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December 9, 2016

FAA Releases Holiday Safety Video for Flying Drones

Got a drone as a present, and never flown before?  Check out this video from the FAA on drone safety, posted to remind folks how to stay safe during the holiday season (and all year round!). This is especially useful for anyone new to flying drones, but not a bad refresher […]
December 4, 2016

GoPro Offers Free Camera to Karma Drone Buyers

Back in September we were excited to announce the launch of the Karma, GoPro’s very first foray into the drone market. It was foldable, and featured a detachable stabilizer that could be used to make non-aerial, handheld shots more steady, along with a rugged, outdoor-ready travel case. But as you may have […]
December 2, 2016

DroneBase Projects 700% Revenue Growth This Year

Recently we wrote about DroneBase, the startup that crowdsources aerial photography and videography. DroneBase has a new pilot program that allows UAV pilots to find local work and get paid incredibly easily, and it’s taking off like wildfire. Following a traditional crowdsourcing model, DroneBase makes it easy for those people […]
November 24, 2016

Drones in Surveying – a Value Chain Analysis for the Construction Industry

Are you considering using drones for surveying in your construction business, but feel like you need more information to help you evaluate the pros and cons? Check out this recent post from Drone Industry Insights (DroneII.com) on UAV value chain analysis and the implications for your business to see whether drones […]
November 22, 2016

SkyPixel Announces Aerial Photo Contest in Partnership with DJI

Recently SkyPixel, the world’s largest community of aerial photography enthusiasts and professionals, announced that they’ll be celebrating their two year anniversary by hosting the 2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest. The two year anniversary celebration is timed to join in with DJI’s ten year anniversary, so the contest is also a celebration of all the advances that have been […]
November 18, 2016
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Get Paid to Fly as a Commercial sUAS Operator with DroneBase Pilots

DroneBase is no stranger to the sUAS community. When DJI and Accel launched their $10 million SkyFund last year, DroneBase was their first investment. To date, they’ve raised almost $7 million dollars from investors like Union Square Ventures and Y Combinator. To its thousands of customers, DroneBase offers aerial images and videos at […]
November 17, 2016

DJI Launches Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro

We wrote a month ago on here about a shipping delay DJI had in getting the Mavic out to eager customers. Well, we’re glad there weren’t any delays in the launch of DJI’s Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro, because we just don’t think we could take the suspense! We have plenty to […]
November 16, 2016

How to Use Drones in Your Public Organization

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how public organizations like fire and police departments should think about integrating sUAS into their operations. And while public organizations have the opportunity to send their individual remote pilots through the Part 107 certification, they also have the opportunity to apply for […]
November 11, 2016

How to Enter a Drone FPV Race

FPV racing is taking off in the United States and across the world. Thanks to social media and videos like these, more and more people are getting exposed to the sport and learning how to get started. I get a lot of questions about FPV racing, including which FPV systems […]
November 7, 2016

7 Killer Tips for Choosing a Racing Quadcopter

As with any type of multirotor, there are a ton of different racing quadcopters to choose from. And many more come out each month. It can be tough to know what options are available, which are best for different needs, and how to make your final decision. So I put […]
November 5, 2016

6 Tips for First-Person-View (FPV) Drone Racers

If you’ve never flown a drone in first-person-view (FPV), I’ll tell you without exaggeration that it’s an unbelievable experience. With an FPV system in place, you’re able to see exactly what your drone sees, in real-time, either by looking at an FPV monitor or through specialized FPV goggles. And this […]
November 4, 2016

Dublin-Based Skytango Launches New Drone Marketplace

DUBLIN, Oct. 31, 2016 – The global market for drone services is valued at $127 Billion by 2020 according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sales of consumer and prosumer drones are soaring and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) forecasts there will be more than 1.3 million licensed drone pilots by 2020 in the […]
November 3, 2016

Verydrone Launches Drone Showroom in Pompano Beach, Florida

As the drone industry continues to evolve, so does the ecosystem of business opportunities, entrepreneurial leaders and services. From certification test prep training to drone service marketplaces, we’ve seen a wide variety of new businesses “take off.” Pun intended. Enter Verydrone. I’ve been fortunate enough to run into the Verydrone […]
November 3, 2016

Yuneec Launches $5000 Video Contest For Typhoon H Operators

While I find it strange that Yuneec is choosing to limit submissions from their other sUAS models, any company that’s giving away $5000 for their aerial video contest is worth sharing with you all. Details below from the Yuneec team: Perspective is everything. With every Typhoon H flight, a story […]
October 27, 2016

How to Start Drone Business in Australia

Recent changes to air safety regulations provide new opportunities to those who want to turn their passion for drones into a business. As of 29th September 2016, anyone in Australia can fly a drone under 2kgs for profit, thanks to the easing of regulations by CASA, the Australian air safety […]