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    • Avata 2 vs. Avata: should you upgrade from the original model?

      DJI released the Avata 2 in April 2024, bringing major improvements to the original Avata. Avata launched in 2022 as the Chinese drone maker’s first foray into Cinewhoop-style drone racing. But for those who already own the Avata (or are looking to score a deal on the older model as retailers clear out inventory, is The post Avata 2 vs. Avata: should you upgrade from the original model? appeared first on The Drone Girl.

    • Avata 2: Is DJI’s $999 FPV drone worth it?

      For FPV-curious drone pilots, the new DJI Avata 2 drone offers that foray intro drone racing and FPV freestyle — without the technical prowess needed to assemble an aircraft nor the steep learning curve to actually fly it. The DJI Avata 2 launched today as a new-and-improved version of the original DJI Avata which launched The post Avata 2: Is DJI’s $999 FPV drone worth it? appeared first on The Drone Girl.

    • How to launch your own drone show business (with a $10,000 drone light show kit)

      Drone light shows cost easily $15,000 on the low end. But did you know you can put on your own drone light show for $10,000? The folks over at Drone Dojo put together a drone light show kit that includes 10 drones — and it all costs just about $1,000. And that $10,000 figure isn’t The post How to launch your own drone show business (with a $10,000 drone light show kit) appeared first on The Drone Girl.

    • The biggest drone show companies in the world

      As drone light shows grow in popularity, an increasing number of companies specializing in drone light show services are emerging to meet the growing demand.   Drone light shows have emerged as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional fireworks, offering visually stunning displays without environmental harm. And as more and more drone show companies pop up, The post The biggest drone show companies in the world appeared first on The Drone Girl.

    • The 7 best drone podcasts, YouTube channels of 2024

      Feeling like a bit of a drone noob in a sky full of soaring tech? Maybe you’re a seasoned wingman or wingwoman who just can’t enough of drones? Podcasts are a fantastic way to stay propeller-powered with the latest drone developments, regulations, and industry buzz. So with that, we put together a guide to the The post The 7 best drone podcasts, YouTube channels of 2024 appeared first on The Drone Girl.

    • ADU 1349: How to augment your existing business with drones?

      How to use your contacts for growing your business and how can drones augment your business Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Experience training, a unique training event that is focused on construction projects, available to the last 1-2 participants, where you will be immersed in an experienced-based learning environment. You'll take flight daily and often, and you'll master cutting-edge drone techniques along the way. Learn from experienced pilots to get the most out of your drone. Also, build repeatable systems to scale your business. Reach out to us to book your seat today. On Today's podcast, we discuss how drones can effectively grow your current offerings to clients. Our question from today is from Cameron, who is wanting to know how he can use his previous job knowledge and working his way on developing a successful drone business. We discuss how knowing your circle can effectively assist in reaching out and developing the next steps to getting contracts and how knowing a business gives an edge in understanding the value that can be delivered to your clients. We go over adding value to your clients and how a drone business owners can work with multiple contacts to explore opportunities. Tune in today !! 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: [02:32] Learn more about Drone U Experience training in Colorado [05:13] Today's question on taxes and NAICS codes to use while filing taxes [08:29] How can you use your current business contacts to grow a drone business

    • ADU 1348: Are NAICS codes important for Drone Pilots?

      How do I navigate the tax filing season as a drone pilot? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Experience training, a unique training event that is focused on construction projects, available to the last 1-2 participants, where you will be immersed in an experienced-based learning environment. You'll take flight daily and often, and you'll master cutting-edge drone techniques along the way. Learn from experienced pilots to get the most out of your drone. Also, build repeatable systems to scale your business. Reach out to us to book your seat today. On Today's podcast, we discuss navigating the tax filing season for drone pilots, and respond to Joe who would like to know more on codes to be used for tax filing. We discuss how drone pilots should navigate the tax filing space and what are the classifications available? We discuss about NAICS codes and navigating tax season for drone pilots and considerations to keep in mind when filing taxes. Tune in today !! 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: [04:25] Learn more about Drone U Experience training in Colorado [07:06] Today's question on taxes and NAICS codes to use while filing taxes [08:18] What is the NAICS code and why is it important while filing your taxes? [12:09] How to obtain and navigate NAICS codes specific to your business and industry? [14:01] Understanding GSA schedule for your business [15:48] Knowing your tax consultant while doing your taxes and understanding tax implications of your business decisions

    • ADU 1347: Why you should stop the H.R. 2864 – Countering CCP Drones Act.

      What is the DJI ban bill all about? How it impact American drone pilots? What can you do about it? On Today's podcast, we discuss all about flying over people. Over the years we all have seen several drone shots of flying over people, most commonly during events such as wedding, and sporting telecasts. Our question for today is from Tom, about carrying out flights over wedding asking us about what are the best drones for flying over people and in reality if the regulations actually allow such flights. Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Experience training, a unique training event that is focused on construction projects, available to the last 1-2 participants, where you will be immersed in an experienced-based learning environment. You'll take flight daily and often, and you'll master cutting-edge drone techniques along the way. Learn from experienced pilots to get the most out of your drone. Also, build repeatable systems to scale your business. Reach out to us to book your seat today. On today's podcast we discuss the DJI drone ban bill which has the potential to impact how American drone pilots are using DJI for carrying out multiple important and industry specific missions. We start the episode by going over what the ban means and how it is being expected to be implemented. We speak about the specifics of how DJI accesses data and manages information. We discuss ways to effectively navigate this challenge and also go over options as to how you can connect with your representatives and educate them on your business and how the new bill can impact your you. Tune in today as we discuss the impacts of the DJI ban bill and how best you can address this bill to avoid any impact on the drone industry. 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: [03:34] What is the DJI drone ban bill all about? [04:22] Should we compete rather than cancel? [05:48] What are the domains where DJI drones being used and how will a DJI drone ban impact American industries? [07:00] Connecting your Drone to the internet for managing data access and how you can effectively manage your DJI drone data [12:14] New advocacy group for connecting with your US representative [15:11] We summarize the impact of the bill and how you can influence policy and decision making

    • EDL 007: Elevating Drone Life – Interview with Josh Marriott, on drones in construction industry and setting up successful drone programs

      Welcome to Elevating Drone Life, the podcast for drone professionals !! Elevating Drone Life is a podcast for drone professionals by drone professionals. It is a podcast that takes you on a journey through the exciting and ever-evolving world of drone technology. Each week, we'll be speaking with professionals from all walks of the drone industry, Drone U Elite Instructors and members to learn about their experiences, insights, and tips for success. We'll explore the latest trends in drone technology, dive into real-world applications, and uncover the unique challenges and opportunities facing today's drone pilots. On our show today, we talk to Josh Marriott, Director of VDC and Field Solutions with the Weitz Company in Phoenix Arizona. Josh has been active in the construction industry for several years now and has seen the evolution of drones carrying out multiple jobs and missions. On today's aspect we uncover the secrets to running a successful drone program in the construction industry and go over jobs, safety, scaling operations and much more. Josh goes over how he got into the drones and how he grew successful drone programs in the construction industry. He elaborates on how team can successfully train in-house pilots and what it takes to work with the amount of data that drones can produce for a company and how all departments can utilize this data from safety to marketing and more. Josh also digs into the secrets of managing fleets and how pilots can successfully get hired as a drone pilot in the construction industry. Tune in to this show as we explore the fascinating world of drone technology and discover the amazing insights from Josh in the drone industry. 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: [01:22] Learn more about how Josh got started in the drone industry [04:40] Josh's current role and how he performs his work with drones [10:05] Training your team and building competencies in-house vs outsourcing work [12:53] Why outsourcing can seem appealing at first, but how companies can put together a drone program in-house and Josh's learning from developing programs [17:30] Working with data and effective data management and how to effectively have all internal departments work with data [22:28] Josh shares his insight on ensuring safety across teams and projects in the construction industry [24:33] Josh's go-to drones for the construction industry drone projects [28:23] How to be a successful pilot in the construction industry and what the companies look in a drone pilot when hiring

    • ADU 1346: Can I fly my drone over people?

      Can pilots fly their drones over people? What drones can i fly without waivers? On Today's podcast, we discuss all about flying over people. Over the years we all have seen several drone shots of flying over people, most commonly during events such as wedding, and sporting telecasts. Our question for today is from Tom, about carrying out flights over wedding asking us about what are the best drones for flying over people and in reality if the regulations actually allow such flights. Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Experience training, a unique training event that is focused on construction projects, available to the last 1-2 participants, where you will be immersed in an experienced-based learning environment. You'll take flight daily and often, and you'll master cutting-edge drone techniques along the way. Learn from experienced pilots to get the most out of your drone. Also, build repeatable systems to scale your business. Reach out to us to book your seat today. On today's podcast we discuss everything about flying over people and the regulations therein. We discuss changes to rules about flying over people by the FAA and go over what the regulations now consider when flying over people. We also discuss the DJI reporting structure and if flying a sub 250gm drone actually constitutes to complying with the existing categories for flights. We then discuss category 2 and 3 requirements and delve into eligibilities and compliance to Remote ID. Lastly we discuss practical solutions to flying over people and the perfect drones for conducting flights over people while not comprising on the quality of footage. Tune in today as we discuss everything about flying over people and drone considerations. 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: [01:18] Learn more about upcoming construction themed Drone U experience training [03:55] Today's question on flying over people regulations [06:33] Changes to rules about flying over people and FAA updates [07:43] DJI minis and the point of going over the limits of category 1 [09:23] DJI reporting of weight of drone going over the specified weight limits [12:07] Category 2 and 3 eligibilities for drone pilots and compliance to Remote ID [16:52] Flights in an open air assembly [20:10] Practical solutions to flying over considering existing regulations and using the right drone for carrying flights over people

      • Fotokite Secures $11 Million in Series B Funding to Enhance Emergency Response Drone Technology

        Swiss and US-based company aims to expand global operations and further develop its autonomous drone solutions for public safety. Fotokite, a company specializing in actively-tethered UAVs for firefighting and public safety, announced the successful closure of its Series B financing round, securing approximately CHF 10 million ($11 million). The funding is earmarked for accelerating growth, The post Fotokite Secures $11 Million in Series B Funding to Enhance Emergency Response Drone Technology appeared first on DRONELIFE.

      • Asylon Robotics Announces Launch of Enhanced DroneDog-2 Security Robot

        The updated model offers new capabilities and improvements, aiming to enhance robotic security solutions. On April 10, 2024, Asylon Robotics, a pioneer in automated aerial drone and robotic security systems in the U.S., introduced the DroneDog-2, the latest upgrade to their security robot line. The DroneDog-2 is a part of Asylon’s comprehensive robotic security solution, The post Asylon Robotics Announces Launch of Enhanced DroneDog-2 Security Robot appeared first on DRONELIFE.

      • ANRA Technologies Upgrades U-Space Services with New Simulation Features

        Advanced Simulation and Modeling to Improve Urban Air Mobility Operations ANRA Technologies, known for its expertise in uncrewed traffic management (UTM) and operational solutions, has announced enhancements to its U-space services through the integration of advanced simulation and modeling capabilities. This development aims to optimize airspace usage, reduce risks, and increase efficiency in urban air The post ANRA Technologies Upgrades U-Space Services with New Simulation Features appeared first on DRONELIFE.

      • Flyability to Introduce New Drone Technology at Denver Event

        Flyability, a leader in drone solutions for confined spaces, has announced an upcoming event in Denver, Colorado, to unveil its new ultrasonic thickness payload in North America. Scheduled for May 1st and 2nd, the event will showcase the latest addition to the Elios 3 drone series. The Denver launch event is set to offer a The post Flyability to Introduce New Drone Technology at Denver Event appeared first on DRONELIFE.

      • DJI Releases New FPV Drone: Avata 2 with Advanced Features

        DJI’s new FPV drone offers enhanced imaging, improved safety, and extended flight capabilities, aiming to simplify complex aerial maneuvers for users. DJI, the world leader in the civilian drone market, has officially launched the DJI Avata 2, promising an upgraded, user-friendly flying experience with significant enhancements in safety and imaging technology. This new model is The post DJI Releases New FPV Drone: Avata 2 with Advanced Features appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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