Sylva have reported drone activity near the fire.

Sky’s the limit: Drone operators on front lines of an exciting new industry

coverEveryone enjoys the ground-level Western North Carolina views, but drones provide a whole new perspective on things. 

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• Drone technology presents opportunities and challenges
• Drone operators navigate strict laws

With a gentle buzzing, these lightweight unmanned aircrafts are able to soar hundreds of feet into the air to capture some of the most breathtaking aerial shots of life here in the mountains. Tech-savvy entrepreneurs are starting to realize they can make a living out of capturing these images and video footage  enjoying the great outdoors themselves.

Drone operators navigate strict laws

fr drone operatorsDrone operators have found that navigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations is more complicated than navigating their unmanned aircrafts.

Drone technology presents opportunities and challenges

fr dronegoodbadThough it can make certain aspects of life easier, technology often has unintended consequences.

Santa and reindeer and drones… Oh my!

bookI was never a fan of drone missiles. Until now, I had always regarded drones as killing machines or mechanical spies. Their deployment by the military to eradicate enemies associated with terrorism does reduce our own casualties to zero, but during these same strikes drones too often murder innocent people, including women and children.

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