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      • The bizarre way photographers are using drones (that doesn’t actually involve taking photos)

        “Light the Night.” That’s what drone pilot and photographer Craig Coker calls his drone photography project. Just don’t assume that every reference of ‘drone photography’ means the drone is taking the photo. That’s certainly not what’s happening with Light the Night. With Coker’s unique style of photography, the photo you’re looking at comes from a The post The bizarre way photographers are using drones (that doesn’t actually involve taking photos) appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Ukrainian forces to receive hundreds of drones this month

        Ukrainian forces have already been using drones in their fight against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but their fleet is about to get much larger. Puerto Rico-based military drone and technology giant Red Cat is set to fulfill a purchase order this month consisting of 200 long-range, high-speed FPV (first-person view) drones to Ukrainian drone The post Ukrainian forces to receive hundreds of drones this month appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Porsche Museum let drones fly around multi-million dollar historic cars — and here’s what happens

        This epic drone video might give classic car aficionados a ton of anxiety, but it’s a must-watch anyway. DJI sent an Avata drone inside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, which is home to many rare cars and a variety of historical models spanning 5,600 square meters and a total of 80 exhibits. As far The post Porsche Museum let drones fly around multi-million dollar historic cars — and here’s what happens appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Can drones fly in rain? The answer might surprise you

        Can drones fly in rain? Unless you’ve got one of those underwater drones, like the Gladius Mini underwater drone or the PowerRay drone from PowerVision, we don’t recommend submerging drones underwater.  And trust me, in the early Drone Girl days, I might have sent a drone directly into the bottom of a lake once. But The post Can drones fly in rain? The answer might surprise you appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Yes, you can buy your own delivery drone capable —and it’s capable of carrying 5 kgs

        Now you can buy your very own, ready-to-fly delivery drone. And this is not one of those cheap, hardly-useful devices you buy online that can only fly something light, like a single taco. This one is capable of flying 15 lbs. Called the RDSX Pelican, this delivery drone is the new, flagship product from A2Z The post Yes, you can buy your own delivery drone capable —and it’s capable of carrying 5 kgs appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • ADU 1311: What is a good drone to purchase for someone new to drone industry?

        What are the best drones for someone starting out to purchase? Are there any specifics to keep in mind while purchasing a new drone? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Events scheduled for coming months in 2023 in CO. Are you ready to master 2D mapping and 3D modeling via Drones? Learn photogrammetry basics and master the principles of acquisition and processing allowing you to serve a wide range of customers at an unparalleled level. Join the Drone U Flight Crew for our 2023 Comprehensive Mapping Bootcamp to add mapping and modeling services to your tool belt. Today's show is about discussing the many parameters for a someone new to the drone industry to consider as they go about purchasing a new drone. Our question for today is from Jason who recently heard out podcast and a recent article on best American drones on our blog and is looking to get started in the drone industry but is confused on what drone he can  purchase considering the many different offerings from drone manufacturers and the complicated and unique needs of every other drone job. We hear you, Jason, and in today's episode we will break down the specifics and the many different parameters that drone pilots must consider as they get started in the drone industry. We discuss the importance for drone pilots to understand the different needs of creative vs technical jobs and to understand what their clients expect from their deliverable. We then delve into the specifics of the many different parameters that drone pilots need to comprehend as they go about picking up drone jobs and work on deliveries. We also discuss some of the best drones that are available in the industry today and how DJI has set the market with its various drones. We summarize the best drones and the parameters and the overall thought process for drone pilots to keep in mind as they go about pursuing drone jobs. An additional resource for drone pilots on some of the best drones in the American market is available on our blog post HERE Tune in today to learn about best ways to get started in the drone industry and ways to learn new skills. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [02:30] Today's question on the best value for money drone for performing high quality high precision drone jobs [04:53] How to determine the best value that your service can provide and parameters that you should focus on [06:04] The importance of understanding your domain and your customers [09:05] What are some of the best drones that are currently available in the US market today [10:03] Flying for creative jobs vs flying for technical jobs [15:50] How the current drone sentiment is impacting customers and the industry [17:43] What DJI drones meet the expectation of most drone requirements [20:01] Other parameters drone pilots should be aware of when choosing their drone

      • ADU 1310: What is the best way for teens to get started in the drone industry?

        How can teens get into the world of drones? Are there good jobs that teens can get started? What other aspects should they keep in mind as they get started? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Events scheduled for coming months in 2023 in CO. Are you ready to master 2D mapping and 3D modeling via Drones? Learn photogrammetry basics and master the principles of acquisition and processing allowing you to serve a wide range of customers at an unparalleled level. Join the Drone U Flight Crew for our 2023 Comprehensive Mapping Bootcamp to add mapping and modeling services to your tool belt. Today's show is about how teens can get started in the drone industry. On this very interesting episode we discuss all the different aspects that teens can keep in mind to get started in the drone industry. Our question for today is from Chris, an enthusiastic and enterprising 16 year old, who is wanting to get started in the drone industry and wants to know how best he can get started in the world of drones. Thanks for the question, Chris.  We are very excited to answer your question today and provide you ample guidance that can help get you the flying start you need in the drone world. We discuss multiple topics in today's episode ranging from financing to contracts, drone jobs opportunities and guidance that will greatly benefit Chris and other enthusiastic teens in years from now. Tune in today to learn about best ways to get started in the drone industry and ways to learn new skills. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [01:35] Today's question is how teens can get started in the world of drones and how they can make best use of their time and effort [03:42] How the drone industry has developed and do teens have financial advantage when getting into the world of drones? [06:23] Where can Chris get the best for his budget and how much should one allocate for branding and growing business [07:05] Are cell tower inspections jobs the fastest way for someone getting into the drone industry? [13:59] Can teens be hired by drone contracting companies? How can they network better? [16:33] The complexities involved with contracting and liability for people under 18 [18:39] Other aspects that teens should keep in mind - flying and practicing under different scenarios [20:11] The importance of having a mentor and keeping daily journals

      • ADU 1309: What certifications should I get for Drone Mapping?

        Do certifications help in building pilot credibility in Drone Mapping? Are there certifications that hold value? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Events scheduled for coming months in 2023 in CO. Are you ready to master 2D mapping and 3D modeling via Drones? Learn photogrammetry basics and master the principles of acquisition and processing allowing you to serve a wide range of customers at an unparalleled level. Join the Drone U Flight Crew for our 2023 Comprehensive Mapping Bootcamp to add mapping and modeling services to your tool belt. Today's show is about certifications and their relevancy in the drone mapping world and should pilots invest in getting a certification. Our question for today is from Hunter who would like to know if certifications hold any value in Drone mapping and what are the credentials worth pursuing and should pilots invest in them to further their skills in the domain. Thanks for the question, Hunter.  We answer today's question by talking about some of the latest updates available in drone mapping certifications and listing some of the mapping certifications that are available. We delve into particulars of certifications for technologies such as LiDAR and other thermal inspections. Lastly we discuss if there are good institutions from where pilots can pursue certifications. Tune in today to learn about certifications in the drone world and if you are looking to get one to add to your profile and to learn new skills. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [03:51] Today's question is on certifications and training that pilots can pursue to further their skills in mapping [05:20] What are the updates in certifications available currently [06:20] Mapping certifications available and how to choose certifications [08:05] Details of certifications with LiDAR and thermal inspections [10:12] What certifications would Paul go for, should he be running a drone based business [18:06] Are there good institutes for training and certifications

      • Bonus: Interview with CSU’s Chris Robertson and all the inside news on the very first Drone Air Show in Colorado

        Learn all about CSU's first Drone Air Show, an airshow dedicated to drones, drone manufacturers and for hands on experience flying the latest drones Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Events scheduled for coming months in 2023 in CO. Are you ready to master 2D mapping and 3D modeling via Drones? Learn photogrammetry basics and master the principles of acquisition and processing allowing you to serve a wide range of customers at an unparalleled level. Join the Drone U Flight Crew for our 2023 Comprehensive Mapping Bootcamp to add mapping and modeling services to your tool belt. Check out our Events page. On today's show we have Colorado State University's Chris Robertson with whom we talk all about the first Drone Air Show. We start off today's episode introducing Chris to our audience and showcase some of his efforts in running CSU's flagship drone training program and how the CSU has developed a unique drone education course that combines theoretical and practical way to learn about drones and how CSU developed their own infrastructure for imparting this education. We then delve into the biggest news of CSU's upcoming Drone Air Show, an exclusive 3 day event that gives visitors and participants, manufacturers to showcase latest innovations to the public also giving people an opportunity to trial new products in a safe environment. Also part of the Drone Air Show is the exclusive light show on CSU campus showcasing the unique ability of drones to provide stunning visuals through synchronized movement of drones. Learn more about the upcoming Drone Air Show here and sign up for this unique and one of its kind show. Tune in today to learn how you can plan your pricing strategy and providing more value to your clients. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [00:38] Learn more about our guest for today, Chris Robertson and CSU's drone program [03:33] Chris talks about his favorite drone [05:40] Learn about the first Drone Air show in Fort Collins [13:00] Details of the Drone Light show on the CSU campus during the Drone Air show [16:03] Sign up details for the Drone Air show [22:11] How the new generation of drone pilots are getting trained and the state of jobs in drone industry

      • ADU 1308: Should I put prices on website and should I stick to my guns on my prices?

        How should pilots approach pricing? Are there best ways to present your pricing to your customers? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Events scheduled for coming months in 2023 in CO. Are you ready to master 2D mapping and 3D modeling via Drones? Learn photogrammetry basics and master the principles of acquisition and processing allowing you to serve a wide range of customers at an unparalleled level. Join the Drone U Flight Crew for our 2023 Comprehensive Mapping Bootcamp to add mapping and modeling services to your tool belt. Today's show is about pricing and how should pilots approach the topic of pricing and present their pricing to clients. Our question for today is from Steve who would like to know if its good to publish one's pricing on their website or if there are better ways to present pricing options for clients. Thanks for the question, Steve. We answer today's question by speaking about what customers seek in deliverables and how pilots can effectively showcase the value they provide through their deliverable which in turn helps with pricing. We discuss the cons of providing pricing on clients for each type of job and why pilots should refrain from providing pricing info on their website. However we do recommend and discuss putting pricing packaging on portfolio website. We also discuss how having and building right relations in the drone industry is critical to pricing and developing the right relations can accomplish pricing targets. Tune in today to learn how you can plan your pricing strategy and providing more value to your clients. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [01:11] Learn about Drone U's unperson Mapping Bootcamp on June 26 [03:30] Today's question on pricing your services [05:03] How to deliver and communicate the value of your services through your deliveries [08:47] Is it worth putting your pricing on your website? How about packages? [17:03] Why building relations is a better approach that getting stuck with deciding on pricing

        • Wingcopter Drone Delivery in Africa: Lab Samples, Medical Supplies

          Wingcopter Partners with Siemens Healthlineers for Drone Delivery of Lab Samples in Africa by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Wingcopter GmbH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens Healthineers Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa to develop and implement an integrated drone delivery solution for the transportation of laboratory diagnostics materials and The post Wingcopter Drone Delivery in Africa: Lab Samples, Medical Supplies appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Drone News of the Week June 2: DRONELIFE Headlines, All in One Place to Read or Listen

          Read or listen to all of the headlines in one place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone news of the week ending June 2, 2023.  Click on the titles below for the full story. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · The – Drone – News – Of – The – Week – Ending – June The post Drone News of the Week June 2: DRONELIFE Headlines, All in One Place to Read or Listen appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Double Box Tail Drone for Stability and Control: DBT Aero Flies 3D Printed Swyft [VIDEO]

          DBT Aero Holds Successful Flight of Swyft 3D Printed Drone by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Emerging aircraft leader DBT Aero has demonstrated its Double Box Tail (DBT) technology through the successful test flight of a 3D printed Group 1 UAS. This is the company’s third successful subscale demonstrator of their manned prototype, having The post Double Box Tail Drone for Stability and Control: DBT Aero Flies 3D Printed Swyft [VIDEO] appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Long Range Drone Carbonix Gets Australia’s BARS Certificate

          Carbonix Obtain BARS Certification for Drone Operations by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Australian drone company Carbonix has announced its achievement of the Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS) certification, an internationally recognized program establishing a standard for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operators to aid in the risk-based management in order to guarantee thorough The post Long Range Drone Carbonix Gets Australia’s BARS Certificate appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • The Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant (DIIG) Act of 2023

          The U.S. Congress is again discussing a Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act, which would offer funding for drone technology and training to support the president’s infrastructure development package. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · The – Drone – Infrastructure – Inspection – Grant – DIIG – Act H.R. 3595, introduced by Rep Greg Stanton The post The Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant (DIIG) Act of 2023 appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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