Alan Perlman

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  1. 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
  2. DroneBase and Droners.io seem to be the most active, haven't heard much from those other links recently.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Sage advice from a seasoned pro. Thanks @Av8Chuck .
  6. 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.
  7. 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.)
  8. Yes, there's https://Verifly.com, https://Skywatch.ai, and https://DroneInsurance.com. Really interesting thread, thanks for getting it started @BillH. For what it's worth, we had a great experience working with Lance VanWormer at http://www.aviationinsurance.com/ to build a custom policy for us for our drone flight training classes. The underwriter was Old Republic.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. Whoa, that's awesome! Some great tips in this video, thanks for posting.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. @JBR LIFE Photography did you get to drink that coffee that's being made at 1:12? Hehe, great video! I know I've told you this before, but I love the variety of shots you do — it really showcases the property and what it would FEEL like to live there. Re: Peter Lik, it was a great gallery. I've always been a fan of his work, though I have mixed feelings about his pricing and pricing fine art in general (interesting article here). Also had a lot of fun at the National Geographic gallery a couple of blocks away. Beautiful prints that my 2yo got a kick out of.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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!