As firefighters and several fire trucks work to put out the flames, that’s when Harry C. Arnold launches his drone and flies towards the big cloud of grey smoke.
Filmmakers like the unmanned aerial vehicles for providing an informative vantage point.
But Civil War reenactors say that they detract from the authenticity of their efforts.
By David Poulson
Great Lakes Echo
You’ve heard of the annual Audubon bird count.
Now you can take part in a drone count. Not the bees – the unmanned aircraft.
Here at Great Lakes Echo we’ve been running a series of stories about the use and potential of unmanned aerial vehicles. If nothing else, we’ve discovered that no one seems to have a clue of how many of these things are out there.
They crop up in unusual situations. For instance, there was this recent uproar over the FAA putting an end to a service …
Michigan State University officials hope to collaborate with a landscape services company to use unmanned aerial vehicles to determine turf health.
Seeking the high ground: Two new Echo features and another longstanding one produce a different sort of environmental journalism.
West Michigan company shoots projects as diverse as extreme sports, high end real estate, marketing materials.
Minnesota and Ohio are also among the states that unsuccessfully sought the designation to host test sites for drones.
We’re always on the look out for innovative stories and reporting techniques at Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.
In a couple weeks we’ll launch a series on civilian applications of drones for gathering information about the environment. I teach a course encompassing remote sensing, including the use of drones, as newsgathering tools.
So a story in the print edition of the New York Times, Drones Offer Journalists a Wider View, caught my eye at Monday’s breakfast table. It’s an interesting enough piece about a controversial technology. But what startled …
The U.S. government isn’t expected to open airspace for civilian unmanned drone flight until 2015.
But Northwestern Michigan College students can fly drones today.
Flint area man and his son shoot promotional video with remotely operated drone aircraft.