UAS: Getting in the Way of Progress

By | Plane-ly Spoken Blog | August 26, 2014

A few days ago Amazon announced, as reported in India’s Economic Times, it will be testing drone deliveries in Mumbai and Bangalore, both locations where it has warehouses.  Apparently, it’s plan is to use an octocopter for deliveries taking 90 minutes to three hours.

Drones Over Kenya and South Africa

By | Global Policy Watch | August 26, 2014
By: Lima Pix

Similar to the growing U.S. interest in exploring civilian uses of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), efforts are underway across the African continent to deploy UAS in innovative ways such as protecting wildlife, expanding internet connectivity to isolated communities, and delivering humanitarian aid.  In Kenya, Dickens Olewe and his African SkyCAM project is helping journalists to revolutionize their news reporting and coverage.