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FAA Part 107 Guide: What is the Difference Between MSL and AGL?

part 107 license Nov 17, 2021

Becoming a drone pilot can sometimes feel like you’re trying to learn a whole new language. But don’t worry—we’re here to translate some of the lingo for you and help you take flight successfully (and legally). 

If you’re studying for Part 107 to get your...

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Getting Approved to Fly a Drone in Zero Grid Controlled Airspace

regulations Nov 10, 2021

In 2017, the FAA launched the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. Before LAANC, it was difficult, if not impossible, to get approval to fly near airports or other areas with controlled airspace. The system made life for commercial drone pilots much easier, but...

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Top Tips to Get the Perfect Aerial Shot

filming and editing Sep 21, 2021

If you are interested in learning about using aerial photography professionally, there is a lot you need to know. It is much more involved than just taking pictures using a drone, and it all starts with the perfect shot. 

I've been a photographer since I was about 12 years old, and it's...

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How to Legally Fly Your Drone at Night—FAA Part 107 Updates

part 107 license Sep 13, 2021

Right now everyone is asking this very BIG question. Can you fly a drone at night? The answer, for now, is YES for both recreational and commercial drone pilots. 

Prior to April 2021, you would have to obtain a 107.29 Daylight Operations Waiver, which would allow you to fly at night, and you...

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All DJI Intelligent Flight Modes Explained

filming and editing Sep 01, 2021

So you've built up some confidence flying your new DJI drone, and now you’re curious as to how those intelligent flight modes work. In this article, I’ll explain all of the new DJI Intelligent Flight Modes, and show you exactly how to use them. Read on to learn more.

Before we get...

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Updates to FAA Part 107 Rules & Regulations (Flying over people, Flight at night, Recurrent Exam etc.)

Uncategorized Apr 20, 2021

Part 107 Updates

The FAA started the sUAS Part 107 program in June 2016. The program has been extremely popular, with 223,634 remote pilots certified and over 367,848 registered commercial drones in the United States as of April 19, 2021. As the FAA gets their hands around the concept of a...

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How Drone Are Leveraging LiDAR Cameras

Uncategorized Jul 22, 2020

Drones & Lidar

Modern commercial drones have evolved from what was mainly a flying camera into powerful data collecting tools. Standard Red Green Blue (RGB) cameras represent the most basic payloads for drones. Another step up in capability and cost are thermal and multispectral cameras. Even...

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Drones & Multispectral Cameras

Uncategorized Jul 20, 2020

Drones & Multispectral Cameras

Commercial drone pilots looking to work in the agricultural industry or in conservation should seriously consider multispectral cameras. There are, of course, several agriculture applications for standard Red Green Blue (RGB) cameras and, in some cases, even...

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Leveraging Thermal Imaging Drones

Uncategorized Jul 16, 2020

Thermal Cameras

When looking at the type of work you can perform with your drone, the deciding factor is often what kind of payload the aircraft is carrying. For most commercial drones, the standard payload is a Red Green Blue (RGB) camera. 

RGB cameras see roughly the same spectrum of light...

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How Drones Are Changing Construction

Uncategorized Jul 06, 2020

Drones in Construction

Perhaps no industry has adopted drones on a larger scale than the construction industry. From large multi-national firms to small family-owned operations, professionals in the space have seen the benefits of adding drones into their operations. Improvements in safety and...

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