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Drones Programmed to Avoid Airports

Drones Programmed to Avoid Airports

Responding to increasing worries about consumer drones flying where they shouldn’t, the world’s largest maker of consumer drones says it’s programming its products to automatically avoid flying near some airports. DJI said this week that new products in its Phantom line will have firmware to prevent operators from flying the aircraft within a designated distance of major airports, based in the drone’s known GPS position. The updated firmware can also be loaded into some DJI drones already in the field. FULL STORY

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