A few weeks before our Syria Airlift Challenge: Sacramento, we received an email from BBC senior reporter Catrin Nye, who had previously done work on Syria. She had participated in two aid convoys bringing medical supplies to the Syrian border, and had seen the tragic fallout from the war firsthand. She was intrigued by Uplift’s[…]
On March 28-29, 2015, Uplift Aeronautics trained a group of Arab-Americans–including refugees from the conflicts in Iraq and Syria–to operate a fleet of four Waliid UAVs for medical deliveries to inaccessible populations. Families took part in every activity, from packing cargo and making parachutes to running preflight checklists and operating ground stations. Uplift Aeronautics current[…]
The Linux Foundation brings open source support to drone development with Dronecode. Mark and Jessie attended the first Dronecode meeting to emphasize the importance of drones and UAV technology in humanitarian projects.
The theme for the 2015 Embedded Linux Conference was ‘Drones, Things and Automobiles’. Mark and Jessie showcased the Waliid 1 and engaged the Linux Community with the story of how the Syria Airlift Project was founded, our paradigm for a new type of nonprofit UAV corporation, and the challenges our team has faced. Our speech[…]