How To Get Started Flying Ultralight Aircrafts

Ultralight flying signifies one of the fastest and surest ways to experience the joys of aviation. From powered-parachutes and trikes to conventional fixed wings and even rotorcraft and amphibians, ultralights are enjoyable, exciting, and typically, remarkably affordable. Flying ultralights isn’t a step-down or up, however, a step into a totally different and thrilling sector of the flying community.

In the U.S., Flying an ultralight does not need a medical certification or license of any type or a permit, providing the aircraft in compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulation called Part 103. Part 103 defines an ultralight as an aircraft that meets the following criteria: Continue reading

Latest Advancements In Camera Drones

Camera drones play pivotal roles in aerial imaging, and they also serve various other purposes. The latest advancements in drone technology can go a long way in revolutionizing the way multiple organizations conduct their business. Drone technology can also improve the operations of numerous sectors like security, film, construction, and photography among others.

The new Mavic 2 Enterprise features a foldable and ultra-compact design with advanced controls. The drone also has accessories that help the users to perform critical missions under challenging conditions. For example, this drone enhances operations such as firefighting, law enforcement, emergency response as well as infrastructure inspections. The drone’s compact design helps it to sustain different kinds of weather conditions while maintaining its efficiency.

Mavic 2 Enterprise from DJI

The drone’s powerful features are designed for educators, governments, business, and other professionals. The UAV is reliable, and it can help different people to do their work better. The new Mavic 2 makes technology accessible to various enterprises. It also allows businesses to revolutionize the way they do their job. Companies that are ready to embrace the drone technology in their operations can immensely benefit from using DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise. Continue reading

Drone Pilot Training Tips For Those Learning To Fly

We all have great ambitions when we buy our first drones. We can visualize the perfect flight with our new quadcopter gliding effortlessly through the sky. We consider all the great shots we can take from this new vantage point. But, it is far to easy to get ahead of ourselves. You may have the means to get airborne, but you also need plenty of skill and drone pilot training to do so in style.

It can take hours of study and careful drone pilot training to get to grips with these machines. They are intricate pieces of technology that demand respect. Therefore, you need to master some of the basics of flight before you start showing off.

Ideally, you need to understand the following before you set off on any grand adventure.

  • The basic specifications and jargon associated with your machine
  • The fundamental controls for flight
  • Safety considerations and checklists that are essential before any flight
  • Some of the most important flight patterns

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A Guide to Passing the FAA Remote Pilot Test

The popularity of drones in the United States as well as in other countries is on a rapid increase. Indeed, drones are now used in some applications which are categorized into recreational and nonrecreational (commercial) applications. In addition to that, the regulatory framework guiding the use of drones in the United States has gradually changed.

One of the most recent of these changes is the introduction of what is popularly known as Part 107 regulations which make it mandatory for those who fly their drones for commercial purposes to get certified.

Certification is received when commercial drone pilots take and pass the FAA remote pilot test also known as the FAA Airman/ Aeronautical Knowledge Test. It is important to note that drone pilots who strictly fly for recreational purposes do not require certification under Part 107.

This guide is meant to help prepare those planning on taking the FAA aeronautical knowledge test and to set them up to pass the test.

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A Guide to Drone Regulations in Selected European Countries

There is no denying that Europe is one of the smallest continents in the world. It is also home to some of the most breathtaking and memorable sites in the world including the Alps, Stonehenge and the Eiffel Tower among other attractions.

It is no wonder then that Europe is one of the most popular destinations for American tourists with up to 12.6 million Americans visiting the continent in 2015. Countries such as Spain, France, and the United Kingdom are ranked among the top ten tourism ready economies in the world.

Given the increasing popularity of drones, it comes as no surprise that more travelers are carrying their unmanned systems with them. While some carry them to capture the scenes and sites, others carry them for other professional purposes such as business, research, aerial photography and even film shooting. Continue reading

10 Of The Best Commercial Drone Pilot Training Institutions

In 2013, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International projected that drones would create at least 100,000 new jobs by the year 2025.

In 2016, the importance of drones to the economy of the United States was illustrated when new regulations were introduced allowing the commercial use of drones albeit under certain conditions.

Drones are used for a wide range of purposes and in a wide range of non-military industries. For example, in making deliveries, in the media industry, for scientific research/conservation, law enforcement, photography/film, utility industries, entertainment and also disaster management. Continue reading

Detailed How-To-Guide on Getting Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate

If you are familiar with the FAA certification and other aviation laws, you probably may have come across the term “Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate or Drone Permit”.

It has various names including, UAV certificate, drone permit, commercial drone license, drone license, and drone pilot license. Nevertheless, the correct term to be used is a Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC). It is a must-have for individuals who operate drones on a commercial scale of for state purposes. Continue reading