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  • DJI Issues Firmware Update to Prevent Hackers Evading Geo

    DJI has responded to recent publicity surrounding the hacking of its drones with a firmware update.  It’s no revelation that the Chinese manufacturer has been targeted by hackers in recent weeks. Many are looking to bypass the Geo system that grounds pilots in predetermined no-fly zones and places an altitude limit on flights. Equally, many…

  • 2017 Drone Racing League Champion Is Jordan ‘Jet’ Temkin

    The Drone Racing League has announced that Jordan “Jet” Temkin is the 2017 DRL Allianz World Champion. It’s the second time Temkin has been awarded the title of the “World’s Greatest Drone Pilot”. Jet won the final race as he sped through the Grand Tour Finish Gate during DRL’s fierce season finale at the Alexandra…

  • Video of the Week! Bosphorus!

    The folks at AirVuz select a video a day. This one is by tntrmedia. It is of Bosphorus, a waterway located in northwestern Turkey. It forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia. Tags: AirVuzBosphorusVideo

  • DJI Support Photo Contest Underway

    DJI Support has a photo contest underway on Facebook. The theme is water and there are some prizes o be had. Here are the details. from DJI Support Group on Facebook — Water—the mighty, the pure, the beautiful, the unfathomable, the destroyer, the bringer of life. Our world’s most precious resource and one of the…

  • Concern Over UK Drone Collision Study is Justified

    You may or may not have heard about the proposed regulations for drone pilots in the UK. The UK Department for Transport put forward policy proposals that will mean pilots flying drones that weigh more than 250 grams will soon need to register their aircraft and complete a safety awareness test. Wherever you’re flying in…

  • DRL Drone Racing Finale to Air on ESPN

    The Drone Racing League (DRL) has announced the premiere of the 2017 Allianz Circuit Season Finale, the Drone Racing World Championship, which will air on ESPN this Friday, July 28 at 9 PM EST. Following an epic playoff race in Munich and an electrifying 2017 season, the world’s eight best drone pilots face-off at the DRL…

  • Should DJI Spark Pilots and Future Buyers Be Worried?

    A couple of weeks ago, the DroneLife team was approached by a DJI Spark pilot who was concerned that a number of people were watching on as their new Spark fell out of the sky for no reason. At the time, we went through the DJI forum posts to see how common these issues were. There…

  • UK Announces Registration & Safety Tests for Drone Pilots

    UK drone pilots will soon have to register their drones and sit safety awareness tests, as the Department for Transport seeks to better regulate growing drone use and react to increasing safety concerns. The proposal would put UK regulations for hobbyist pilots beyond what is currently in place in the United States. Owners of drones…

  • Video of the Week! Rainbow Mountain, Peru!

    AirVuz Productions recently traveled to Peru to work on several projects. While there they a trip to Rainbow Mountain and this was our view from the top! Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Montana de Colores, is best seen while taking one of the Ausangate Treks. Ausangate Mountain is considered a holy mountain by…

  • In Defence of DJI: Why Hackers Are Wrong to Play Games

    Plenty of controversial drone industry issues can be found within the text of a single article from our colleagues at sUAS News, titled ‘Don’t be Evil DJI‘. We’re still trying to get to get a grip on exactly what the point of the piece was. But a number of claims were made against the Chinese…