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About Uaviator53

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  1. Got me through 32 years of policing safely (not counting the dog bite- A German Shepherd! traitor).
  2. I'm sure it's all good stuff. May be worth the $$ depending on one's experience. Embry-Riddle has been the preeminent aviation university since the 1930s. However, it concerns me that young kids may not understand what the certificate training (not degree programs) will really qualify them for. A $200 online class like UAV Coach will get you the Part 107 RPC w/o a need to spend thousands. A youngster aspiring to a UAV career will need lots of training and logbook hours in the big stuff. Unless a young person goes into the military and logs thousands of hours in the big birds (and gets a
  3. UAVUniversity in Phoenix, AZ. Way overpriced at $3,500. Looks very thorough and includes fixed wing. For $1,000 I may do it, since I live 45 minutes from the school, but $3,500 is ridiculous. They also have degree programs.
  4. Guess Phoenix and Tucson will be on the next release. But sure glad they got Blythe, Ca, the mecca of aviation......
  5. "Also I've noticed that a lot of job posting for pilots of the big boys (Predator, etc) want at least 300-500 flight hours." I've also seen requirements for an FAA commercial pilot certificate w/ instrument rating, in addition to the RPC. "Here is a you think it would be a good idea for the FAA to make guidelines for the commercial drone industry on how many flight hours (or range of hours) is needed to be experienced?" No. The FAA does not regulate experience or hours. That is left up to the hiring agency, as it should be. Fifty hours may be fine for rea
  6. You are opening a can of worms here, the discussion will be hot and heavy. Well, the words "experienced" and "expert" are subjective, with wide definitions & opinions. As a court qualified "expert" in accident reconstruction in my previous police life, the legal standard was one of training, experience, qualifications, research, teaching experience and others, which the trier of facts (the judge) evaluated and ruled on. Once the judge admitted one as an expert you were permitted to offer opinions in court within your subject matter. But you didn't ask for a lot of evasive ans
  7. Stop it, you r killing me...Did u notice the facility maps layer option is gone? or is it just me?
  8. Like everything the govmn't rushes out, is probably full of bugs. I agree with you, why show grids in ares that are clearly G airspace. You would think one of the basemaps (layers) in the gallery would be the sectionals, but nope. But is nice to know we have National Geographic map layer. Good to know...I'm guessing sectionals will be in version 2.0
  9. Yeap, it's a lot faster upload. The whole E1 to E6 makes no sense to me and have failed in my effort to get a definition from the FAA.. I am well within Class G airspace per my sectional. I've checked with aviation sites and pilots that are current, some never heard of this and most just give their opinions, no one can provide a link as to what the hell E1-E5 means.
  10. Define "dropping like a rock when hovering"??? You should get very familiar with this page May want to try asking here:
  11. Began flying in 1969, but never heard of class E1 through E6 airspace. Can't find any definitions on the FAA website. Anyone knows? No guesses please. A link would be great....
  12. With all the efforts made by the govmn't, anyone caught flying where they shouldn't should be flogged 100 times with a wet noodle.