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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 […]
How to Pass the Part 107 Exemption Exam

How to Pass the Part 107 Exemption Exam

When I tell fellow drone pilots that I have my remote pilot’s license, the first question they usually ask is “Was the unmanned aircraft test hard?” This is a subjective question, and much will depend on your background and experience with full-size aircraft. If  you’ve never had any experience with any type of aircraft and […]

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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 […]
Aerial Photos — Getting Started

Aerial Photos — Getting Started

Many drone pilots will begin the process of moving from just flying drones to flying drones with some purpose, and there are two directions you can go. For sports and enjoyment, many will head toward drone racing, while others will want to document their flight through photography or videos. We will save drone racing for […]

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Drone Search and Rescue- Mission Ready – Part Two

Drone Search and Rescue- Mission Ready – Part Two

The rain was so heavy that, in no time, we were all completely drenched. We didn’t have time to put on our rain gear. Luckily, I had decided to pack the drone in a dry bag inside the backpack. So at least I knew that the Phantom 4 would stay dry. The conditions got worse […]

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Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

Testing search-and-rescue drones that may soon save lives Text & photos by Romeo Durscher I had always envisioned that drone technology could be used in first res ponder situations, but for that to really happen, the technology had to mature a little more. In late 2014, at the brink of the release of the Phantom […]
DJI Mavic Air Review

DJI Mavic Air Review

The new Mavic Air is a small, compact drone that is the perfect companion for those looking to take a flying camera with them everywhere to capture all their activities. The drone is well built and comes pre-assembled, ready for flight. Beginner pilots could easily learn how to fly the Mavic Air as long as […]

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NORTH DAKOTA UAS DRONE TEST SITE CONTINUES RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH NASA

NORTH DAKOTA UAS DRONE TEST SITE CONTINUES RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH NASA

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) has worked with the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) to execute its first missions under the master agreement with the Devils Lake based-Camp Grafton Training Center facilities signed last month. This first project supported efforts for […]
NYC Drone Film Festival 2018

NYC Drone Film Festival 2018

Where celebration, education, and inspiration converge by matt boyd The New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) is now in its fourth year, and with each passing event, it cements itself further as a premier showcase of not only drone technology and technique but also the degree to which drone-based camera platforms are becoming a […]
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