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Your Guide to International Drone Rules & Regulations

The worldwide non-military drone market is expected to triple in market sales to $14.3 billion over the next decade. With international markets taking off and opening new market space for drone companies, it’s never been more vital to know and understand drone laws from around the world. Note: Drone regulations by nation are in a constant state of change. While …

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The Ultimate DJI Go 4 Tutorial

DJI Go 4 is an essential yet complex app for drone pilots flying DJI’s prosumer drones. It’s packed with so many features and settings, it can be challenging to understand what they all mean! Like this video? Consider subscribing to our YouTube channel for more like it. To provide clarity on the essential DJI Go 4 application, we created this …

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Tips for Mastering & Memorizing the Phonetic Alphabet

If your dream is to someday become a drone pilot, you’re probably already aware of the many rules and regulations that go into becoming certified. On top of the required aeronautical knowledge, Part 107 drone airman or remote pilot certificate, a variety of online training and more, aspiring drone pilots also need to be well-versed in the NATO phonetic alphabet. …

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What are SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR – And what do they mean?

Overview Infrared Thermography operates through the infrared region beyond the visible light spectrum. Everything within the infrared wavelength radiates energy that can be visually captured through a thermal imaging device. Each wavelength in the infrared spectrum emits a certain amount of radiation that can be transmitted and captured through a thermal imager operating in that wave band. In infrared thermography, …

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Winning More Clients By Using Drones For Your Demolition Business

When Microsoft launched its campus modernization project in Redmond, Wash. in 2019, the software giant planned to demolish several buildings equivalent to the total square footage of 30 NFL football fields. As the renovation of 6.7 million square feet progresses, the process has been optimized using drones to capture both the demolition and the project’s evolution from the razed site …

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LiPo Batteries: A Drone User’s Guide

Taking your drone out for its maiden voyage can be an almost spiritual experience as you watch this majestic aircraft follow your commands (hopefully) as you share in the Wright Brothers’ dream.  However, if you fail to choose, install and maintain your LiPo batteries, your maiden voyage may crash and burn from first launch. And, we’re not using “burn” as …

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The Four Most Memorable Movie Scenes Featuring Drones

Over the past decade, drones have existed as a revolutionary technological innovation that have redefined our space as voyeurs. But just within the past five to ten years, that drone technology has made its way into the world of cinema, subsequently transforming the way in which we experience films––in short, drones have allowed filmmakers to manipulate the camera in ways …

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Getting Started with Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is hot.  Demand for thermographic imagery has been rapidly increasing as infrared photographs provide a wide variety of valuable applications represents a fast-growing segment of the energy, security, home inspection industries.  If you haven’t yet made use of the technology, we’d like to help you get started with this and succeeding posts on the subject.  So what is …

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UTM: What Every Drone Pro Should Know

As a new decade begins, the commercial drone industry is poised to soar. A recent FAA report reveals that – in the U.S. alone – the non-model UAS sector will see more than 835,000 drones in the air by 2023. As airspace grows more crowded, government and industry leaders view safety as the top priority in crafting future drone policy. …

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FAA Drone Regulation Changes: 2019 & 2020

Drone pilots and the companies who employ them must always stay on top of the ever-changing regulatory environment surrounding the dynamic Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) industry.  Let’s take a moment to look at some of the recent changes to drone laws and some that are in store for 2020.  In 2019, changes were flying through the regulatory skies as the …