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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 […]
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, […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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, […]

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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 […]
Drones & Making Money

Drones & Making Money

Expert keys to a successful small business As the demand for the unique capabilities of drones soars ever higher, even as the advances in drone tech lower the barriers to meeting those demands, the chance for pilots to turn their skills and enthusiasm for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into business opportunities is exploding. But with […]

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Drones Help to Preserve the American West

Drones Help to Preserve the American West

Aerial exploration of a gold rush ghost town The folks at Monarch, Inc., and their precision multirotors have surveyed everything from agricultural crops to crime scenes and everything between. When a call came in from the California State Parks system asking if they could fly over a historic gold-mining ghost town to analyze its structures, […]
Multirotors and filming – perfect combination

Multirotors and filming – perfect combination

Here is another Behind the Scenes video from one of our favorite film makers Devin Graham (AKA Devinsupertramp).  Devin likes to use Multi-rotors equipped with high end cameras to incorporate the aerial footage into the final production.  Enjoy!     Here is the final production video.  
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