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DroneRise – Phantom 5, French drone laws, close call with Air Force helicopter, and $1 million for Fotokite

Good morning! Here are yesterday’s headlines as well as a selection of news items from other outlets. There is more happening in the drone industry than we can possibly cover so this is our attempt to bring you the most important news items every day of the week. In case you missed yesterday’s new about the proposed French drone laws, a close call between a drone and an NZ Airforce Helicopter and the Grand Prize of $1 million for Fotokite, well here is your chance to catch up. Grab your coffee and jump in!


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Today’s video shows off downtown Dubai, a bustling city that always does well as a backdrop for drone videos. The video was made by Swedrone Aerial, who had this to say about the short clip:

“Early morning flight in downtown Dubai with the Mavic. Went ok apart from some range problems that can be seen as twitching in the video. It does that for some strange reason. Using ND 4 PL filter. Cut and graded i FCPX”


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Avatar for Haye Kesteloo Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo