Drones

News: Dec 7 - 13

Dec 13, 2019
SDPB

In this week’s South Dakota news, a civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094, and reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel soon coming to South Dakota?

Pennington Law Enforcement Uses Two New Drones

Dec 12, 2019
Chynna Lockett

  Law Enforcement officers in Pennington County now have access to two new drones. Departments will share the tools using specific FAA guidelines.  

 

Officers take turns sending a sleek drone into the sky. They use a large remote control and watch as a screen displays its surroundings. Officers are calling this tool their ‘eye in the sky’.  

Dustin Morrison is the Special Operations Lieutenant for the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. He says they need to learn the rules of operation.

 

Flight Club Takes Off At Roosevelt High School

Jan 16, 2018
Jackie Hendry

The halls of Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls are abuzz with new technology. Nathan Hofflander, adviser of the school's Flight Club and head of The Volaré Project, is using drones to keep students engaged in the classroom.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry visited with members of the club and stopped by their unique fundraising event. 

A Senate committee is no longer considering banning lobbyists from an adjacent hallway to the Senate chambers; but reserve the right to bring it back if there's a problem. Unmanned aircraft don't need to register according to the Senate Transportation Committee. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill will not run for re-election. Gill also serves as head of state Bureau of Human Resources. Lawmakers are forming a special commission to investigate a fellow member for alleged sexual contact with a legislative intern during previous sessions.

States Regulate Drone Use in Hunting

May 11, 2016

Drones are gaining in popularity.   They are seeing increased use in commercial applications like real estate.  And, even some use in law enforcement.   But there is one thing many wildlife officials say drones shouldn’t be used for… hunting. Wyoming just passed a restriction on drone use in hunting.  Other states are considering proactive measures to maintain ethical hunting practices.

Drone Free Super Bowl

Feb 5, 2016
www.levisstadium.com

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed the "No Drone Zone" at this year's Super Bowl in San Francisco.  Also, more talk about Windows 10.  Osborne was joined by panelists Joel Broveleit and Jeff Litterick.

www.tobybrusseau.com

This week the FAA announced plans to require all drone operators to become licensed. This includes small recreational drones with cameras that are increasingly available and that can be flown with a smart phone.

Toby Brusseau is one few people in South Dakota who is an FAA licensed Commercial Drone Operator.  Brusseau is also author of a book called I am South Dakota.  Now he’s capturing South Dakota in a new way shooting the state’s landscape and scenery with a drone and high end camera.

Windows 10 And Drones, Drones, Drones

Aug 7, 2015
NPR

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed Windows 10 on Friday's show as well as some far out stuff from Black Hat about using printers' IO cables to generate radio signals to steal information through concrete walls.

Drones were also a big topic Friday - drones and California forest fires, multiple drone sightings by crews of landing aircraft and drones being shot out of the sky.

SD Attorney General's Office

The National Association of Attorneys General has a new president. It’s Marty Jackley. South Dakota’s AG now leads the group of people from all 50 states, Washington, DC and United States territories. Members held the election at this week’s annual conference.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he already has the priority for his year-long leadership: policing in the 21st century.