Alan Perlman

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  1. I got an email from one of our students. Hey Alan! Just wanted to share some information with you! I was working in Marble Colorado filming a property with my drone. Everything went very well. I drove into the little town to eat lunch and had a conversation with a Local shop owner. They asked what brought me to town and I shared with them my drone services. The local shop owner had no problem with my services however they warned me that drones will be shot down in Marble Colorado by local land owners. I tried to explain to her that shooting a drone was illegal, she argued that it wasn't illegal and said it was a legal in the state of colorado to shoot a drone operating over private property. This concerned me GREATLY! How can we keep ourselves safe as drone pilots in remote areas where people are more then willing to shoot your drone out of the sky??? Im not sure I want to work in Marble again after this discussion I had. So there's two questions here: Is it legal to shoot down a drone? How can we keep ourselves safe as drone pilots / handle conversations like this? What do you think? (cc @Av8Chuck, @Steve Bennett, @Dave Pitman, @R Martin, @Ed O'Grady)
  2. Huzzah, that's a great score! Congrats.
  3. Glad to hear it, Rick. Enjoyed those photos! Keep us posted with how everything goes.
  4. Hey @Karl Michael Webster, some data points in other industries that might be helpful?
  5. I can't speak for this event specifically as I haven't attended, but it looks like a good combination of both newbie-friendly content and more advanced tracks. I'd take a step back and ask yourself what kind of training you're looking for, and what your goals in the industry are. This is a fast-moving industry. The more educated pilot is in a better position to succeed. If you think the conference is worth your time and money, that it gets you closer to your goals, then I'd say go for it.
  6. Thanks for closing the loop on this and letting me know you found someone, @CaptainKen! Always nice to connect pilots with job opportunities where we can...appreciate you posting the gig over here.
  7. Whoa, that's interesting @NickStan. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Not sure homeowners would pay a third-party pilot for something like this, but if it was a value-add that the roofing company offered to show the before and after, I'd certainly want to do business with that company over its competitors due to their transparency and commitment to customer excellence. Appreciate you sharing your thoughts over here.
  8. @R Martin — thanks for sharing. Good knowledge for those folks between airspace authorization expirations and LAANC.
  9. Bucharest! Great city, spent some time there back in 2008 and again in 2010. Did you make it up to Brasov / Transylvania?
  10. My wife just took the exam last week and got a 98%...I was very disappointed Best of luck on Monday! Let us know how it goes.
  11. Good chatting with you on the phone, Josh. Will shop this around with some folks...
  12. Here I am In the future, use the @ symbol before my name and I'll get a more direct notification. I participate in the forum where I can but am laser-focused on hitting a few strategic initiatives so don't always have the time. To me, worrying about other pilots devaluing your services...that's not something you can control. No centralized national body or membership will change that. My advice would be to focus 110% on what you CAN control...building your own business and kicking ass while doing so. Some inspiration for you: There's no silver bullet here. Just a lot of persistence and focusing on the right thing...getting high-quality clients that others can't compete for.
  13. Welcome, @Mdblocker! I was just in Idaho all last week—rafting on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River up near Stanley. Had fun exploring downtown Boise on Thursday night. I really hope to spend more time in Idaho. Beautiful state. Stay in touch and let us know what questions you have along the way.
  14. Love it, thanks for sharing! Seems like it was a fun day
  15. Thanks for sharing, @SkyWatcher Ilan! Here's a big takeaway from the article for those too lazy to click through
  16. Wow, beautiful. Love the variety of shots and the editing in the intro. Thanks for sharing!
  17. Wahoo, congrats @Dooger09 and welcome to the forum. Love Seattle and the Mt. Rainier area—climbed it about 15 years ago and hoping to get back again soon. Spent some time in Tacoma and Spokane as well.
  18. Hearing this more and more from other folks in the industry. Big fan of Skyward and their team, for what it's worth.
  19. Eeeeeeenteresting. More info over here: