DroneRise – FAA authority over National Airspace, Nkuhuma Pride of lions and more…

Good morning, here are the headlines you may have missed. We have news from the FAA, reinforcing their authority over the national airspace in a statement. However, State and Local authorities can still determine take-off and landing areas for drones. And thermal drone footage from National Geographic that shows the Nkuhuma Pride of lions hunting at night in Kruger National Park in South Africa. Lastly, we have news on increased drone use along the U.S. / Mexico border.

Yesterday’s headlines

Today’s video

Today’s video was submitted by Andy Mardiyansyah, who recently took his DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone with him and his friends on a trip to Pantai Nirwana in Indonesia.

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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 haye@dronedj.com or @hayekesteloo