October 24-25, 2020: The Global Youth Aviation / Drone Career Expo is a free digital event for youth from around the globe to learn about career pathways to Aviation and Commercial Drone Careers in various countries and to inspire the next generation of the aerospace workforce. Meet live and hear from leading aviation industry experts from around the globe who are dedicated to advancing the future of aviation, drones and technology. They will help scholars ages 10- 18 understand how to pursue various aviation/drone technology careers. Connect with Peers and Industry Leaders.
Ford Airport is testing a comprehensive suite of tools that utilize UV technology, which works on a molecular level to destroy the microbiology of the virus. To combat the spread of COVID-19, it has become evident UV technology n other industries to kill the virus thus Ford Airport took the leap! The UVD Robot, which will be used in areas such as baggage claim and the security checkpoint, is the world’s first fully autonomous mobile platform. The products emit a light spectrum of 254 nanometres, which kills COVID-19 and other viruses such as the common cold. The airport also features UVC Footwear Sanitizing Station and uses a combination of ozone and UV-C light, will allow guests to sanitize their shoes in just eight seconds.
Air Map Destroyed By Looters
AIRMAP Office Destroyed By Looters
Kids Drone Zone hearts are sadden to hear the news about one of our drone community members AirMap in Sacramento, California, that was burned by looters this past Sunday. AirMap has offices in Zürich and Singapore and is a software company. Drone pilots use AIR MAP’s traffic management technology to determine authorization in controlled airspace. Kids Drone Zone utilizes AirMap in our education program to teach young scholars not only how to use this technology but to understand the importance of flying in various types of national airspace. One of Air-Map’s co-founder Greg McNeal discover this tragedy.
Another AirMap co-founder and chairman Ben Marcus added this on Twitter: “Last night, the AirMap office in Santa Monica was consumed by fire. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. What hurts is the unending racism & injustice in America. We all must work harder to make our union more perfect. We’re all brothers and sisters. Let’s treat each other with love, respect, & dignity, and create opportunity for all who choose to make a positive impact.”
Kids Drone Zone hearts go out to everyone at AirMap! STAY SAFE!
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OSHA Drone Inspections
OSHA using Drones as a Tool…But is it Legal?
As drones become more prevalent in society, you will see more organizations adopting drones a working tool. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is another organization that realizes the true values drones bring to the workplace. To meet this new demand, OSHA is obtaining a Blanket Public Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate drones nationwide. Drones are as commonplace as chairs in an office. If you do not currently hold a FAA Commercial Drone Pilot License, you should think about training now! his will give you a leg up on your competition in the job market.
OSHA uses drones with cameras to conduct at least nine inspections of employer facilities after obtaining permission from the companies’ management. The drones were most frequently deployed following accidents at work-sites that were considered too dangerous for OSHA inspectors to enter, including an oil drilling rig fire, a building collapse, a combustible dust blast, an accident on a television tower and a chemical plant explosion.
Currently, OSHA has to as organizations permission to fly over their facility. Some lawyers are raising an eyebrow as this could open a pandora’s box of liabilities that historically may not have been detected. Are these unauthorized and legal searches? Read more and tell us what you think about OSHA using drones
Drone Competition- Aerial Battle
Drone racing has been a growing sport over the last few years and you can find thrilling championship races on various platforms like ESPN and YouTube. Recently, Kids drone Zone held an Aerial Battle for scholars. The competition combined building and coding of drones. Scholars were met with various challenges under not only time constraints but also competition rules.
The drone competition focused on three elements flight skills, programming skills, and drone knowledge. Scholars flew a variety of drones from drones built during drone squad to programmable drones. Elementary middle school and high school scholars battled in the air for the top number one spot.
Scholars have been training for this competition since, January 2019. In addition to the drone competition, scholars also had to do a research project whereby they conducted live interviews with drone industry experts, created a written report, and presented their findings via live presentation to their peers. Are you ready to aerial battle this summer register today!