I have been a licensed FAA Part 107 drone operator since March 2018. This is a profoundly fascinating space that I hope to become ever more active in. So many areas of science, technology, and human nature come together here…
Here are my thoughts on getting started if anyone is drone-curious.
Meanwhile, I wrote these over the last couple of years.
- Draganfly Answers the Pandemic With Innovative Drone Application
- Wi-Fi and Drones Can Ruin Each Other’s Day
- Of Drones, Data Networks, and Analytics
- Inspired Flight- An American Commercial Drone Company
- A Brief But Deep Glimpse Into the Drone Industry Proper
- Drone Law Soup
- A Different Kind of Enterprise Defense (IT Toolbox)
- So, I’m a Drone Guy Now
- I Don’t Fly Drones, I’m an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot
- Understand the Wi-Fi Side Before You Fly a Drone (IT Toolbox)
- Fluke Networks Enables Drone-Centric Tower Operations
- A Bit More About Drones, Wi-Fi, and Beyond
- The Wirednot Year-Ending Drone Blog
- Drones- the Next WLAN Menace (Network Computing)
- Drones Take On Cell Tower Maintenance (Network Computing)
- Drone Initiative Saves Elephants From Poaching (Network Computing)
If you are on the customer end, contemplating drone services, give this free document a read. I developed it to help people interested in what drones can do for them to start the process with the right perspective.
And.. I’ve opted to go with a manual logbook versus an electronic version for commercial work. I’ve also discovered this resource for helping you- IN ADDITION TO THE SECTIONAL CHARTS- as a Part 107 pilot to stay legal.
As I pick up steam here, I’ll share any major milestones that might help others with the same interest.
- I was on a podcast at Wireless LAN Professionals talking about the Part 107 certification process, May ’18
- Drone-related resources I have discovered and benefited from:
- Policy stuff- a lot of the more irresponsible flyers out there are basically ruining it for the rest of us, and drone regulation is becoming a localized patchwork of absolute BS ordinances (despite the FAA being the actual law of the land/air in this case). Here are some examples of how messy it’s getting:
These are all just examples. It’s restrictive as hell anymore, and just getting worse. See laws in all states here.
The AirOrange fleet: Clementine and Mango Avenger