Dave Pitman

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  1. Yeah, but they scored venture capitol or were bought out so now they can rest easy. </sarcasm>
  2. DJI is infamous for compartmentalization of projects. There is a good chance that no one told the team that the P4P had been discontinued while they were designing a platform for it. In true DJI fashion, there will be a Terra 2.0 that hopefully will use a craft still in production ! 🙄
  3. I'll take a look. But, DJI is generally terrible at software.
  4. That is correct. The craft is fine. DJI's proprietary tablet is the non starter. The screen is great but the android os is weak and locked down by dji. You could purchase the correct Remote and bind it to your current craft.
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    well, probably with the raw image but not the posted jpg. Do you shoot with full frame for these?
  6. Excellent summary, Jonathon. While I don't work in that particular space, the concept is important and your VALUE proposition with repeat work and pricing is spot on. You could add another + to you list. The media buyer can see what they are getting up front and then decide rather than basing their decision on similar work = VALUE. Mahalo!
  7. Off hand, I don't know for sure. But I would just remove the mavic from your account and in the "reason" box enter the N number. You could confirm with UAShelp@faa.gov I have to say that it would make no sense to go to the trouble of getting an N number to replace the now typical FA3XXXXX number, IMHO.
  8. That's pretty basic stuff. For this: Just take a google satellite image and possibly a campus map and show exactly where you would like to operate and what you will be capturing. No need to make it complicated. BTW, it states 14 days prior but maybe they told you something else.
  9. William, You keep mentioning 90 prior approval but you don't say who you need approval from. If it's not controlled airspace, you don't need any approval from the FAA. If you need approval from the University to operate from their property, they should help you out with the process. I suspect they don't want to see what software you'll use, what your exact flight path will be and what color shirt you will wear. They will want to know location, altitude and operation time beginning and ending is my guess.
  10. I would ask the university for an example of what they want. What state or local laws restrict flight over the campus? Or is it "operating from" that requires their approval?
  11. Kamal. Your agent or whatever is getting you confused. Maybe this will help. You can establish a drone company and not be FAA certificated yourself. You could simply hire operators that have earned their part 107 certificate. So the company itself holds no certificate. However. every individual your company hires to operate drones must hold a certificate. If you are operating for your company, you must hold a certificate. Your certificate, or the certificate of any employee operator do not belong to the company. It's the same way with manned aviation. When a pilot flies for an airline, the pilot's certificate is in their respective name. They earn it and the airline does not have a pilot's certificate in their name. Hopefully this makes it easier for you and who ever is your "professional" adviser to understand. Best of luck.
  12. You are certificated, not any entity. Is your driver's license issued in the name of your company? Nope. Same with pilot/operator certification.
  13. The easiest way would probably be to use Airdata.com It will plot your flight and also let you download a .kml to use in other software. Free and paid options available.
  14. I was considering applying for a spot but I'm booked for the time frame. How many applicants did you get?
  15. That is pretty basic and you should have no problem. Still images are geo-tagged and the a gps track is recorded on the video clips in the subtitle track.