Blue Skies To Offer Drone Parachutes

 - April 4, 2018, 1:28 PM

Blue Skies Drone Rental (BSDR) has announced a strategic partnership with Israeli based ParaZero to provide parachute safety systems for popular drone models. Under the agreement, BSDR will provide sales of ready to fly (RTF) kits with the DJI M600pro and other models, including support and training on the safety systems.

ParaZero SafeAir parachute systems are designed to immediately activate a parachute, while simultaneously cutting power to the motors, whenever indications of an impending crash (such as power loss or excessive pitch or roll) are detected. The parachute is deployed in a similar way that a car airbag is deployed. On descent, a loud buzzer sounds to warn bystanders of the descending drone.  

"Drones are becoming increasingly popular and are being used in proximity to crowds of people more often, and safety has been a major topic of discussion in the drone community," said BSDR's Todd Knighton. "Also, drones are carrying increasingly expensive payloads such as professional cinematography cameras, technical sensor payloads with lidar, thermal/IR and multispectral sensors. These SafeAir parachute safety systems will be of high interest to those who operate drones in the vicinity of people or who mount expensive payloads to their UAVs."

Blue Skies Drone Rental was founded in 2014 and initially provided small drone rentals to hobbyists and has since expanded to support to the expanding commercial drone market in the industries of photography, professional cinematography, construction, agriculture, engineering, surveying, inspection, police, security, fire, and SAR. ParaZero Drone Safety Solutions, founded in 2014 in Be'er Sheva, Israel, designs and manufactures customized safety systems for the professional commercial drone market.