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Drones and Wildfires Do Not Mix

Drones and Wildfires Do Not Mix luke flynt

FAA: Drones and Wildfires Do Not Mix. PERIOD. If you fly your drone anywhere near a wildfire, you could get someone killed. That’s the stern warning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. wildland fire agencies have for pilots of unmanned aircraft (“UAS,” or more popularly “drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires. When firefighting aircraft have to be grounded due to an unauthorized drone…

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Every Pilot Makes Mistakes – They Happen

EVERY PILOT MAKES MISTAKESAOPA file photo.

Every Pilot Makes Mistakes Every pilot makes mistakes, be it in manned aircraft or as a remote pilot. My company is a strong proponent of education and aviation safety. I am a private pilot who holds many aircraft ratings including powered planes, gliders, ultralights, as well as the unmanned Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate. I understand the need for continuing education,…

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Certified Aerial Infrared Thermographer

Become a Certified Aerial Infrared ThermographerUAV Experts

Certified Aerial Infrared Thermographer Class? Only A Few Spots Left In The May Class – Sign Up Today The intensive two-day program is ideal for current UAV pilots wanting to expand into the infrared inspection and detection arena, as well as for non-UAV pilots wanting to become pilots and expand their current businesses. The Certified Aerial Thermographer Program covers many…

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AMA Safety Code and Safety Handbook

AMA Safety Code and Safety HandbookAMA

AMA Safety Code and Safety Handbook Yes, we have a new AMA Safety Code, but not really. So why the change? If you read through it, you will find the Safety Code still institutes the same safety principles that have kept our hobby safe for decades. However, it is now much shorter and more succinct than the old Safety Code, and…

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UAVE To Launch Aerial Infrared Training Program

UAV Experts To Launch Aerial Infrared Training ProgramUAV Experts

UAV Experts To Launch Aerial Infrared Training Program Cumming, GA– While already offering one of the most extensive and sought after UAV Flight Training Programs in the U.S., UAV Experts is once again breaking ground with the launch of a new Certified Aerial Thermographer Program. Produced and taught through an exclusive partnership with world infrared leader, Monroe Infrared, this new…

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First Drone Operator With BCV and BARS

Africa's First Drone Operator With BCV and BARS CertificationsRocketmine

Africa’s First Drone Operator With BCV and BARS Certifications South Africa based Rocketmine, a subsidiary of the Delta Drone Group, has become the first drone operator in Africa to obtain both Basic Compliance Verification (BCV) and Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS) certifications, after almost a year of intense auditing through independent consultants. This achievement speaks directly to the excellent safety…

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Joint Effort Boosts Drone Standards

New Joint Effort Boosts Drone Standards for Public Safety OfficialsASTM Intl

New Joint Effort Boosts Drone Standards for Public Safety Officials Two of the world’s leading safety-standards developers are joining forces to help the growing number of public safety professionals who want to use drones – also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – to help protect and save lives. According to the official release, the National Fire Protection Association and ASTM…

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AMA Response to Commercial Drone Alliance

AMA Response to Commercial Drone AllianceDiana Macesanu

AMA Response to Commercial Drone Alliance The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has responded to the Commercial Drone Alliance’s call for a repeal of Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which currently prohibits the Federal Aviation Administration from regulating qualifying model aircraft. AMA’s number one priority is the safety of our nation’s skies. Through Section 336, AMA…

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Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS SafetyEmbry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex)

MicaPlex Incubator Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) can help locate missing senior citizens, assess damage after big storms and inspect crops, but drones can also pose safety risks if they collide with people. Rotor Shield LLC, an incubator firm affiliated with Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), has designed patent-pending technology to…

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DPS Launches Public Safety UAS Program

DPS Launches Public Safety UAS ProgramClem Onojeghuo

DPS Launches Public Safety UAS Program The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has announced the launch of a new public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program. The department’s multi-purpose, small UAS will be used for a variety of public safety missions across Texas, including flight missions related to: officer safety, search and rescue, disaster support, aerial observation support, crash…

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