What Pilots Need To Know About Drones

What Pilots Need To Know About Drones

The FAA estimates 7 million drones to be buzzing around in the airspace system by 2020.   As a pilot, there are understandable concerns about what it means to have so many people sharing the same airspace.  Having functioned as both an airplane pilot and a drone...
5 Drone Maneuvers To Improve Your Flying

5 Drone Maneuvers To Improve Your Flying

I’m always amazed when I look at how far video games have come. I remember looking at the controller for the original Nintendo when it was new out of the box. “Wow – look at all those buttons,” I gawked. In retrospect, that controller had...
How To Read A Terminal Area Forecast

How To Read A Terminal Area Forecast

It’s not always too difficult to tell if the weather is good enough to fly – in the moment.  Looking up to a clear blue windless sky is a pretty good sign.  The big question with weather is often “what’s going to happen next?”  On a...
Introducing The DJI Phantom 4 Drone

Introducing The DJI Phantom 4 Drone

It is the dawn of the drone.  In August of 2016, the FAA released the first ever rules on commercial drone use. First ever because the technology has only recently gotten to the point that the rules were needed.  There is now a clear cut path for people to use a drone...