After the CTI and FOCA acknowledged support for the Meteodrone project in November 2014, another piece of good news arrived us recently.
Thanks to the approval of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), we are now the first Swiss company who got the permission for mini UAVs to fly with multiple aircrafts at the same time beyond visual line of sight. For example, this means that our Meteodrones are approved to fly also through clouds and fog which enables us to conduct meteorological real world field campaigns.
Thus, we can now go on with our next test phase. With the data collected in the forthcoming measurement campaign we will continue the development of an improved weather model, in which fog and thunder are much more precisely predictable.