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China launches 1,000 drone light show

You probably saw the 300-drone light show that preceded Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show. Well, as impressive as that was, it's already old news as China put on a display boasting more than triple that number of drones. One thousand drones performed at the annual Lantern Festival in southern China, spelling out '1,000' in the [...]

February 16th, 2017|

Drone taxis tested in Dubai

Flying cars may finally be in our future. Last year, we reported that autonomous drone taxis may be on the way, after hearing that Chinese company EHang was doing some testing in Nevada. It seems that they made some progress, because this week they announced that they would begin a trial version of the [...]

February 15th, 2017|

WATCH: NASA visualizes drone blades slicing through air

What happens when air meets the blades of a UAV quadcopter? That's what NASA went to work to visualize, and the results are not only visually stunning, they could pave the way to more efficient, even quieter drones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hywBEaGiO4k What's actually going on in this video? The blue represents low pressure, while the red [...]

January 25th, 2017|

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency using drones to help save lives

As drones begin to take off in industries ranging from mining to building inspection, they've become particularly relevant in emergency response departments, which are putting UAVs to work saving lives. Drone Insurance Depot is particularly proud of our sponsorship of North Shore Rescue's drone program. As one of the busiest search and rescue organizations [...]

January 11th, 2017|

New drone regulations put insurance brokers to the test [press release]

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Just in time for the holidays, last month Transport Canada released new exemption requirements for those hoping to fly their UAV without a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC).Some of the major changes include:A new emphasis on pilot education and training, including examinations and ground school.Difference in drone weight classesDocumentation on hand of [...]

January 10th, 2017|