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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, […]
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 […]

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Roof Inspections with Thermal Imaging

Roof Inspections with Thermal Imaging

This new video from our friends at FLIR shares the four things you need to know to get the most out of your roof inspection with thermal imaging!
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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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 […]
Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

Precision agriculture gets a boost from multirotors Here at the Roswell Flight Test Crew, we typically focus on the “sexy” applications for rotor drones: flying a First-Person View (FPV) machine over a burning building to support firefighters battling the blaze on the ground below, or using an aerial cinema rig to capture a dynamic shot […]

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King Schools Releases App For Prep Courses

King Schools Releases App For Prep Courses

Prepping for the Part 107 exam? King Schools has you covered: Aspiring Drone Pilots now have a convenient way to continue their studies even when they are offline by using the free KING Companion App for iPad or iPhone together with King Schools’ Online Drone Pilot License Test Prep Course. The app allows drone pilots who […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]
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