Nov 03, 2021
In Our Blog
Call it Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Miniature Pilotless Aircraft, Unmanned Aircraft Systems or Flying Mini Robots, popularly known as Drones are rapidly growing in popularity and has spurred innovation within the aviation industry globally. Drones have been around for more than two decades, but their roots date back to World War 1 when both the U.S. and France worked on developing automatic or unmanned airplanes. Over the last few years, drones have become central to the functions of various businesses, governments, organizations and individuals. Its features are proving to be extremely beneficial in places where man cannot reach or is unable to perform in a timely and efficient manner. This has led to increasing work efficiency and productivity, decreasing workload and production costs, improving accuracy, refining service and customer relations, and resolving security issues on a vast scale. This promising industry has led to development of hundreds of more uses of drones as individual, businesses and government have come to realization that drones have multiple useful features, just to mention a few which include: · Aerial photography · Precision crop monitoring and spraying · Building safety inspections · Geographic mapping of inaccessible terrain and location · Express shipping and delivery · Law enforcement and border control surveillance · Search and rescue using thermal drones · Gathering information Back here at home this has captured attention of various sectors for either leisure or commercial use. Under the Civil Aviaton (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Regulations, 2020 Act Kenyans can now buy and operate a drone without fear of breaking the law. It is worth noting that this aviation sector is bound for exponential growth and expansion. Our institution hasn’t been left behind in the use of this technology. So stay tuned for updates on the the various projects we are undertaking.