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    All that single shot orthomosaic tells the farmer is where the in-field variablility is on that day, but not what causes it. And unless you are calibrating for reflectance, you won’t be able to confidently compare orthos between two dates. Unless you are a trained agronomist, and/or have scientific training in crop sciences, geography, remote sensing or related - or can partner up as a data collector for an outfit that can do the required analysis - your service (and value to the grower) stops after data collection, since you’re not qualified to provide Rxs (what multitude of soil and other factors are creating that in-field variability? You certainly can’t tell from a single orthomosaic captured on one day and the farmers know that). There are many agronomic service companies that could benefit from quality reflectance maps, but your role would be a service provider to them, not directly to the grower.
  2. 5 points
    Recently got back from a short trip to Miami Beach with my family. Woke up at sunrise on our last morning there to sneak in some drone flying at South Pointe Park. Feedback, particularly when it comes to the color grading, is welcome!
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    First RE video for 2019! Fun fact: this house had three offers within 5 days of listing.
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    Yep! You'll get your hard card in the mail in 6-8 weeks. You're good to go in the meantime. Blue skies and safe flying out there
  5. 2 points
    Thanks for the feedback Chuck. The day of the shoot was completely overcast, so those blue skies in the drone shots are total fakes (yay for color masks). I did the best I could with the interior light, plus I was dragging around a FalconEyes RX18 to provide some extra light for the rooms. The house was dark though since the skies were darkening all afternoon. When I cranked up the brightness in FCPX, I started getting noise, so I had to balance between the two issues. In the end, what you saw was about the best I could do given the totality of the circumstances I’m using a Panasonic GH5 with a 8-16 lens for my interior work. I just picked up a 15mm Sigma f1.4 that I’m looking forward to using for interiors on the next shoot.
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    I concur, very well done and I too like the slow steady camera moves. The challenge with slow camera movement is it can significantly slow down the pace of the video and make it feel longer than it is. The cure for this is to not use so much of the shot. You had a few reveals where it took a while to move through the doorway or hall, unless there’s something compelling I don’t need to look at the door or hallway very long. Cut out most of the move and get to the payoff faster. You get the benifit of the move without slowing down the pacing. Also, natural light really saves on time but it’s also very flat. Unless you have a property or realtor willing to pay for the extra time it takes to light, you can use something like DaVinci Resolve to pump up the volume and brighten up the scenes. It will make your shoots appear more three dimentiomal. These are just suggestions on areas you might want to improve in. Quality wise your videos are starting to look really good. Curious what camera are you using? Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.
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    Are you interested in becoming a part of Operation Drone Search & Rescue We are looking for retired firefighters, police officers, military vets and citizens who are FAA part 107 certified to help volunteer for Search & Rescue, Disasters, Infrastructure, Damage Assessment, etc missions when requested, working through a unified command system with Fire or Police Departments, Cities, Governments, FEMA and private citizens. You do not have to be a drone pilot to join but you must be a retired firefighter, police officer, military vet’s, or citizen. We are looking for pilots in command, visual observers, communications, logistics, PIO, webmaster or just boots on the ground. We will set up task force around the country. All volunteers will abide by all FAA regulations and will at no time deploy or freelance own their on. We are looking for Volunteers in Florida at this time but will take volunteers from anywhere in the US. Classes below should be completed within 1 year of start date. Volunteer Requirements Incident Commander NIMIS FEMA 100, 200, 700, 800 https://training.fema.gov/nims/ Jay Manley SAR Course (Free) https://courses.droneproacademy.com/courses/search-and-rescue-with-jay-manley Night Flying By Larry Woods Course Pilot in Command must be FAA part 107 certified NIMS FEMA 100, 200, 700, 800 classes https://training.fema.gov/nims/ Jay Manley SAR Course (Free) https://courses.droneproacademy.com/courses/search-and-rescue-with-jay-manley Night Flying by Larry Woods Course Visual Observer NIMIS FEMA 100, 200 https://training.fema.gov/nims/ Jay Manley SAR Course (Free) https://courses.droneproacademy.com/courses/search-and-rescue-with-jay-manley Visual Observer Training by Larry Woods Safety Officer NIMIS FEMA 100, 200, 700, 800 https://training.fema.gov/nims/ E/L 954: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer https://training.fema.gov/nims/ Radio Operator's CERT Emergency Communications Module Participant Manual Flight Release Officer Requirements Coming Soon Logistics Officer Requirements Coming Soon Financial Officer Requirements Coming Soon ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST AGREE TO BACKGROUND CHECK AND HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE For information on any of the positions email d_saxon@operationdronesSAR.org
  8. 2 points
    Women and Drones highlights the aviation gender gap in this illuminating article: Women Drone Pilots Women account for 5.8% of certified FAA remote pilots. This number has steadily increased over the years, but the ratio of women compared to men in aviation is still significantly off balance. Read the full article for more statistics on drone pilots, and let us know how you think this gender gap may affect the industry as a whole in the comments below.
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    I can only speak about my experience on the Canadian prairies. It is very difficult to compete against the commercial aerial applicators. They have their own agronomist on staff. They have direct connection with the chemical companies. If the farmer hires their services they do the prescription for free. On a typical day they will cover 10,000 to 20.000 acres. An agronomist is expected to cover 5,000 to 6,000 acres per day. Unless you specialize in a high value crop or find a niche I found it very difficult to be competitive when the work is being done for them for free.
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    Aloha all! I recently had the pleasure of filming a $21M home on Maui, with the challenge of squeezing most of the goodies into a single minute. Admittedly, this was a tough one. The interior space is rather dark, so I needed a bit of lighting to help out. The property itself is heavily guarded by trees on the ocean side, making it tough to actually see. Additionally, there are so many special features of this home, a minute isn't nearly enough to showcase them all, so selecting the best of the best was a chore. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the outcome, and the client is most definitely happy, which is the most important thing. This video was shot on a Mavic 2 Zoom and Sony A7R3. Enjoy!
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    **The entry period for this giveaway has closed. Congrats to our winners @Mike Frye , @Euphorion , @Dioptra Adam , @Teri B , and @Ed Kozak . Information on how to claim your VIP Pass has been sent to the winners via email.** Greetings from UAV Coach — We're excited to announce an exciting opportunity for our UAV Coach community members. Providing a space for drone pilots to network, to share stories, and to offer advice to one another is a passion of ours. We hope to provide you with opportunities to grow and advance in the industry. That's why we've partnered with AUVSI to host an awesome giveaway. UAV Coach is giving away five VIP Passes to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. At this conference, the winner will get to connect with 8,500 technologists, regulators, and users across commercial and defense sectors. The winner will also have an opportunity to meet with members of the UAV Coach staff attending the conference. The conference takes place April 29 - May 2, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Prize Five winners will be selected to receive one VIP Pass, valued at $1,599. With this pass, you'll have access to: All four days of the conference, including educational programming XPO Hall Keynote Sessions Women and Diversity in Robotics Special Event Startup Showdown Competition Conference Proceedings VIP Club Access Chairman's Reception Winners are responsible for their own travel, stay, and dining accommodations. How to Enter To enter, tell us why you want to attend AUVSI XPONENTIAL in up to 300 words by replying to this post. Scroll to the bottom of this post and enter your reply by March 5, 11:59 PM for a chance to win one of five passes to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019. Giveaway Details Contest Opened: February 20, 2019, 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Contest Closes: March 5, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Prize: One (1) VIP PASS to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 Winners: Five (5) Whether you're new to unmanned systems or have been in the industry for years, AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 has something for everyone. XPONENTIAL brings together people, speakers, and exhibitors from across the globe and from more than 20 industries to convene to discuss where the industry is now, and where it is headed. There will be over 700 exhibitors to see unmanned systems in action and over 150 sessions for learning. Whether it’s hands-on demos, thought-provoking keynotes or speed-networking sessions, we give you the opportunity to experience all things unmanned. Submit your entry by March 5, 2019, 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win!
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    Sorry, I realized I had the exposure too high on this, re-worked it. Here's the correct version I meant to send you. Catalog should match this one now. This also means there wasn't as much data loss in the highlights as I had thought initially.
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    Good stuff in the linked article but there are several important things to remember; Our drones are not waterproof, so we should not ever fly in the rain. We can fly in light snowfall as long as that snow is not wet. Temperatures between 36*F and 25*F can produce wet or slushy snow, which further melts and turns to water than can enter electronics and cause problems. Colder temps generate "dry" snow which is usually OK to fly in. Avoid freezing rain or any condition that creates airframe icing. If you see ice accumulating in any form on the airframe or propellers land immediately as a crash is imminent. Ice adds weight that accumulates quickly and disrupts the airflow over the propellers. Falling snow reduces visibility. Understand you will not be able to fly as far away and still maintain line of sight. Don't try to push for long distances in falling snow, even when using FPV, as snow is a solid and will attenuate radio signals. If you aircraft is becoming hard for you to see the radio signal is becoming hard for the aircraft to see. Searching for your aircraft after a fly away in 4' deep snow is no fun. Plan your take off and landing areas. You don't want to land and bury your camera in the snow. Clear away the snow for an area large enough to take off and land. I've flown numerous times in temperatures as low as +2*F and in light snow with no problems aside from some slight "notchiness" in gimbal pan rotation. Understand that a crash in cold weather can be disastrous for some plastics as they become quite brittle at low temperatures. Plastic props can shatter if they have become cold and get bumped into things. If you use common sense and follow some decent safety practices you can do a lot of cold weather flying with few or zero problems.
  14. 1 point
    That's my favorite one yet Jon! Nice work on getting a good balanced exposure between the interiors and exteriors when you're showcasing those views (wow! those views!). I also really like the night shots with the place all lit up. Superb work! Are you using a preset for the opening title or is that something you made in Motion?
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    Hi team, Greetings. Am Mr.Meshack Sanga,a Tanzanian boy living in Dodoma City. I want to be trained to be drone pilot.my goals is to use for commercial like mapping and surveys
  16. 1 point
    I'd like to comment on this subject only because you hit a nerve! You talk about re-licensing, well I don't know about you and how you conduct your business. After reading your comments I would imagine you have a small staff of people. You don't work alone and you have the time to search out any images that you have taken that are re-used without permission. That is really great for you. I'm a one-man shop. I've tried to hire a salesperson but no one wants to live in poverty based on what I could pay them. With that said I don't have time to make sales, process images and then search the web for stolen work. What you talk about is great, all well and fine. What you don't talk about is how the heck you have the time to get it done. All the best to you. Vincent
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    The P4P has been taken out of production for some specific reasons and those are believed to be that the image sensor is no longer available, DJI have stockpiled enough to keep production of the lower volume RTK version going but here and now it’s believed this is the reason. This is the same cause the X4S has been dropped as well. As for will there there be a replacement it’s remains to be seen, the dev time needed to produce another camera for this model may not bring enough return now, this was one only camera in this size range with a mechanical shutter so it does leave a gap. the P4P is not a pro tool in the sense it’s like a Red camera however it’s was very good at what it did, at the end of the day it’s all about using the right tool for the job that gets the desired results regardless of costs.
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    A $5.5M luxury condo in Wailea is one helluva place to call an office. All about the view, which we all know is tricky. As per the standard as of late, dark wood trim to eat up the light. Enjoy!
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    Thank you for the info.
  20. 1 point
    Nice work! Very smooth, good use of slow & steady, kept me engaged, and gave a good sense of the property. If I could offer one nitpick, it would be to keep the ceiling fan status consistent. If one fan is on, turn them all on, and vice versa. Personally, I prefer fans to be on and as slow as they'll go. But I do have one client who very much dislikes moving fans in video, so I make an exception for her...because it's her money and whatnot. Regardless, great job, let's see more soon!! 🎬🎥🏠💰
  21. 1 point
    Hi Philip, I understand your frustrations with the halt on Phantom 4 Pro production. I own a Phantom 4 Pro Plus Obsidian and it is a great drone. I personally prefer the look and performance of the Phantom compared to a Mavic. The company decided to discontinue the original pro model and the Pro V2 has been out of stock. I do not think that DJI is going to discontinue the Phantom line. I could be wrong but they have a lot invested into the line and the Phantom series made the company what it is today. DJI also just released Terra Mapping software which is only available for the Phantom 4 Pro. There are some other reasons that could explain the current halt in production. Here is an article discussing this topic further https://uavcoach.com/phantom-4-pro-discontinued/ Best, Chase Flynn | UAV Coach | Community Support
  22. 1 point
    I've got one on the way. I'll let you know how it turns out.
  23. 1 point
    Well done. First one looks it was taken in winter and then came summer in the second. No imagination in house design. How many houses built from one set of plans? We have the same problem here lack of imagination. Even if they painted the houses differently Back to the photos .. interest in seeing your next effort..
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    You can see images of what I have at the following links. Everything: https://ibb.co/ZcBJTcf Pixhawk since it's not visible in the first shot: https://ibb.co/x8qNbTR Also, updating some numbers since I got better counts. (8) Used 8in rotors (6) spare unused (4) Lithium batteries (2 used at a time) [each battery is 11.1V 2200MAH 24.42WH] (1) Turnigy TGY 9x - 5Ghz remote transmitter (1) ESC programming card (misc) Assorted wires and other components (all visible in the first photo)
  25. 1 point
    thx Alan great insights!
  26. 1 point
    @Av8Chuck Drones have been in use by the military for longer than they have been used by civilians for commercial purposes. I think that is fair and accurate to say, even while the technology supporting military UAVs may have developed on a track of its own, separate from the technology behind civilian and commercial drones. So no, civilian drones did not come from the military, I agree with you there. There are large differences in the design and purpose behind each. However, I don't think it's fair to discredit the writer based on their observation of UAV use evolving over time. And again, going back to the main point of the article, the gender gap has been documented and reported by credible sources, including the FAA's own U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics for anyone interested in taking a look at the numbers themselves.
  27. 1 point
    I just hit the EASY button when I used the https://dronepilotgroundschool.com./ The curriculum was straight forward and enjoyable to work through. I passed the test a week after enrolling and had not started before that. I could see someone using this well designed course to study for and pass the test in one day. The great part is that they can use it as a resource for years to come because I doubt if you passed the test in a hurry you will be well prepared to be much of a professional. It does often seem true that if profit is your motive, emptiness your soul.
  28. 1 point
    Create Labs is an organization that creates pathways for youth to gain exposure to STEM fields through immersive, educational experiences. We are teaming up with Drone Parks Worldwide to organize an immersive drone experience for hundreds of underserved youth from the Houston community. Youth ranging from 8-18 years old, will each learn the fundamentals of drone flying and drone racing technology. We are currently seeking more great drone companies that would like to showcase at the event and provide interactive experiences for the participants. This is a great way for your company to make a meaningful impact on the lives of many children who have never even seen a drone in person! If you have a drone-related venture and would like to participate or simply care about giving back and would like to serve as a sponsor, feel free to contact us to learn more. I tried to attach a deck but the file was too big. Email me and I will send you further information. For More Information, Please Contact: Abran Maldonado Event Producer / Cofounder Create Labs Ventures Inc. Abran@Createlabs.io CreateLabs.io 646-397-5516
  29. 1 point
    Those are some great time lapses. Some very good photography as well. I’m guessing you edited this compilation to show off your TL’s? It is a good reel but it’s a bit long. I’ll certainly check out your Pond5 if I need any stock footage. Thanks for sharing.
  30. 1 point
    Thanks Valerie, I found the link in the junk folder. Thank you very much for introducing this great work.
  31. 1 point
    You are certificated, not any entity. Is your driver's license issued in the name of your company? Nope. Same with pilot/operator certification.
  32. 1 point
    They are very responsive. If you subscribe to their service, they provide contacts for help. In fact, if you're completely new, they offer an on-boarding program called something like success services to help you through each step of the process. They also will sell you a drone, but you can use any drone that's supported.
  33. 1 point
    I did represent the FAA for years. They'd rather have the input and be able to discard it rather than suffer something untoward happening. Especially in a large city. This is, "if you see something, say something."
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    Thanks for posting this request Alan. I was able to assist Chris at Corporate FL and we completed the project on time. Jim
  35. 1 point
    @Luke This is cool, I dig it! I had totally forgotten that there are places in the world where being only a minute or two from the highway is cool. lol I like the extra details you included, and the music wasn't overbearing. Nice work!
  36. 1 point
    That is just absurd. Isn't the whole point of drones to get to places where you couldn't otherwise? Just like when cyber crime first came into play they will need to adapt and respond accordingly.
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    While the winter has historically been a lean time for the commercial UAV industry, I have been very fortunate to scale up this winter, to the point where I am getting the most amount of jobs (mostly reoccurring jobs) in my career. I have to give UAV Coach a big thank you for my recent successes and I would like to share some of my experiences and secrets with this community. Below is a video I produced on this subject. And if your looking for any tips or things I may have missed please let me know in the forum.
  39. 1 point
    Jesse, the first thing you'll want to do is get your Part 107 Remote Pilot sUAV license. You have all of the knowledge needed already. You'll need weather, loading and flight characteristics, VFR, airspace, and part 107 regs. Most of the work being done with the sUAV is photography / cinematography and real estate. So, I would get on the phone and talk to Amazon, Power Companies, Oil refineries, security companies and police departments share your background and let them know that you want to fly UAVs. Keep in mind these are small UAVs and not Predators. Best of luck to you Jesse.
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    Wow, thanks so much @JBR LIFE Photography ‚ I love how you were able to lighten everything up to make it feel more like sunrise. Yes, I played with the brush tool a bit but need a lot more practice to be able to properly isolate areas. This is really great feedback and appreciate you taking the time to teach me / share your settings so I can take a closer look at how you use Lightroom.
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    Appreciate the feedback, all! @JBR LIFE Photography, here's the original file — https://www.dropbox.com/s/dk5jo1jbfw3km3a/DJI_0074_original.DNG?dl=0 Would love you to work your magic. Alan
  42. 1 point
    Hello All, I'm happy to share and do so based upon my personal experience with both entities...Please be mindful that my experience with said entiteis just may be an exception... Presison Hawk in my opinion is only interested in raising investment money to acquire small potential startups to increase their product line and company size for an enventual buyout... ....While they do provide you with leads when their insurance clients need damage inspections, they allow and support a strict inflexible appointment schedule and have provided no (reply) communication to inquires re same when contacted... ....For example....I fly the Phoenix Valley and surrounding areas...I have contacted Presicion Hawk and relayed to them that it can be literally too dangerous to set an appointment after 9am during the months of June-Sept... ...I sent them proof that it can be 90 degrees at sunrise alone and an appt from 9am on can cause even the most climatized pilot to collapse from heat exhaustion, dehydration even sun stoke....or...try climbing on top of a roof that been baking in 115 degree temp for hours....use your imagination from there... ...Bottom line...I requested more than once that under such weather conditions the pilot should be able to re-schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for all, so long as the inspection takes place within 48hrs of the claim report...I got no response... ...I am confident that so long as the insurance company remains a client of Presicion Hawk they will always be in control of the inspection schedule regardless of any potentioal weather dangers...their only goal is to satisfy the claiment's inspection ASAP after a major disaster...the pilot flys at their own risk...notwithstanding the fact that the rates are dreck... ...As for Droners.IO (hereinafter DRO)...I signed up Feb 2017 and after several attempts to win a bid I have only been contacted once and the client never followed thru...Here's my take away... ...The potentioal client in most cases knows nothing about the drone business and there is no tutorial for said client to help acquaint them with what we can or cannot do.... and it's clear as to why...If the potential client knew that we don't fly at night or over stadiums w/o waivers, or over vehicle and pedestrian traffic or freeways or when it's too cold, hot or windy or just won't violate Federal Regs in general at all, they would have no clients!... ...So....you waste time educating the potential client (via e-mail) as to what and how you can accomplish their mission safely and within FAA Regs, only to find out that they really don't care about any of it.... ...All the potential client wants to hear is that you will capture the footage and/or stills they want, how they want, where they want, when they want at the price they want or get lost....they will eventually hire a starving or greedy rogue pilot that will not only undercut your rates but think nothing of breaking FAA Regs ... ....After I passed my recurrent 107 test on 12.5.18, DRO requested an update...I sent them the only document I was told there would be to prove I have passed said test and have a new experation date that is clearly visible and that there would be no ID update....they would not except said doc...even after I confirmed with the FAA Regional Office that the doc was indeed the appropriate doc and informed DRO of same and provided the FAA's number so they could vet the info, DRO would not except it...On my 3rd submission try, I requested DRO to inform me as to exactly what doc they needed to confirm my active status...I have yet to get an response... ....Needless to say I have since stopped checking my DRO account...My time is better spent prospecting not blind bidding against law breaking rogue pilots.... ...As I mentioned earlier, this could all have been an abberation, just one pilot with bad luck and everyone else is pissing in high cotton...but I doubt it...I don't know if this helps but it should be at least a little thought provoking.... ....At the end of the day, it just may be more cost and time effective to generate your own leads and not deal with any of these hubs where the tail always wags the dog! ...The Very Best To All This New Year! "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." Abraham Lincoln
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    I ask a similar question on another forum and was told the RTK equipment on the M210 has issues that impair mapping quality. The P4P-RTK is much better for mapping. The RTK advantage on the M210 helps with positional accuracy when flying near metal obstacles. So I was told. I’ve decided to buy the P4-RTK in Q1 next year.
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    Mahalo! Checked it out, put it to use in my editing tonight. I'll share once it's all wrapped.
  46. 1 point
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe you can fly over state & national parks. You just cannot take off or land in them.
  47. 1 point
    Well, I certainly appreciate all of the responding comments to my initial question. Personally I like Dave Pitman's idea of designating certain days and a limited number of permits. Perhaps they could require a drone pilot to have their FAA Part 107 Certificate so the pilot would know not to fly over people or harass wildlife, for example. Anyway, I'm getting so frustrated with all of the varied restrictions by each State, County, or small town, that I'm about to sell my DJI PHANTOM 4 PRO with all of my accessories to the highest bidder and abandon finishing the Part 107 course that I paid $250 for, and abandon my hopes to perhaps provide drone photography services to my community in ways I know would be beneficial. If things aren't changed soon I'm afraid this rapidly growing drone industry will take a downward dive that will devastate everyone one involved. Like most investments, maybe it's best we all sell out while we can maybe get something out of our investment. As you can tell, I'm pretty frustrated as I've only been able to fly my drone twice in the past year due to all of the restrictions. I'm one who will do all I can to adhere to all of the varied restrictions so, for me, it's almost impossible to ever find a place where drone photography is allowed. PLEASE, FAA, HELP ALL OF US THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THIS 'RAPIDLY GROWING INDUSTRY' BEFORE IT COLLAPSES TO NOTHING.
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    Good luck with your program. We've been doing that here in California for the last three years. Before the introduction of 107 most of the instruction was STEM related with little hands on experience. Surprisingly after 107 the class morphed into two parts, teaching students to pass the 107 with considerably more hands on primary flight training and a more application specific curriculum of using drone in industry. Its easy to see how this will extend into more about remote sensing and the sorts of problems that can help solve. Its challenging to find the right balance, high school students get bored really quickly...
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    Drone professionals operate at the intersection of manned aviation and terrestrial-based resources. The FAA provides this map thinking it means something to a drone operator, to some degree it might. But that map/chart is more meaningful to a pilot in the air than an operator on the ground. The lines in the grid actually "cover" a distance on the ground, if a drone operator zooms into this map how can you determine if the house you want to scan is in the No-Fly zone, or the house next door? The width of the line is probably more than the width of a street. I'm guessing you choose whatever map you want to be displayed under the grid, a more useful map for drone operators might be a street map, but there's really no point of reference. Hopefully, they'll get this sorted and running soon.
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    One thing to remember is surveying laws vary by state. Here in California, if you are setting ground control for aerial mapping it falls under the California Professional Land Surveyors' Act. If you are not a professional land surveyor and you want to utilize ground control to increase your positional mapping accuracy I highly recommend you consult with and hire a professional land surveyor to set the control for you.