Check Out This Drone Video: Unseen Mongolia

Mongolia has been featured before in the drone video section on DroneXL. It’s high time to show new images made by Bashir Abu Shakra of this beautiful country. He spent 18 days in one of the most remote areas of the massive Northeast Asian country. The video contains beautiful shots of the very characteristic rock […]

SIRUI Traveler 5C: Carbon Fiber Field Tripod

I purchased my first tripod together with my first digital camera, about 20 years ago. It was a cheap unbranded model that served me well for many years. A few years later, I purchased a more versatile tripod from a trustful Italian brand when I started reviewing drones. It was super OK for inside work, […]

FAA releases AAM vertiport guidelines for future air taxi operations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its first set of guidelines on the construction and layout of future vertiports, providing a critical basis of uniformity for developers of advanced air mobility (AAM) services and infrastructure to work from. The FAA’s Engineering Brief #105 is a 51-page document that walks planners of vertiports that next-generation AAM aircraft will need for operation through some fairly […]

Elite Space Program Will Include A St. Louis Drone Startup

Out of 600 international businesses, St. Louis-based drone startup WingXpand was chosen to participate in the “Techstars” program in Los Angeles. The program focuses on aerospace technology and collaborates with agencies like NASA and the U.S. Space Force. According to co-founder Michelle Madaras, WingXpand collaborates with fire and Police departments and other clients to develop […]

Volocopter eVTOL in successful UTM/ATM integration trials in Paris

German air taxi developer Volocopter was among a group of sector companies that successfully tested the integration and use of traditional air traffic management (ATM) technology with new uncrewed traffic management (UTM) platforms designed to orchestrate the flight of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) planes. The trials took place at the Pontoise airfield in suburban Paris, where a variety of European companies have […]

Verizon drone program gets IS-BAO nod for high safety standards

Verizon has become the first corporate drone program in the US to receive the International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration. The registration certificate comes after a six-month-long voluntary and detailed audit of Verizon’s drone operations, governance, and safety standards. Administered by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the fundamental purpose of IS-BAO is […]