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  1. So - I need to get my renewal and need to study. Is it basically the same test I took to get my 107? Therefore, should I go thru the same training that helped me pass it the first time (DP Ground School) ? If my current one expires before I can recert - does that cause any other issues (I thought I had another month but only have a week or two)? Thanks in advance, Scott
  2. I'm interested Part 107 Certified DFW Texas area
  3. Curious - I am supposed to fly near the outer edge of a class D airspace. I'm probably less than 100 feet outside of it. I fly a Mavic Pro. Thoughts on if you think I need an unlock code or not? I'm going to try and get by there before I have to fly and just turn on the Mavic and see what comes up on the app.
  4. Thanks for the reply Steve
  5. So, I passed my RPC on 9/24 (Thanks to UAV Coach!!), registered with IACRA on 9/26. I have a temporary certificate with no number. When should I expect to actually have a number? When should I expect to get my official card? Thank you, Scott Vivian
  6. Here are the site locations: Location(s): Location ID45S: Dan Ryan Expressway at 36th St., East line, South face 41.828095, -87.629620 Location ID 23W: Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) 750’ E/O Kedzie, South Line, West face 41.873992, -87.705286 Location ID 30W: Stevenson Expressway (I-55) w/o Ashland, South Line, West face 41.837291, -87.667132 Notes: Site 30W might be problematic as it technically falls just on the inside of the Chicago Midway International Airport. Location ID 2N: Kennedy Expressway at Peoria, West line, North face 41.889967, -87.64794 Location ID 55S: Dan Ryan Expressway s/o Cermak at Lumber, East line, South face 41.850567, -87.644361 Location ID 14 N: Edens Expressway N/O Elston EL, NF 41.972822, -87.747125 We are not 'dumping' this on a contractor. We have clearly stated the requirements in our scope of work to pilots we have connected with. The pilots that have responded have indicated they are willing to get the authorizations at sites requiring it. Our response to the client will be based on what is achievable given their time frame and whether or not authorization can be acquired. That was not the purpose of the post. The purpose of the post was to solicit constructive advice on business terms.
  7. As a new startup, we are working to put together a contract for a large billion dollar company used to seeing contracts fitting their stature. We are currently struggling with several areas in our contract - payment terms, copyright fees, contractor rate, and output format. Payment Terms - The customer has a line item for Payment mechanics stating they will pay within 60 days of invoicing. While I understand the actual term and what that means, it doesn't seem that would be a 'norm' in our industry. So - I am asking for your help/guidance as to what your payment terms look like. Do you require a deposit/retainer? Do you provide a link of the finished product with 'PROOF' on it until final payment is received? Anything related to payment terms you can share would be appreciated! Copyright Fees - This customer wants to 'own all of the work product and Operator will retain no rights to the footage'. To me, this is an upsell. What do you charge for this? Is it a flat fee, or a percentage of the product? Contractor rate - The initial sites for this project are in Chicago - I am in Dallas. More than likely, we will need to use a contract pilot. What types of rates should one expect for this type of work? This project has six sites and one is actually inside the airport property (Midway, not O'hare). Note - this is only for video, no photos, no post-editing. Output format - Since this is video only - what would the normal output be? Specifically, what video format would you recommend and why? And, how do you provide the final product - what medium - online, thumb drive, sd card, etc.? What other areas have you struggled with and come up with regarding contract terms? Anyone in the Chicago area want to be our remote pilot? Send email to me below and we can send the scope of the work! Thank you in advance! Scott Vivian Drone It Texas / Drone It Network 469.569.4160
  8. Good catch! Yes - iflightplanner. I got it from another post of yours. Love it!
  9. Thanks! In browsing around, I found which is really cool. Using inflightplanner lets me see (very clearly) all of the various class B/C airspace around me. Much easier to visualize than just a sectional chart.
  10. Thanks, Dave. I am currently going thru the Drone Pilot Ground School from UAV Coach. I went back and reviewed all of the information about the B4UFly app and found that it was really developed for hobbyist versus the commercial pilot. It was mentioned so much at the Interdrone convention, I thought it was an authoritative source (being from the FAA).
  11. I was checking on a couple of locations to fly for a potential customer. When I use the 'B4UFly' app it is says do not fly! When I go to the FAA UAS Data Delivery System, the addresses show up with a ceiling of 200 and 300 feet. Has anyone used the UAS Data Delivery System to check? Where can I find the definitive / authoritative answer? Here is the link to the Visualize It: See FAA UAS Data on a Map - Example location: 41.97439 -87.80727 Thank you, Scott - Drone It Texas / Drone It Network