Alan Perlman

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  1. Great to meet you, @Cesar . Welcome to our forum! There are new proposed rules for flying at night, you can read more here: Wouldn't likely go into effect until later this year or in 2020, but worth reading through to understand what's coming down the pike.
  2. Great to meet you both and welcome to our community forum! @olivermcclintock and @Jtooch
  3. YES, would love for you to unpack this some more if you're willing to share what's worked for you. We're actually trying to be a little more proactive this year when it comes to growing both our online and offline (hands-on) training programs — and that means targeted outreach and hopefully some more successful partnerships
  4. DroneBase and seem to be the most active, haven't heard much from those other links recently.
  5. Well said, @Av8Chuck and @Dave Pitman. I believe they were in the process of getting one of their pilots through the certification process. The timing was such that they didn't want to lose out on this gig and they were looking for a creative way to get it done while they're still getting set up with the FAA.
  6. Great to hear it and thanks for closing the loop.
  7. Hi all, got this message from Chris at Corporate FL and wanted to pass along. Good opportunity for a beginner pilot looking for some mapping experience. Note that they're not looking for someone to come and fly. They just need a certified pilot to act as Remote PIC so they can stay compliant. Their pilot will be flying the mission, but you can shadow / ask questions and network. You'll also be getting paid for your time!
  8. Sage advice from a seasoned pro. Thanks @Av8Chuck .
  9. Thanks for posting, @Joel ! Yes, please upload photos. Love that this comes with the LowePro backpack — it's the same backpack I use with my Mavic(s) and I REALLY like how portable and easy it is.
  10. Hey @Roderick, thanks for bringing the conversation to the forum and welcome! People learn and are motivated to move forward in different ways. So while this event might not be for everyone, it might be a great fit for you and what you're looking to learn. For what it's worth, here's something I found on their website that should give you peace of mind: What is the MONEY BACK GUARANTEE? If you attend Drone Command Live and do not feel like it was worth your investment, you can receive a complete REFUND. There is no risk. Register today! (To receive a refund, you must request the refund before you leave the event.)
  11. Yes, there's,, and Really interesting thread, thanks for getting it started @BillH. For what it's worth, we had a great experience working with Lance VanWormer at to build a custom policy for us for our drone flight training classes. The underwriter was Old Republic.
  12. Hi @MRaff, would have been helpful to share Airilo is for new readers just seeing this thread for the first time. Dug up this thread for you but feel free to add more context around what this Beta is all about and what your goals and expectations are for folks participating.
  13. There's one in Nashville that I thought about signing up for. Curious what others think as well.
  14. Here are a few resources that are top of mind right now: Drones in Fire Departments: The Step-by-Step Process the L.A. Fire Department Followed to Create Their Drone Program - A webinar that Derrick at the LA City Fire Department is doing about drones and firefighting: 6 ways police departments are using drones in their work: How to incorporate drones into police work: New online training course about rapid response drone data: Can you share more information about what your vision is and any other relevant notes around budget, timing, what you need, etc.?
  15. Yo @JCFP — thanks for the @ shout out and appreciate you posting this question. If you're operating under Part 107 and requesting LAANC authorization, you will not be asked to also call or notify the towers or airport managers provided your flight mission falls within the maximum allowable altitudes. I'm afraid I haven't LAANC too much myself. Last week, I ran through it using Airmap, and other than needing to provide my phone number and to verify it during the approval request, a counter just started, and they wanted me to tap it again when my flight mission was done. Very straightforward, took about 5 minutes to talk through. Would recommend using Kittyhawk or Airmap or Skyward and creating a mock mission so you can see how it works. There are opportunities, of course, to work with the tower directly if your mission requires additional consideration and the automated process isn't working. Hope that helps? Hope others can chime in with their own experiences.
  16. Yep, has been done before. Just requires a lot of communication and risk mitigation. From my understanding, nothing in the Part 107 rules prohibits this kind of proximity flying w/ manned aircraft. Would love to see the footage when you're done!
  17. Whoa, that's awesome! Some great tips in this video, thanks for posting.
  18. Tangential and perhaps a bit woo woo to some folks, but I'm concerned about the health consequences of long-term exposure to 5G / millimeter waves. Just not enough research has been done re: prolonged exposure and could have subtle, adverse effects.
  19. Oh, interesting! It's been a while since I set up the account for the first time, forgot about the activation process. Hope you get that email soon!
  20. Welcome to the forum @Wm Paulson — I assume you registered at the FAA's Drone Zone portal. You don't need to wait on anything, it's all automated. You should be able to log into your account and see your registration number. You're not going to get an email or anything in the mail.