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Drones For Conservation

Drones For Conservation

When you hear the word “drones” the first thing that comes to mind is probably not conservation. But as the technology of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones continues to advance, they are proving useful in many facets of conservation work. At the forefront of this venture is The Nature Conservancy’s Gustavo Lozada, technology and […]
5 Cinematic Drone Shots [VIDEO]

5 Cinematic Drone Shots [VIDEO]

Looking to up your aerial videography game? These may be the only five drone shots you’ll ever need! Check out this terrific video from the Drone Film Guide.

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Humpbacks Herd Salmon [VIDEO]

Humpbacks Herd Salmon [VIDEO]

Humpback whales off the Pacific Northwest coast were documented performing never-before-filmed behavior—herding salmon directly into their gaping mouths with their fins. This extraordinary feeding strategy, filmed by a drone, works in tandem with another advanced hunting strategy that involves encircling schools of fish in a morass or screen of bubbles – blocking the sight and […]
Amphibious Drones Fly BVLOS

Amphibious Drones Fly BVLOS

An expedition carried out in remote atolls in Belize with two Aeromapper Talon Amphibious fixed wing drones was successfully completed on early 2019. The pioneering drone expedition was part of a series of trials to test the technology against illegal fishing activities and to help with conservation efforts on marine protected areas.  The drone operations accomplished a series of records […]

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Chimney Sweep?

Chimney Sweep?

Leading industrial drone solutions provider Terra Drone Corporation has successfully demonstrated its non-destructive testing (NDT) capabilities by inspecting a 160-meter chimney at a thermal power plant in Japan. The chimney inspection was conducted using ultrasonic testing (UT) drone developed by Terra Drone group company Terra Inspectioneering, a market leader in wireless inspection of industrial, hazardous, […]
Drone Insurance for Commercial Operations

Drone Insurance for Commercial Operations

When first starting out as a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator, many business owners and pilots do not know where to begin to locate an insurance provider. Many “standard” insurance companies do not insure—and may specifically exclude from their policies—an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). To properly insure your commercial operations, start by contacting aviation-specific […]

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Industrial Washer Drones

Industrial Washer Drones

North Carolina company Lucid is using drones to help clean commercial and residential buildings with the ability to clean 2000 square feet in 10 minutes. Founed by three Davidson College students, the company hopes to expand the market for their “drone-assisted exterior cleaning” service to the Triangle and perhaps Virginia. “We’ve got the hardware so we can […]
Make Money in Real Estate

Make Money in Real Estate

We are often asked, “How can I make money flying a drone?” While there are many different ways to cash in using your aircraft, one that is available to new pilots in almost every city is real-estate photography/videography. Because getting started can be a challenge, we asked our good friend Joe McBride, owner of Discovery […]

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Aerial Photography & Composition

Aerial Photography & Composition

Taking photos from dizzying heights doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be interesting or effective. Once you’ve located yourself on a high altitude with a drone, aimlessly shooting will not guarantee you any visually pleasing results. In fact, the most common problem I’ve observed with amateur photographers is that, once they’ve made their drone airborne, […]
Drone Cowboys

Drone Cowboys

Recently, we got a chance to talk to Nick Swartzendruber, who owns a successful drone company out of California: Drone Cowboys. Nick is also a part-time drone instructor at Drone Universities, which helps new pilots prepare for the FAA 107 test. Nick tells us a little about his company and what it is like behind […]
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