Return To Home: An Unmanned Emergency

Return To Home: An Unmanned Emergency

An alarm was blaring.  It was loud and unfamiliar.  My drone was well out over the lake, a couple hundred feet high.  I was standing on the shore, trying to make an immediate assessment of what was going on.  I’m used to hearing a low battery warning.  I have...
A Peek Into The Future Of Aviation

A Peek Into The Future Of Aviation

Sometimes, movies that depict the future end up getting it right.  Of course, the only way to know for sure is to wait and see.  In the movie Back To The Future, the famous DeLorean blasts into the future and lands on October 21, 2015. For a 1985 movie, that’s...
How To Become A Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot

How To Become A Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot

“You need to have a license to fly that drone?” If I had a nickel for every time I was asked that – well, let’s not be dramatic, I could buy a Coke or something. When I have my drone out at various gigs, kids come up and talk to me about the...
Airspace 101

Airspace 101

It’s easy to look up to the sky and see a bunch of nothing. I’m always in wonder when there are lots of unusual clouds because it gives great dimension to an otherwise endless blue void. On the ground, we draw imaginary lines all over the land, making...