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WATCH: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 landing

You've probably seen a lot of rocket launches, but how many landings have you seen? If Elon Musk has his way, you're going to see a lot more in the future. His Falcon rockets are designed to take off and successfully land back on earth, so that they can be reused. Below you can [...]

February 20th, 2017|

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|

Drones light up Super Bowl halftime show

It wasn't a wardrobe malfunction or dancing sharks, but this year's Super Bowl halftime show featured a special surprise: 300 drones. For many, it may have been the first time they had seen that many drones flying in synchronized formation. They transformed from hovering stars into a giant American Flag hovering in the Houston [...]

February 6th, 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. 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|