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Drone Travel 101

Drone Travel 101

My recent exposure into the world of drones has led me to using my 30 years of aviation experience to teach UAV ground schools and write documents for UAV operators in Canada. While my aviation roles cover several operational areas, my role as Flight Dispatcher, Private Pilot and Operations Manager have provided a wealth of […]
New FAA Rules for Recreational Flyers

New FAA Rules for Recreational Flyers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF). While recreational flyers may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in […]

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Want to Fly a Drone? Everything You Need to Know

Want to Fly a Drone? Everything You Need to Know

The current Part 107 rules that drone pilots need to follow came out in 2016. The FAA made some updates in June 2018 that are included in this review of the requirements to get a drone license for commercial flying.   What Does the FAA Define as the Commercial Use of a Drone? The FAA […]

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Put Your Drone To Work

Put Your Drone To Work

What recommendations would you give to an aspiring drone operator who has a Part 107 certification and is looking for commercial work? Answer: Having the certification is a good starting point, but there is a lot more to becoming a competent commercial drone pilot. Prospective pilots must have additional training in the various platforms, payloads, […]
Long-Exposure Photo Tricks

Long-Exposure Photo Tricks

You might think that the folks at Polar Pro would know a thing or two about finding great long-exposure locations and capturing incredible images, and you’d be right. In this video, the PolarPro experts share their insider secrets to scouting long-exposure photo locations — great info or drone and ground-based photographers. Check it out! Read […]

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How to Pass the Part 107 Exemption Exam

How to Pass the Part 107 Exemption Exam

This article will cover the ways I studied for the test and some tricks to successfully pass any test. The first piece of advice—and this may seem obvious—is that you must know the material. This means you need to understand the material, not just be aware of it. Knowing that there is a difference, for example, between Class B and […]
Drone Airspace ABCs

Drone Airspace ABCs

Situational awareness is key to safe and successful flights On June 30, 1956, the first major midair collision in our nation’s history occurred over Grand Canyon National Park. On a clear day, a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided in uncontrolled airspace, causing 128 fatalities. The deadliest U.S. commercial-airline disaster ever, this […]

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BVLOS drones bring efficiency and speed to the task of collecting data over large areas, like those along railroad tracks.

Going Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is the most talked about concept in the commercial-drone world today—and for good reason. Many of the most lucrative opportunities for introducing drones into real-world commercial use are based on inspecting and gathering data over large swaths of land, such as railroads, utility lines, and farms that require autonomy. […]
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