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Dropping Bombs: Performing Avalanche Mitigation by Drone

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Being a ski patroller comes with some risks, and at some resorts, those risks include tossing changes for avalanche mitigation. Mountain Drones wants to take those charges out of the hands of patrollers and attach them to an octocopter. While it started with the unfortunate death of a friend in the East Vail Chutes, the group behind Mountain Drones wants to help prevent future losses of life by pioneering drone avalanche mitigation. The company is performing test flights for now and looking toward clearing FAA hurdles.

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