unmanned aerial vehicles


It was a popular gift this holiday season.  Drones are now buzzing over eastern North Carolina skies after the holiday season.  Jared Brumbaugh speaks with Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Manager for the North Carolina Department of Transportation Chris Gibson about new FAA regulations in place and some tips to stay safe.

Scott Taylor - Duke Marine Lab

We take part in drone testing with the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort.  From tracking sea turtles off our coast to collecting information about marine debris, drones are proving beneficial to coastal scientists.

From Amazon’s package delivery drone to the Air Force’s mighty MQ-1 Predator, unmanned aerial vehicles come in a variety of shapes and sizes. At the coast, marine scientists are working on new ways to apply the technology, with promising results.

NextGen Air Transportation Center

State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes tells us about the future of drone technology in North Carolina and how drones could be used by law enforcement, in hurricane recovery and agriculture.

Some say sparsley populated Hyde County is the perfect site to test unmanned aerial vehicles.   The county is in the process of submitting a proposal to be one of six FAA approved testing sites for drones.