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How to Legally Fly Drones Over People and Moving Vehicles

Drones and Their Role in A Data-Driven Future

Now that more people than ever own and operate drones, they have become valuable both as devices for leisure and for commercial use. Beyond just taking aerial photos and videos, drones can be outfitted with sensors and other data-gathering technology. With their unique mobility, drones can fulfill a highly specialized role.

FAA Recreational Exam for Drone Pilots (TRUST) – What You Need to Know

FAA Recreational Exam for Drone Pilots (TRUST) – What You Need to Know

For the past five years, drone pilots in the US who wish to fly commercially have had to take a knowledge test before they can be certified. This has become a well-accepted fact and has been embraced by almost everyone in the drone community. Right now, FAA is moving ahead with the next level of

What are Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) for Drone Pilots?

What are Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) for Drone Pilots?

One of the provisions under Section 44809 is for recreational drone pilots to operate according to the safety guidelines that have been developed by a community-based organization (CBOs) with the FAA. This underscores the role of CBOs and how relevant they are in terms of educating and enforcing safety restrictions on recreational drone flight.

Should You Get DJI Drone Financing Through Affirm?

Should You Get DJI Drone Financing Through Affirm?

Just as with most high-value consumer items, buying a drone can be a huge financial commitment. This is despite the fact that drones have gotten significantly cheaper in the last couple of years. As the demand for drones becomes higher, some companies have stepped in to provide more flexible financing options.

Things to Check Before Buying A Second-Hand Drone

Things to Check Before Buying A Second-Hand Drone

The rate at which new drone models have been released in the last few years has been pretty impressive. This is especially true of the DJI Mavic line which seemingly gets updated every year. This has created a thriving market for second-hand drones. As with any second-hand item, you’ll need to be a lot more

Tips for Flying Your Drone Safely Over Water

Tips for Flying Your Drone Safely Over Water

One of the most nerve-wracking experiences for a drone pilot is to fly their expensive, top-of-the-line drone over a body of water. A crash on the ground is something that a drone can conceivably recover from, but the same cannot be said about a crash in the ocean. However, flying a drone over water is dangerous.

What’s the Difference Between DJI Unlock and FAA Approval?

What’s the Difference Between DJI Unlock and FAA Approval?

Airspace restrictions have been one of the most controversial issues among drone pilot communities. Much of the efforts by the FAA on drone regulations have been for the goal of avoiding any close encounter between drones and manned aircraft, which may have potentially disastrous consequences.

Can a Color Blind Person Go Into Aviation?

Can a Color Blind Person Go Into Aviation?

Most careers in aviation will require the applicant to get an FAA medical certificate. This is proof that they are mentally and physically fit for the job. However, certain conditions may complicate how to secure this certificate. One condition that could be concerning is color blindness.

How to Legally Fly Drones Over People and Moving Vehicles

How to Legally Fly Drones Over People and Moving Vehicles

As of April 21, 2021, the FAA’s proposed changes on the Part 107 rules for drone flight over people and moving vehicles have been implemented. This should give more operational flexibility to commercial drone pilots. However, this does not mean that the safety of bystanders should become compromised.

How to Renew Your Part 107 License Currency in 2021

How to Renew Your Part 107 License Currency in 2021

It has been a few months since the FAA announced huge changes on the recurrency requirement for Part 107-licensed drone pilots. From the initial target of March 2021, the recurrent test was delayed several times until it finally went online on April 6. These delays have fueled lots of confusion, along with the fact that…

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How to Pitch Your Drone Services to Potential Clients

How to Register Your Drone to a Company on the FAA Drone Zone

As more companies start to integrated drones into their day-to-day operations, they also have to be well-versed about laws that regulate the commercial use of drones. One important requirement is that these drones need to be registered with the FAA for accountability and traceability. In most cases, a drone is registered under the name of the owner of the drone.

The DJI FPV Drone – How Good is the First Racing Drone from DJI?

The DJI FPV Drone – How Good is the First Racing Drone from DJI?

DJI’ s first foray into the FPV racing drone market, the DJI FPV drone has finally been released following several months of anticipation. How will DJI fare in this market that has been long dominated by DIY drone racers? With more responsive controls and a crisp front-facing FPV camera, it’s pretty clear that DJI has

How to Pitch Your Drone Services to Potential Clients

How to Pitch Your Drone Services to Potential Clients

Anyone who goes into business needs to know the art of the pitch. A pitch needs to be short, engaging, and focus on a message. If you’re a drone pilot, your pitch needs to convey all the benefits of taking on your services.

Tips for Flying Drones at Night – What You Need to Know

Tips for Flying Drones at Night – What You Need to Know

Despite a few hiccups, it seems like Part 107-licensed drone pilots will finally be able to fly drones at night without a waiver. This is following changes to the Part 107 rules as proposed and implemented by the FAA. The change has been welcomed by drone pilots and should certainly help the commercial drone service.

Best Anti-Collision Drone Light – 7 Strobe Lights Tested for Visibility

Best Anti-Collision Drone Light – 7 Strobe Lights Tested for Visibility

One of the biggest changes soon to be implemented for the Part 107 rules finally allows commercial drone pilots to fly at night without a waiver. This is a huge step forward for the industry as a whole and opens up lots of opportunities for drone work without the red tape.

Which Companies are Invested in Drone Delivery?

Which Companies are Invested in Drone Delivery?

Ever since drones have been a thing, the concept of using them for parcel delivery has always been on the verge of becoming a reality. The appeal is easy to understand. With drones, parcels can be delivered faster, cheaper, and without contributing to road traffic or vehicle emissions.

Tips for Flying Your Drone in Winter

Tips for Flying Your Drone in Winter

While doing an outdoor activity like flying a drone is less than ideal during winter, it’s not completely impossible. If you’re a professional drone pilot, then you might not even have much of a choice, especially if you work in the public safety sector. Whether for work or just for fun, there are still ways to enjoy your drone.

Avoiding Drone Flyaways: 6 Tips Before You Fly

Avoiding Drone Flyaways: 6 Tips Before You Fly

Is there anything more heartbreaking than seeing your drone fly away while you can’t do anything about it? Despite advanced transmission technologies, drone flyaways continue to happen to this day. When this happens, it will inevitably result in the drone crashing somewhere – likely a few miles away from you.

Part 107 – Tips for Visual Observers

Part 107 – Tips for Visual Observers

A visual observer plays a huge role in drone flight. Next to the remote pilot in command (RPIC), the visual observer is probably the most important person in any drone flight crew. They provide situational awareness even in situations when the RPIC can be distracted by other things. Given how critical this job is…

What the TSA Checks During A Part 107 Application

What the TSA Checks During A Part 107 Application

Compared to any other previous certification standards for drone pilots, Part 107 certification is undeniably a lot faster and less tedious. Most of it is simply studying, taking a test, and passing it. However, there’s a part of the certification process that is still poorly understood – the TSA background check.

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Flying a Drone at Night Without a Waiver with a Part 107 License

Avoiding Drone Flyaways: 6 Tips Before You Fly

Is there anything more heartbreaking than seeing your drone fly away while you can’t do anything about it? Despite advanced transmission technologies, drone flyaways continue to happen to this day. When this happens, it will inevitably result in the drone crashing somewhere – likely a few miles away from you.

Part 107 – Tips for Visual Observers

Part 107 – Tips for Visual Observers

A visual observer plays a huge role in drone flight. Next to the remote pilot in command (RPIC), the visual observer is probably the most important person in any drone flight crew. They provide situational awareness even in situations when the RPIC can be distracted by other things.

What the TSA Checks During A Part 107 Application

What the TSA Checks During A Part 107 Application

Compared to any other previous certification standards for drone pilots, Part 107 certification is undeniably a lot faster and less tedious. Most of it is simply studying, taking a test, and passing it. However, there’s a part of the certification process that is still poorly understood – the TSA background check.

The 5 Hazardous Attitudes in Aviation and How to Spot Them

The 5 Hazardous Attitudes in Aviation and How to Spot Them

Despite what science fiction movies may show us, we are still several years away from true AI-autonomous flight. This means that we will have to stick with human pilots for a while longer. For all the skill and problem-solving abilities of human pilots, humans are still prone to emotional reactions and irrational decisions.

The Sony Airpeak Drone – Will It Challenge DJI?

The Sony Airpeak Drone – Will It Challenge DJI?

Whenever a big name like Sony ventures into waters that are uncharted to them, they are bound to make waves. That certainly seems to be the case with the Airpeak, Sony’s first into what is already a crowded drone market. Unveiled in January 2021, the Airpeak is expected to launch by the Spring of this year!

How Public Safety Agencies Can Request for BVLOS Waivers

How Public Safety Agencies Can Request for BVLOS Waivers

In some cases, the adherence of the FAA to strict drone rules has to give way to matters related to public safety. This includes allowing drone pilots to operate beyond the limits of visual line of sight – one of the longest-standing restrictions of drone flight. Under select circumstances, the FAA allows drone pilots working

2021 Aviation Statistics – How the Industry Has Been Affected by COVID-19

2021 Aviation Statistics – How the Industry Has Been Affected by COVID-19

It is no secret the aviation industry was one of the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The year 2020 saw no shortage of canceled flights, desolate tourist spots, and grounded aircraft. The effect of these on airline companies and the people who work in the aviation industry has also been similarly drastic.

What Causes Signal Dropouts When Flying Drones?

What Causes Signal Dropouts When Flying Drones?

The invisible tether that connects your remote controller to your drone is the one thing that keeps the drone from flying away. Because of this, there’s always that slight moment of panic when you see the signal strength start decreasing. Sometimes, this happens seemingly without reason.

Tips on Establishing a Professional Drone Program

Tips on Establishing a Professional Drone Program

As more industries realize how drones can be useful to them, more and more companies have undertaken efforts to integrate drones into their existing workflow. The biggest challenge facing these companies is that they typically deal with things that are far removed from aviation. Just like in building a new group at work.

Flying a Drone at Night Without a Waiver with a Part 107 License

Flying a Drone at Night Without a Waiver with a Part 107 License

So far, we have already tackled the basics of the final ruling on Remote ID, what the new rules on flying over people and moving vehicles are, and how FRIAs work. In this article, we will be covering yet another facet of drone flight that will be affected by the new Remote ID rules –

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Where to Take the Part 107 Knowledge Test – How to Sign Up

Can a Non-US Citizen Get A Part 107 Drone License?

The US national airspace is well-known for having some of the strictest regulations. Through the years, even drone pilots have come to know and experience this. For those who fly their drones for commercial purposes, the FAA has implemented a licensing process through the Part 107 rules since 2016.

Statistics and Trends for Drones in 2021 and Beyond

Statistics and Trends for Drones in 2021 and Beyond

The growth of the market for drones is happening on two fronts. On one hand, you have the consumer drones that continue to gain mainstream appeal because of how much more convenient and less expensive drones have become in the last few years. On the other hand, you have the commercial market with more and

Where to Take the Part 107 Knowledge Test – How to Sign Up

Where to Take the Part 107 Knowledge Test – How to Sign Up

It’s been more than three years since the FAA started requiring drone pilots to take and pass the Part 107 knowledge test before allowing them to legally fly drones for commercial purposes. Despite all the time that has passed, we still receive a lot of questions asking for clarifications about minor details of the knowledge…

Remote ID: Flying Drones Over People and Moving Vehicles

Remote ID: Flying Drones Over People and Moving Vehicles

Along with the FAA’s announcement of the final ruling on Remote ID, they also made several amendments to already existing rules. Some of the most important amendments were for Part 107 – specifically, the restrictions on flying drones over people and moving vehicles.

Remote ID: What are FRIAs for Drone Flying?

Remote ID: What are FRIAs for Drone Flying?

Just before 2020 ended, the FAA announced the launching of the final ruling on Remote ID, more formally known as 14 CFR Part 89. We have already written a guide on the basic points of the ruling but there is still more ground to cover. In this article, we will focus on one small but

Remote ID Is Here – What You Need to Know and How It Will Work

Remote ID Is Here – What You Need to Know and How It Will Work

Finally, the FAA has published the rules on the soon-to-be-implemented Remote ID system for drones. This is easily one of the most controversial topics within the drone community for the past year. Just before 2020 ended, the FAA released the final ruling on Remote ID after numerous delays and a proposal stage besieged by arguments.

Part 107 Basics: What You Need to Know and Who Needs a Drone License?

Part 107 Basics: What You Need to Know and Who Needs a Drone License?

If you’ve been a member of the drone community for some time, then you’re probably no stranger to Part 107. However, there still are certain facets of Part 107 that are poorly understood, even by experienced drone pilots. As for beginners, learning about Part 107 is critical whether you plan to fly drones recreationally.

DJI Added to US Trade Blacklist – What This Means for Drone Pilots

DJI Added to US Trade Blacklist – What This Means for Drone Pilots

The big news coming out of last week is that global drone brand DJI has been added to the US Department of Commerce’s Entity List. In simple terms, this means that the US will cease to export any technology to the company over issues related to national security.

What is the E6B Flight Computer?

What is the E6B Flight Computer?

Any licensed pilot reading this article probably already knows what an E6B flight computer is and has a strong opinion about its utility. An early aviation tool, some pilots stand by its usefulness while others may think of it as a relic of the past. Regardless, licensed pilots are still expected to know how to…

What Does Part 107 Consider ‘Sparsely Populated’?

What Does Part 107 Consider ‘Sparsely Populated’?

Just as with most other laws, the Part 107 rules contain quite a lot of language that needs to be further clarified. In some cases, however, no such technical definition exists. This applies to the term ‘sparsely populated’ – something that is mentioned in one of the more important provisions under Part 107?

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Section 44809 vs. Part 107 – Are You Flying Recreationally or Commercially?

Section 44809 vs. Part 107 – Are You Flying Recreationally or Commercially?

While federal oversight of drone flight is no longer a new concept, it has been put in the spotlight recently because of a high-profile case where the FAA proposed a fine to a YouTube channel owner of $184,500. On one hand, the case has become a cautionary tale for people who plan to upload drone footage.

What to Do When Someone Approaches You While Flying A Drone

What to Do When Someone Approaches You While Flying A Drone

Drones probably rank way up there in the list of fairly popular technologies, yet poorly understood by the public. If you’ve ever operated a drone in a public place, you have probably experienced the effects of this first-hand. People just can’t resist asking about drones. Sometimes, they can even challenge your right to fly one.

What You Need to Know About Flying Drones Near Critical Infrastructure

What You Need to Know About Flying Drones Near Critical Infrastructure

Note: This article does not provide legal advice and it may be inaccurate or incomplete. It’s for informational purposes only and it’s generally not a good idea to fly around critical infrastructure without doing in-depth research Drones are small and mobile enough to fly just about anywhere.

Do You Need a Drone License to Upload Drone Videos on YouTube?

Do You Need a Drone License to Upload Drone Videos on YouTube?

Without a doubt, aerial videos uploaded to popular social media channels have played a big role in making drones as popular as they are right now. Those who have gained an interest in drones only in the last few years have no doubt watched a drone video that someone else shot and uploaded on YouTube.

How to Prepare a Pre-Flight Inspection Checklist for Drone Flight

How to Prepare a Pre-Flight Inspection Checklist for Drone Flight

If there’s one thing we can pinpoint as the biggest reason for drone crashes, it’s the failure to check if the drone is in proper working condition before starting flight operations. For this reason, the FAA and most of the drone community highly recommend having a pre-flight inspection checklist.

Drones and the Role They Play in Climate Change Response

Drones and the Role They Play in Climate Change Response

Despite the never-ending debates, the science is pretty clear that climate change is a very real problem and one that we need to address as soon as possible. As global temperature rises and natural disasters have more serious consequences, we must now turn to technology as a means to undo whatever damage we have done.

Frequently Asked Questions and Detailed Answers About Part 107

Frequently Asked Questions and Detailed Answers About Part 107

There is no other piece of legislation made in the last five years that is more relevant to drone pilots than the 14 CFR Part 107 rules. These laws were crafted by the FAA in response to a surge of drones taking to the sky because of improvements in drone technology making them more accessible.

Is a Waiver to Fly Drones in Controlled Airspace Still Necessary?

Is a Waiver to Fly Drones in Controlled Airspace Still Necessary?

Whether you’re flying a drone professionally or recreationally, the concept of controlled airspace is one that you need to learn early on. These areas with unusual or heavy air traffic typically restrict drone flight to maintain the safety of the national airspace. However, the Part 107 rules also have a provision that allows this restrictionDrones 6 months ago…

The Best Online Private Pilot Ground School

The Best Online Private Pilot Ground School

There are several crucial steps in receiving a certification as a private pilot – passing a knowledge test, meeting the required number of flight hours, and passing a practical test on the areas of operation. This is a process that requires a significant commitment in terms of effort, time, and money. In this article, we’ll

5 Best Drone Flight Simulators for Practicing FPV Flight

5 Best Drone Flight Simulators for Practicing FPV Flight

Even as an experienced drone pilot, the day you first put on FPV goggles is probably something you won’t forget. Flying in FPV is an experience that is difficult to describe with words – you literally have to experience it yourself to understand why it’s so great. Still, flying in FPV takes another level of…

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Real Estate Drone Tips for High-Quality Footage and Photos

Is a Waiver to Fly Drones in Controlled Airspace Still Necessary?

Whether you’re flying a drone professionally or recreationally, the concept of controlled airspace is one that you need to learn early on. These areas with unusual or heavy air traffic typically restrict drone flight to maintain the safety of the national airspace. However, the Part 107 rules also have a provision that allows this restriction

The Best Online Private Pilot Ground School

The Best Online Private Pilot Ground School

There are several crucial steps in receiving a certification as a private pilot – passing a knowledge test, meeting the required number of flight hours, and passing a practical test on the areas of operation. This is a process that requires a significant commitment in terms of effort, time, and money.

5 Best Drone Flight Simulators for Practicing FPV Flight

5 Best Drone Flight Simulators for Practicing FPV Flight

Even as an experienced drone pilot, the day you first put on FPV goggles is probably something you won’t forget. Flying in FPV is an experience that is difficult to describe with words – you literally have to experience it yourself to understand why it’s so great. Still, flying in FPV takes another level of skill.

Drone Safety Awareness Week

Pilot Institute is proud to participate in the FAA’s annual Drone Safety Awareness Week. This year, events will be virtual. We will be hosting this year’s event on YouTube. We will add a link to the page below soon. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to automatically be notified.

7 Aerial Inspection Jobs That Drones Can Do

7 Aerial Inspection Jobs That Drones Can Do

Compared to manned aircraft, drones have quite the laundry list of advantages. They are smaller, cheaper, easier to manipulate, quicker to deploy, and can get into spaces that larger aircraft cannot. These benefits have made drones a very useful inspection tool for several industries, thus also providing professional opportunities for drone pilots.

Military Training Routes and What They Mean for Drone Pilots

Military Training Routes and What They Mean for Drone Pilots

One of the main responsibilities of a drone pilot (or any aviation professional) is to be constantly on the lookout for airspace hazards. Sometimes, these are visible via visual scanning. Other times, you may have to refer to maps or charts. Military training routes are an example of the latter.

Part 107 Waiver: Drone Operations from a Moving Vehicle or Aircraft

Part 107 Waiver: Drone Operations from a Moving Vehicle or Aircraft

A major limitation of large-scale operations is the requirement for the remote PIC to maintain visual line-of-sight with the UAV. The effective range to comply with this requirement may vary based on weather conditions and the size of the UAV but is typically less than a mile. This can be problematic if one were to

Real Estate Drone Tips for High-Quality Footage and Photos

Real Estate Drone Tips for High-Quality Footage and Photos

A huge factor in what makes modern drones so appealing is that they are very powerful photography tools. Equipped with high-resolution cameras and smart features, drones can take photos and videos from angles that simply weren’t possible before. This peculiar characteristic has also made them valuable tools for commercial advertising.

The Pros and Cons of Modern Drones

The Pros and Cons of Modern Drones

It seems that about a dozen new drones are launched by various brands every year, each one aiming to be better than the last. This rapid innovation in drone technology has given us a selection of drones with capabilities that are as diverse as ever. Unfortunately, not all drone activity is seen in a positive way…

How Can Pilots Fly at Night? See What’s Required

How Can Pilots Fly at Night? See What’s Required

Many pilots find night flying very enjoyable. Under night VFR conditions, the air tends to be smoother, airports with beacons are easy to find, there is generally less traffic and other aircraft can be easier to see because of the use of anti-collision beacons and strobe lights. Night flight requires specialized training because night navigation,

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The Best Joysticks and Yokes for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Thermal Imaging in Drones – How it Works, Applications, and Examples

The versatility of drones is one of its more valuable traits as far as professionals and companies are concerned. A drone is basically a flying blank canvas that can be augmented with an array of sensors and data collection equipment, making even a single drone useful for different applications. Thermal imaging remains a niche application.

How to Find for FAA Testing Centers (All Tests)

How to Find for FAA Testing Centers (All Tests)

Knowledge testing is a major part of the FAA’s Airman Certification Standards. Whether you’re applying to be an Airplane Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Flight Instructor, or Unmanned Aircraft pilot, a knowledge test will ensure that you pass the FAA’s standard for knowledge, skill, and risk management. While there are so many facets to taking an Airman

Registering Your DJI Drone – What is the Process?

Registering Your DJI Drone – What is the Process?

The FAA states that all drones that weigh 0.55 lbs. and above need to be registered with them, with an even more extensive rule applied to those will use their drones for commercial purposes. This article isn’t about that, though – this is about simply registering your DJI drone with the brand’s very own registration

When Does Your Part 107 License Expire?

When Does Your Part 107 License Expire?

For most drone pilots, the Part 107 license is one of their most coveted pieces of paper. The license grants the holder the legal privilege to earn money or aid a business using drone flight. If you hold this license, you also get to join a highly specialized industry that is only on the verge

The Best Joysticks and Yokes for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Best Joysticks and Yokes for Microsoft Flight Simulator

In a niche of gaming that is already considered very specialized, it speaks a lot about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 that many consider being a disruptive title. With amazing imagery, real-world map information, dynamic weather and traffic, and expansive aircraft customization options, the game deliver one of the most realistic simulations of aviation

12 Essential Items All Pilots Should Have in Their Gear

12 Essential Items All Pilots Should Have in Their Gear

Pilots with long aviation careers may remember a time when lugging around heavy flight bags full of navigational charts and logbooks was the norm. Fortunately, electronic logging and storage of documents have made packing for a flight nowadays a lot easier for pilots. Despite all the fancy technology we have, packing a flight bag with

Is Hands-On Drone Training Necessary or Worth It?

Is Hands-On Drone Training Necessary or Worth It?

The surge in popularity of commercial drone services has given birth to another industry – training services for aspiring commercial drone pilots. Most of these training courses are theory-based and can be done online, making them a very inexpensive option for drone pilots who want to learn more skills. However, some skills can only be

How to Take FAA Tests if You Have Reading or Learning Disabilities

How to Take FAA Tests if You Have Reading or Learning Disabilities

It’s certainly a good sign that society has been slowly shifting towards inclusivity and all-around accessibility. One of the most important parts of this transition is opening opportunities to people who are differently abled. In the case of the FAA, they have incorporated special accommodations for people with disabilities who would like to earn an FAA

What to Bring When You Take the Part 107 Knowledge Test

What to Bring When You Take the Part 107 Knowledge Test

So, you’ve taken the leap and decided to try and be a Part 107-licensed commercial drone pilot. You’ve signed up for the test, spent a few weeks studying, and are all geared up to go to the testing center. What should be your last-minute concerns? Aside from building all that knowledge for the test, make

How to Read A Sectional Chart: An Easy to Understand Guide

How to Read A Sectional Chart: An Easy to Understand Guide

Being able to read sectional charts is one of the more essential skills that a drone pilot should have. By developing this skill, a drone pilot gets to understand the nature of airspace hazards, topography, airport data, controlled airspace. For those who are looking to earn a Part 107 remote pilot certificate, reading, and understanding.

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Checklist to Ace Your FAA Private Pilot Written Test

What Are Drone Consulting Services? How to Get Started

With all the perceived benefits of drone technology across several industries, there are now more and more companies that seek to integrate drone use into some aspect of their regular operations. This is easier said than done, as there are a lot of logistical, technical, and legal issues to consider before adopting a professional drone career.

The Applications and Benefits of Drones in Railways

The Applications and Benefits of Drones in Railways

As of the end of 2017, there are an estimated 140,000 miles of railroad tracks running across the entire US. These railroad tracks serve as conduits for millions of tons of freight and hundreds of thousands of passengers daily. Considering these numbers, there is no doubt that railways act as critical pathways that facilitate…

Checklist to Ace Your FAA Private Pilot Written Test

Checklist to Ace Your FAA Private Pilot Written Test

Taking the private pilot written test can be a daunting task. You’ve gone through ground training, studied hard, and dreaded the day for weeks. Now it’s either do or die. Maybe you hear a voice in your head saying: “You shall not pass”. Don’t listen to it, nearly 91% of test-takers pass the Private Pilot Airplane written test.

10 Tips for Passing the Part 107 Knowledge Test

10 Tips for Passing the Part 107 Knowledge Test

With drone technology continuing to evolve and more institutions recognizing how useful drones can be, it is no longer surprising that professional drone services are considered one of the fastest-rising industries today. In an effort to maintain the safety of national airspace, the FAA had to enforce regulations on commercial drone flight.\

What Certifications Can You Get as A Drone Pilot?

What Certifications Can You Get as A Drone Pilot?

The growing market for commercial drone services has attracted a huge number of drone pilots who are looking to profit from this new demand. However, the demand isn’t unlimited. In a field that gets saturated by the day, how can one drone pilot stand out? One way is to flaunt your skills and experience through

How Are Drones Being Used in the Security Industry?

How Are Drones Being Used in the Security Industry?

It is estimated that the security industry in the US alone will be worth around $39 billion by the end of 2020, driven by the security needs of office buildings, critical infrastructure, schools, hospitals, and factories. This huge market has proven to be a premium opportunity for the disruptive force of drone technology All over.

Drone Pilot Gear – What Equipment You Should Get

Drone Pilot Gear – What Equipment You Should Get

As with any outdoor activity, a lot of things can go wrong whenever you fly your drone. You might find yourself battling against strong winds or flying under the harsh glare of the sun among a lot of other unpredictable outdoor factors. There are also potential hardware-related problems like depleted batteries or loose wiring.

Tips for Flying Your Drone in Rain or Snow

Tips for Flying Your Drone in Rain or Snow

This is a huge generalization, but we believe that the people who fly drones are those that can be considered to be on the adventurous side. What can possibly compel anyone to take a thousand-dollar piece of electronics and fly it as high as a few hundred feet? Whenever anyone flies a drone, there’s always a chance of rain or snow.

Private Pilot License Requirements for Dummies

Private Pilot License Requirements for Dummies

Flying aircraft makes for a fascinating pursuit. Getting your private pilot license (PPL) is one way to do it. What’s great about a PPL is that it allows you to fly one or more kinds of aircraft: Airplane (single-engine and multiengine) Rotorcraft (helicopter and gyroplane) Lighter-than-air (airship and balloon) Powered-lift Glider How do you get

Private Pilot ACS (Airman Certification Standards) 101

Private Pilot ACS (Airman Certification Standards) 101

How do you become a private pilot? You must meet the certification requirements. If you look them up, though, they don’t tell you much. The most they can give you is an overview of the eligibility prerequisites, knowledge areas, and skills. So, how do you know the specific knowledge areas, flight skills, and aviation nuances?

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Private Pilots Make?

Private Pilot Salary: How Much Do Private Pilots Make?

If you’re budding pilot that dreams of finding gainful employment, you’re most likely to start your career by getting a private pilot license. Naturally, you probably wonder whether it’s possible to make a living with it. And if so, how much can you make? It’s tough to give a straight answer.

What are ND Filters and How to Choose One for Your Drone

What are ND Filters and How to Choose One for Your Drone

Professional photographers are no strangers to bringing a bunch of accessories whenever they have to do a shoot. Between the tripods, reflectors, wireless controllers, and different lenses, photographers know that camera setups need to be able to adapt to different subjects and lighting conditions. This same principle can be extended to drone photography.

Our Instrument Rating Ground School is Almost Here

Our Instrument Rating Ground School is Almost Here

The wait is over is almost over. I’m extraordinarily excited to be very close to releasing our Instrument Rating Made Easy course. I found getting my Instrument Rating to be challenging. My instructor changed multiple times during training – because they were hired by airlines!

What’s the Difference Between A Part 107 License and an FAA COA?

What’s the Difference Between A Part 107 License and an FAA COA?

A Part 107 drone license is probably the only government-issued license that most drone pilots know about. However, the world of federal restrictions on drone operations goes a little beyond Part 107. Another method of getting FAA authorization to fly a drone can be secured by getting an FAA Certificate of Waiver of Authorization (COA).

Drone Registration: What You Need to Know and Who Needs to Register

Drone Registration: What You Need to Know and Who Needs to Register

If you’re planning to buy a drone (or if you just bought one), then one of the first things you need to learn are the government’s requirements for drone registration. Two factors need to be considered here – what type of drone you’re flying, and what the purpose of your drone flight is.

How Are Drones Being Used in Agriculture?

How Are Drones Being Used in Agriculture?

Of the many ways in which drones are being used in today’s industries, agricultural use remains one of the rarer but more valuable ones. This is one of the more surprising results of the development of drone technology – that even such a traditional and old-fashioned industry as agriculture stands to benefit from a drone’s!

When is A Visual Observer Required for Drones?

When is A Visual Observer Required for Drones?

The FAA’s Part 107 rules are pretty much the scripture for professional drone pilots. It outlines what they are allowed to do, the restrictions they have to comply with, and their duties to the FAA. However, there are finer points of the law that warrant further discussion. In this article.

What Are Drone Parachutes and Are They Necessary?

What Are Drone Parachutes and Are They Necessary?

A drone crash is pretty much a nightmare for any drone pilot. The potential consequences of one are two-fold – not only can it result in damage to the drone, but it can also damage or hurt property or people on the ground. For this reason, the restriction against flying drones over crowds is…

Drone Jammers: How They Work, Why They Exist, and Are They Legal?

Drone Jammers: How They Work, Why They Exist, and Are They Legal?

Note: This article does not provide legal advice. Please retain an attorney to check all of this information. In general, drone jammers are not legal to use. It’s not a secret that not everyone is ecstatic that there a growing number of drones taking off to the skies nowadays. As with just about any piece.

Can I Fly A Drone Without A License?

Can I Fly A Drone Without A License?

Drones have become so common nowadays that the FAA has created a law that requires drone pilots to get a license, under certain circumstances. The reasoning is a lot like the need to get a driver’s license – it imparts a sense of accountability, thus enhancing the safety of the entire activity. However, not all.