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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 […]
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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B4UFLY Updates Coming Soon

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with Kittyhawk to redevelop B4UFLY to further our safety mission and create a new and improved mobile application to help recreational drone operators learn where they can and can’t fly. The project is being done at no cost to the FAA. The B4UFLY App will continue to be […]
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, […]

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How to Pass the Part 107 Exemption Exam

How to Pass the Part 107 Exemption Exam

This article will cover the ways I studied for the test and some tricks to successfully pass any test. The first piece of advice—and this may seem obvious—is that you must know the material. This means you need to understand the material, not just be aware of it. Knowing that there is a difference, for example, between Class B and […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
UAS Integration Pilot Program News

UAS Integration Pilot Program News

Was the state or area you live in chosen by the FAA to participate in its UAS Integration Pilot Program? We congratulate the following selected participants: City of Reno, Nevada City of San Diego, California Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (Virginia Tech) Kansas Department of Transportation Lee County (Florida) Mosquito Control District […]
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