The FAA recently issued multiple waivers allowing operators to fly parachute-equipped drones over people — flights normally prohibited because of the risk of injuring bystanders. All the waivers involved DJI aircraft fitted with the ParaZero SafeAir parachute system. It uses independent sensors to monitor the drone’s key flight parameters and detect anomalies to the flight profile. When it detects a critical failure, it cuts power to stop its rotors, activates the parachute and ...

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