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There’s More To Flying Drones Than You Think

Looks Easy? There's More To Flying Drones Than You ThinkTerry Jarrell

Looks Easy? There’s More To Flying Drones Than You Think There is a stunning level of underestimating the complexity and power of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Often thought of as mere toys, these aircraft have a proper place in the skies and require a solid understanding of operations to fly safely and competently. So, what is a UAS? Drone has become a…

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Drone Pilots and Hurricane Response Efforts

Drone Pilots and Hurricane Response Efforts - Could They Cause More Problems?Christopher Todd / sUAS News

Drone Pilots and Hurricane Response Efforts – Could They Cause More Problems? Last year’s hurricane season was a benchmark year for the role of drones in emergency management.  Harvey, Irma, and Maria all had varying characteristics that served well to showcase the benefits that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can provide for response and recovery operations.  However, the well-documented –- and…

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DSLRPros and ParaZero Partner

DSLRPros and ParaZero Partner Up On New ProjectDSLRPros

DSLRPros and ParaZero Partner Up On New Project Drone integrator and top DJI enterprise vendor DSLRPros, a drone integrator and DJI enterprise vendor, has announced a key partnership with drone safety system manufacturer, ParaZero. Under the DSLRPros and ParaZero partnership, DSLRpros will offer the ParaZero SafeAir system for the DJI Matrice 200 series and DJI Matrice 600 series of drones. DSLRPros will provide…

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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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