Drones replacing fireworks could make Bonfire Night traditions a thing of the past

Drones have been used as a replacement for fireworks at a variety of events across the world this year, sparking debate on how we could soon see a different type of celebrations on November 5. UAVs were incorporated as part of displays at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea and also on July 4 celebrations in the US. Tonight, people across the UK will celebrate Bonfire Night as they have always known with huge firework displays and large fires but this could soon change. Year on year, safety is always a worry for officials at events for not only
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Mayoral aide calls for ‘counter-drone program’

A mayoral aide in Chicago has called for a ‘counter-drone program’ due to the growing threat they pose across the US. The issue was raised by Alicia Tate-Nadeau, executive director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications at the city council’s budget hearings. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the issue came to light after a question was raised about whose drone it was that was seen flying over the Chicago Marathon earlier in the month. As part of the meeting, she said: “Whenever a drone is following folks over the marathon, I should not have to put
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DJI slams last week’s Dayton Research ‘misleading’ drone collision footage

DJI has demanded that the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) withdraws a video and blog post which depict a collision between a DJI Phantom 2 and the wing of a small airplane, calling the video ‘misleading’. In a statement, DJI has said the UDRI staged its video to create a scenario inconceivable in real life. The international manufacturer described how the collision shown on video was at a higher speed than the combined maximum speed of the drone and airplane, which is also faster than the FAA’s testing guidelines. The statement went on to detail how the UDRI has
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