Steve Bennett

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  1. NASCAR and the Feds team up...

    So... I can't wait to see this updated on whether local LEO got permission to use jamming or just Feds...
  2. Switching Cameras

    Hey @Joe Melbornson - not sure. Perhaps if you linked to the drone website others might have more to go by?
  3. Graham

    Hey @Graham - best to practice with similar areas near where you live first.
  4. New to the community.

    Hey @AV8rSatrom hope you are able to satisfy safety requirements for that airspace - it's a doozy!!! I've looked at it before for a project my previous employer had in the SD harbor. I said never mind - leave it to the real pilots in helicopters - easier to get airspace access.
  5. Looking for a career change

    Hello @Ken Grabey - it's tough to flip careers. Maybe use your current career as a way to get into drones on the side?
  6. Drone pilot

    Hello @Pepe Rodriguez - maybe you can bring drone to your current employer? They would foot the bill for hardware and training and you would get to do the flights prior to maintenance work?
  7. Drone Intriguist?

    Hello @jestlick - make sure and do your homework, a lot is involved to make drone flight a profitable business. You'll do more paperwork than flight most likely...
  8. Hello from Spain

    Hello @David Spain - welcome to the forums
  9. New to group

    Hey @TWellmann - glad to see another P107 here
  10. Has the FAA stopped approval of waivers?

    They are still approving, I got two approvals 1-2 weeks ago from 5 months afterward submitting them. Big backlog.
  11. New drone enthusiast

    Congrats on passing and welcome to the forums!
  12. Hello From Orlando Florida

    Welcome to the forums!
  13. I had dreams of doing something similar to this as a kid, except with a radio flyer wagon. Too much time spent reading Calvin & Hobbes I suppose!
  14. Ha! You mean do a little homework to drastically reduce the backlog? Pffffbbbttt. Naw!
  15. Yup. Mine goes live mid-June. I'm not submitting any more requests for airports included in the rollout. LAANC will be live before requests would be approved.
  16. Where in LA Area (San Pedro / Whittier) can I fly?

    Launching any aircraft from L.A City (not L.A. county) public parks is prohibited. Check your local city parks and rec dept. to see if they have a similar ban on launching aircraft from public parks. Avoiding flight within a 5 mile radius of airports/helipads is the real challenge as most major hospitals have a landing pad. Use the FAA B4UFly app for checking where it's clear to fly as a hobbyist.
  17. FAA Registration: Part 107 or "modeler"?

    If you plan to do both hobby flight and eventually P107, register it for P107, it's covered for both operations.
  18. 5 months for the last 2 I submitted...
  19. Traveling Drone to Mexico

    I have not done so. I would bring purchase documentation for the drone so customs doesn't think you've bought the drone in Mexico for import to USA on return. Start running searches for drone flight in Mexico and see if anything pops up on the Mexican government website. Who is the flight authority in Mexico? They would likely have info on their website too.
  20. FAA Expands Drone Airspace Authorization Program

    From what I read, these are simply the first wave of airports to be included. It's incredibly frustrating to not be able to have the airports near part of LAANC. You'll still need to file through the drone zone. I recommend filing 5 months in advance now - that's how long my last two requests took.
  21. The Five Benefits of Being a Drone Pilot

    Seems spot on @Philip Moore ! Nicely done!
  22. Hey There! Hi There! Ho There! -- Cody from Chicago

    Hey @Realizing Out Loud - welcome aboard Cody. I used to live just north of Chicago. @Ray Kaforey - you're right, we need to do a better job welcoming newcomers. I've been preoccupied with a deluge of work recently, not an excuse, just reality for me lately. Glad to see you in here and helping welcome newcomers, thank you!
  23. New to MAVIC Pro

    Welcome aboard mavpp1
  24. Can I bring you all up to speed?

    Great to see an Aussie in here. Welcome mate. I have many fond memories from my trip there.