Iowa to be testing ground for drone flights by insurance adjusters

One of the nation’s largest home and auto insurance companies plans to launch a program in Iowa next year using drones to inspect property damage after disasters ranging from fires to floods to tornadoes. Shawn Broadfield, vice president of innovation & claims at Allstate, says the remote-controlled aircraft are small, maneuverable and can carry high-definition cameras […]

Two Israelis arrested for flying drone over Vatican City

Two Israeli tourists were taken into custody for flying a drone over Vatican City, Italian media reported on Sunday. According to a report by ABC Radio, Rome police patrolling near the Vatican spotted the drone flying over the Tiber River and St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. While searching the area they found the two men […]

Flying Drones at National Parks Can Result in Penalties, Fines

The allure is clear — Big Bend, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and other national parks can offer spectacular views when filmed from above. But those who try to do it with their drones can face penalties and fines. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/flying-drones-national-parks-can-result-penalties-fines-n486206 Dr. Hans Mumm