Part 107 Certification

Drone Training for Educators – Back to School!

Drone Training for Educators – Back to School!

At Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon education professionals gathered on campus for the state’s first Drone Training for Educators conference. “We had 30 educators from public and private schools all around the state come out to participate, including a teacher from the Oregon School for the Deaf and a program in central Oregon that serves […]
Drone FAQs: Airspace

Drone FAQs: Airspace

The easiest, fastest method for operators of a remote unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to determine the overlying airspace is to utilize one of the many apps available to them. The FAA’s B4UFLY app uses the GPS on your phone to show where you are graphically on a map as well as what airspace is overlying […]

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Drone FAQs: What are NOTAMs?

Drone FAQs: What are NOTAMs?

The acronym “NOTAM” stands for “Notice to Airmen” and was put into place in April 1947. NOTAMs are informational advisories (not laws) and are filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to give pilots and remote pilot operators notice of any potential hazards that could affect the safety of their flight. Some typical uses might […]
UAV Drone Education

UAV Drone Education

We devote pages and pages in every issue of RotorDrone to the ever-expanding role that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) of all types play in our world. Much of our focus is recreational, but increasingly you see us documenting (and celebrating!) the commercial, environmental, and public-safety advancements that drones are ushering in. UAS is far and […]

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Drone Flying: A Guide to FAA Airspace Terms

Drone Flying: A Guide to FAA Airspace Terms

If flying a drone/UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) commercially under Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules is your first foray into the aviation world, the alphabet soup of information you need to know can be intimidating. Reading sectional charts or deciphering NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen) and TFRs (Temporary Flight Restrictions) can send chills […]
Part 107 Study Guide

Part 107 Study Guide

This video is part of a free comprehensive study guide for the FAA Part 107 sUAS Drone Certification offered by Tony &Chelsea Northrup.  Be sure to check out their website for more information.  http://sdp.io/107

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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 […]
HobbyTown’s Web-Based Drone Training

HobbyTown’s Web-Based Drone Training

HobbyTown, the nation’s largest retail hobby franchise,has partnered with two companies to offer customers easy access to web based drone training. Two courses are available:  Basic Drone Training, Droneology by PCS Ed Ventures (PCSV)  FAA Part 107 Drone Certification Prep from Dart Drones. Basic Drone Training – For this course, HobbyTown has partnered […]

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The FAA’s Part 107 and You

The FAA’s Part 107 and You

On June 20, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the long-awaited final text for the Part 107 regulation that would integrate small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)—drones weighing less than 55 pounds—into the national airspace on a large scale. This article will provide an overview of how to operate under the new rule and what […]
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