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Drones for Aerial Surveillance

Drones for Aerial Surveillance

Lumberton NJ | Jan 28 2020

The Rare Species Fund (RSF) hand-delivered three EVO Rugged drone kits to rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Kampala last week. The UWA is the governmental agency responsible for maintaining and patrolling the national parks of Uganda, which is home to many endangered and threatened species, including elephants, rhinos, chimpanzees, and the very rare mountain gorillas. Poaching remains the largest threat to the conservation of much of Uganda’s wildlife. The RSF provided UWA with its first ever drone in 2017.

This drone has been successfully used to monitor five of Uganda’s national parks, including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a mountainous and thickly vegetated region in southwestern Uganda. Using advanced drone technology allows rangers to quickly and remotely look for signs of human activity in order to know where to best focus patrols. The ability to fly a drone to the top of adjacent mountains means that in minutes, rangers can accomplish surveillance in areas that previously took hours to reach. This has increased the overall effectiveness of anti-poaching efforts and is making the national parks safer for native wildlife.

Due to the effectiveness of drone assisted patrols, UWA requested three additional drones to allow more monthly flight time in each of its parks. Influential Drones and Autel Robotics were able to provide three EVO Rugged drone kits for anti-poaching use. The EVO drone is well suited for use by rangers in this capacity. Due to its portable size, rangers can carry drones on patrols, allowing them to monitor areas of the parks that were previously difficult to access. The Rugged Bundle is nearly bullet proof and is a “must have” in the harsh environments of central African jungles. Due to the successful usage of the first drone provided to UWA, we are excited about conservation potential of the three new Autel EVO drones and look forward to their use in field.


Read more about the drone delivery HERE


About Influential Drones, is a NJ-based aviation company that operates out of an airport, providing all-inclusive services globally. Offerings include aerial services, training, equipment sales and aviation outreach support. Influential Drones primarily offers manned and unmanned aircraft instruction to public safety groups and private corporations having a need for a safe flight program within their organization. The business has federal airspace waivers to fly unmanned drones at night 107.29 and over people 107.39. The company is the only drone company named by the FAA as an “Industry Member” of their FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team) on a national level. For more information, please visit: or on Facebook at:

Autel Robotics USA, is an emerging technology company based in Bothell, Washington. Specializing in the development & sale of aerial photography devices, such as drones. The company’s selection of quadcopters and flying/remote control GoPro camera systems provide superior aerial imaging, filming and photography solutions to users with a multitude of application needs. Autel Robotics is dedicated to providing users with the best possible experience, they maintain an operational customer call center seven days-a-week Autel product support. For more information, please visit: or on Facebook at:

Rare Species Fund, is a non-profit organization headquartered in South Carolina. Established to provide funding to critical on the ground international wildlife conservation programs. The organization consists of 25 advocates, scientists and conservationists that live with and care for wildlife. The Fund receives it financing base through a percentage of revenues taken in by T.I.G.E.R.S, the generosity of donations from exhibit guests, and the general public. For more information, please visit: or on Facebook at:

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3rd Annual First Responder sUAS Drone Invitational


Join us for the 3rd Bi-Annual First Responder sUAS Invitational. A no obligation, opportunity for verified public safety organizations to learn about the unmanned industry.

TIME: 10:30-3pm
DATE: Sat, December 7 2019
LOCATION: South Jersey Regional Airport, Lumberton NJ

Signup on the form below or call our office at 856-281-7545 to enroll to attend. RSVP is required.

This event is free, we will verify and validate every person who wishes to attend.

During this event we will put our fleet of aircraft and equipment on display. We will talk about partners we have relationships with and mention training offerings. Expect to have an opportunity to ask questions, see and demo equipment, inquire about new technology, see a counter drone system, learn about flying over people and other waivers that will help your organization.

This is not a sales event rather an informational opportunity.

As the national industry member for the FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team), this year we are teaming with the FAA and Civil Air Patrol and will be offering an aviation related crash scene incident training session. During which, you will learn how to turn off the fuel line, where to cut an plane to gain access and other valuable information that can save the life of pilot and passengers. This offering will be held from 1:15pm to 3pm.



Dave Krause Named to NBAA Emerging Technology Committee


Dave Krause, co-owner of Influential Drones, has been selected for NBAA's "Emerging Technology Committee". The committee will maintain a focus on: unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), urban air mobility (UAM), unmanned traffic management (UTM), commercial space, other future technologies and associated infrastructure. That includes autonomous operations, electric propulsion, other innovative technology and specifically, the integration of these new technologies into the National Airspace System (NAS).

The committee will provide insights that will allow NBAA to advocate on behalf of industry on rulemaking, standards setting and policy-related activities. It will also conduct educational and training sessions for members and represent the industry by liaising with associated organizations and regulators in the U.S. and globally.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful.