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Czech Castles & Fairy Towns

Czech Castles & Fairy Towns

I never considered the Czech Republic as a travel destination when searching for new and exciting places to visit. Yet, when my girlfriend decided she wanted to celebrate a big birthday on a National Geographic Vienna to Prague Hiking Adventure trip through the Czech Republic, I was amenable. Little did I realize the trip would […]
Free Class! Embry-Riddle UAS Public Safety

Free Class! Embry-Riddle UAS Public Safety

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) to anyone with an Internet connection and a desire to learn about aviation. And they are free! Future MOOCs will be announced as scheduled. This two-week MOOC covers key concepts related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as applied to the Public Safety (PS) sector (Law Enforcement, […]

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Free Webinar: Get the Most Out of Drone Data

Free Webinar: Get the Most Out of Drone Data

Drones and the data they generate are transforming industries. With the rapid rate of innovation and increased adoption, users need to continue learning to keep pace with the industry. This training session will cover tips to help users get the most out of their drone imagery. Specifically, attendees will learn about the following: -Pre-processing data […]
Insurance Coverage 101

Insurance Coverage 101

The recreational and commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones is expected to increase exponentially over the next decade. Operating UAVs is not without its risks. For example, in one published court decision, Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co. v. Hollycal Production, Inc., an aerial photographer who was using a camera-mounted UAV to take wedding […]

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Free FAA Webinars

Free FAA Webinars

After receiving positive feedback and constructive input, the FAA has optimized their program content and added a session to include the recent changes to recreational flying. Webinar schedule: June 19, 2019 2 P.M. ET                 Public Safety: How to Start a Drone Program June 27, 2019 4 P.M. ET                 Recreational Flyers: Fly Safe. Have Fun. […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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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Free FAA Webinar – Register Now

Free FAA Webinar – Register Now

Please join FAA Safety Inspector Kevin Morris and the FAA’s team of experts on April 16 for a LIVE webinar on why airspace matters. This is the first in a series of FREE webinars about airspace authorizations and what you need to know to operate safely. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and […]
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