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Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Understanding FAA, operational, and personal LIMITS is key to safe flying At 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2017, a DJI Phantom 4 had a midair collision with a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flying off the shoreline of Staten Island, New York. The collision damaged a main rotor blade and a window on the upper […]
Getting a Charger: How Many Watts Do You Need?

Getting a Charger: How Many Watts Do You Need?

One of the decisions you need to make before getting a new charger is how much power you need. Electrical power is measured in watts, and this is the key to figuring out how many amps your charger can provide for your charging needs. The formula for this is: watts/voltage = amps. To decide if a charger is […]

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Getting Great Aerial Shots Over Water

Getting Great Aerial Shots Over Water

Very early on, I became fascinated with the possibility of using drones to create  island-wide panoramas and unique perspectives of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. I learned some hard lessons about how to research and prepare for each flight, when I would fly my drone into the very unforgiving environment of breaking waves, high winds, and […]
Long-Exposure Drone Images

Long-Exposure Drone Images

Long exposure photos with the DJI Mavic Air are very much possible, as long as you have the right tools (ND filters) and use the right settings. In this video, Mike of Drone Supremacy shows you how he takes long-exposure shots with the Mavic Air and which filters and settings you need to use if […]

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Drones 101: Getting Started

Drones 101: Getting Started

There’s no doubt about the fact that drones have become increasingly popular nowadays. They are more affordable than ever, more advanced and sophisticated than before. But getting started with drones is not as straightforward as you might think. It takes a little bit of studying, complying with the regulation and most importantly – a lot […]
Charging several battery packs at once

Charging several battery packs at once

Lithium battery chemistry is volatile. If one battery can catch fire and cause a lot of damage because of improper charging, imagine what several batteries hooked together and charging in close proximity to one another can do if anything goes wrong. Parallel charging might sound like a convenient way to charge multiple batteries at the same time, but it can […]

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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 […]
Fly Safely with a 3-Person Crew

Fly Safely with a 3-Person Crew

When working as a commercial drone pilot shooting footage for TV commercials and movies, pilots have to be able to fly their multirotors in a wide array of  circumstances. This includes flying indoors and outside under various weather and lighting conditions. Needless to say, this can create a stressful environment for pilots, who can have […]

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How to Get Part 107 Re-Certified

How to Get Part 107 Re-Certified

Commercial drone pilots who received their Remote Pilot Airman Certificate under Part 107 may remember it only has a 24 month shelf life before they need to re-certify their knowledge. Yesterday, the FAA announced an update to its Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification Standards which detailed the process for recurrent testing. The recurrent […]
Become a Drone Entrepreneur

Become a Drone Entrepreneur

Thinking about adding a drone to your business or starting a new career flying one? This June, FIT can teach you how to master drone flight and prepare for the FAA’s Remote Pilot Knowledge Test. Business and hobby pilots can now learn how to fly their drones safely and legally, understand new job opportunities and […]
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