GreenSight Celebrates Five Thousand Automated Flights!

GreenSight Celebrates Five Thousand Automated Flights!

As a drone flight took off quietly and without fanfare over Manito Golf & Country Club in Spokane, WA last week, those of us here at GreenSight headquarters in Boston were high-fiving and whooping it up. Why? Well, it’s not every day that we get to celebrate company milestones, and the Manito drone flight marked GreenSight’s five thousandth flight since the company’s inception in 2015.
Trend: Drones Give Courses An Eye In The Sky

Trend: Drones Give Courses An Eye In The Sky

Most every weekday, just before noon, Kevin Hauschel carries his drone to its designated launch site, attaches its propellers and sends an all-systems-go text to a pilot more than 2,500 miles away. Promptly, the drone launches and begins its GPS-programmed, 20-minute flight across Meadow Club’s 18-hole golf course in Fairfax, Calif. It’s a routine that might, for some, get tedious. But Hauschel, golf course superintendent at the San Francisco-area club, watches in wonder. Every time his drone takes wing, he sees something most other superintendents cannot: the future.
Getting Your Remote Pilot in Command Certification the Easy Way!

Getting Your Remote Pilot in Command Certification the Easy Way!

‍Recently I committed to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot in Command test and passed with 80%. I wanted to get a better feeling for what it took to study, schedule and pass the exam so I’d have a better understanding of what you have already done or will be doing in the near future. Plus I felt really guilty not being able to handle the exact thing that I provide to golf courses across the country, like a car salesman that can’t drive the cars he or she is selling. I wanted to “put myself in your shoes”
GreenSight headed to JIFX 19-3 for fully automated drone security solution experiment

GreenSight headed to JIFX 19-3 for fully automated drone security solution experiment

Next week, GreenSight will be sending a team of engineers to JIFX 19-3, a tactical field experiment event, to evaluate the utility of our fully automated security solution. Our experiment focuses on how unattended drones flying continuously over an area, can be used to detect and monitor changes in the environment such as disturbed soil, vehicle movement and personnel movement. We’ll be leveraging all our drone and machine learning technology to pull it off, gathering valuable feedback from the user community and a rich dataset we can use to hone our analytics and alerts.
Announcing the Dreamer Drone with 60 Minutes of Usable Flight Time

Announcing the Dreamer Drone with 60 Minutes of Usable Flight Time

Here at GreenSight, we don’t announce concepts, we announce real products. This week we’re proud to announce our Dreamer drone with the longest flight time in its class. It has been in development now for over a year and flying at customer sites all over the US and Canada now for over 6 months. A beautiful blend of endurance, stability, reliability, and safety. We’ve already logged over 700 flights and 350 hours in the air.
GreenSight Granted FAA Waiver For Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) Drone Operations

GreenSight Granted FAA Waiver For Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) Drone Operations

BOSTON, MA, January 19th, 2017 – GreenSight Agronomics, a drone services, and agricultural intelligence provider, has secured a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate its drone system beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). BVLOS operations allow GreenSight to control its drone systems stationed anywhere in the world remotely from its Boston command center. While this waiver still requires a local visual observer, it is an important first step toward unattended operations.
GreenSight Launching Their Second Generation Turfgrass Drone Service

GreenSight Launching Their Second Generation Turfgrass Drone Service

GreenSight’s drone systems, shipping in January, are offered as a annual lease and include the drone hardware, free hardware upgrades, support, and access to automated data processing and alerts to changing turfgrass conditions. The system was developed in conjunction with some of the most respected golf course superintendents in North America and refined in collaboration with agrochemical companies over their test plots in the U.S. and Europe. This second generation of the GreenSight drone includes a proprietary thermal camera enabling the company’s software to determine the transpiration rate of 9-holes of turfgrass each flight. The drone flies completely autonomously; the