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What are the FAA recreational drone safety guidelines?

FAA Recreational Drone Safety Guidelines As a recreational drone pilot in the USA, you need to follow the FAA's community-based set of safety guidelines. What are those though? A quick google search will come up with a bunch of conflicting information about the FAA recreational drone safety guidelines, so one of our members went straight to the source to find the real answer. Remember, this is geared strictly towards recreational flight, which is far different from a commercial operator flying under a FAA Part 107. Read More

How to Read Aviation Weather – METAR and TAF

When it comes to aviation, you can't just rely on your TV weatherman, or your favourite weather website. You need to learn how to read aviation weather (METAR) and forecasts (TAF) in order to get a deep understanding of what the current weather is, and what's coming your way. Seeing a METAR or TAF for the first time can be intimidating, but we'll show you how to read that weather like a pro! Read More

How to Determine Obstacle Height with Your Drone

  Here we go with another great drone training question, "How can I determine obstacle height?" Obstacle avoidance is pretty much the number one thing that you need to do if you want to have a safe drone flight, and knowing their heights can be a big help. How do we figure out the height of an object? Let us show you how to determine obstacle height with this easy technique! Read More

Valentines Day Drone Selfie

Valentine's Day Drone Selfie

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We hope that you were able to spend it with the love of your life, or if they don’t exist yet, then you’re out there hustling to find them!

Here is a quick drone selfie that we took today while out on a job site shooting some drone footage. We were using that concrete bench to fly and spot from, but upon looking at it from the air, we saw it was a perfect “L” so decided to take and make this drone selfie! We hope you like it!

What to do if You Lose Video Signal with Your Drone

  Many drone operators fly only in FPV (first person view) mode so they are relying on the cameras feed to navigate the drone. This is a great way to see the world from a different perspective, but what happens if you lose video signal with your drone? You're not going to be able to rely on the video to get the drone back home, so you're going to have to bring it back visually. In this video we go over what to do if you lose video signal with your drone! Read More