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  1. Greetings from UAV Coach — We're excited to announce an exciting opportunity for our UAV Coach community members. Providing a space for drone pilots to network, to share stories, and to offer advice to one another is a passion of ours. We hope to provide you with opportunities to grow and advance in the industry. That's why we've partnered with AUVSI to host an awesome giveaway. UAV Coach is giving away five VIP Passes to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. At this conference, the winner will get to connect with 8,500 technologists, regulators, and users across commercial and defense sectors. The winner will also have an opportunity to meet with members of the UAV Coach staff attending the conference. The conference takes place April 29 - May 2, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Prize Five winners will be selected to receive one VIP Pass, valued at $1,599. With this pass, you'll have access to: All four days of the conference, including educational programming XPO Hall Keynote Sessions Women and Diversity in Robotics Special Event Startup Showdown Competition Conference Proceedings VIP Club Access Chairman's Reception Winners are responsible for their own travel, stay, and dining accommodations. How to Enter To enter, tell us why you want to attend AUVSI XPONENTIAL in up to 300 words by replying to this post. Scroll to the bottom of this post and enter your reply by March 5, 11:59 PM for a chance to win one of five passes to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019. Giveaway Details Contest Opened: February 20, 2019, 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Contest Closes: March 5, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Prize: One (1) VIP PASS to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 Winners: Five (5) Whether you're new to unmanned systems or have been in the industry for years, AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 has something for everyone. XPONENTIAL brings together people, speakers, and exhibitors from across the globe and from more than 20 industries to convene to discuss where the industry is now, and where it is headed. There will be over 700 exhibitors to see unmanned systems in action and over 150 sessions for learning. Whether it’s hands-on demos, thought-provoking keynotes or speed-networking sessions, we give you the opportunity to experience all things unmanned. Submit your entry by March 5, 2019, 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win!
  2. Check out the latest episode from one of our favorite drone podcasts, Drone Law Pro Radio by Enrico Schaefer. Episode 21 - Part 107 pilot and firefighter Jason Harrison discusses his detention and near arrest In this episode, Enrico interviews Jason Harrison, a Part 107 pilot who was handcuffed and ticketed for operating his drone in a park located in Genesee County, MI. He fought the ordinance and convinced the prosecuting attorney that the local ordinance was a violation of Michigan Law, which precludes municipalities from regulating the operation of drones by citizens.
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    FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

    Thanks for sharing @Spitfire76 . You can get all the details of the new rule in our post: What Drone Operators Need to Know About the FAA’s Major Change to the Drone ID Marking Rule. The rule requires small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment.
  4. We’ve seen drones put to creative use in various drone light shows, but never before have we seen drones used for artisitc expression like during this year’s Mexico City Art Week. Last weekend, modified drones completed the world’s first live urban art installation powered by blockchain during the annual Mexico City Art Week. The event took place February 8-10 and marked the launch of the Drone Graffiti Project—a creative initiative to unite communities across virtual and physical worlds, empowering them to create unique artworks with drones in a collaborative manner. Get a better understanding of the technology behind the project, and take a look at some of the drones and artists in action during the event in our recent post: Artists Paint with Drones at Live Event for Mexico City Art Week | Tech Startups and Art Studios Collaborate on Drone Graffiti Project
  5. Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, this month unveiled Delair Aerial Intelligence (—software that helps businesses process the large amounts of data they collect with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)/drones. The software can leverage drone data in a wide range of use cases, with analytics optimized for specific industries such as mining, quarries, construction, power and utilities, and agriculture. Learn more about how you can use the software for your business in our recent post: Transform Data from Drone-based Images into Actionable Insights for Your Business | About Delair’s New, Cloud-Based Software, We’ve been tracking Delair’s progress since they flew the world’s first commercial beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone mission in 2012. Their noteworthy accomplishments have been stacking up since then, including a strategic partnership with Intel and an expanding line of long-range, fixed-wing drones. It’s the fixed-wing drone hardware that first gained Delair international recognition, but the company has fully evolved from the hardware-only supplier it once was. Delair now claims to have the largest team of software developers focused on drone data management of any company in the drone software space. This growth follows Delair’s acquisition of Airware’s software platform and development team in 2018. In the comments below, tell us what you think about Delair’s break into the software side of drone services.
  6. The newly available whitepaper from PrecisionHawk and Skylogic Research, The Economics of Using Drones for BVLOS Inspections, is a must-read for enterprise and commercial entities considering integrating beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights into their operations. The paper walks the reader through how to determine whether BVLOS is or isn’t economically viable for their company using four main factors and presents real-world case studies of companies that have benefited from BVLOS drone technology. Download the free whitepaper here. For highlights, key findings, and an exclusive interview with the authors, check out our most recent blog post. Share your thoughts on the findings from the whitepaper and our interview with the authors in the comments below.
  7. Drones were present in a variety of forms at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia last week. Tethered quadcopters provided an added layer of security while pre-programmed drones lit up the sky during the halftime show. Present in record-breaking numbers, drones at the NFL championship game set a new precedent for unmanned aerial systems at major public events. Learn more about how the Super Bowl helped advance the industry’s pursuit to make drones regular participants in large-scale, public events and about the restrictions put in place to deter any illegal drone operations: Drone Presence at Super Bowl LIII Breaks Records and Sets New Precedent for Drone Use at Major Public Events Share your thoughts on the drone presence at Super Bowl LIII in the comments below.
  8. Starting today, a new, online masterclass is available for drone data analysts and organizations wishing to improve their data analysis results, especially in emergency and disaster scenarios. The class, Rapid Response Drone Data, teaches students how to capture and process drone data quickly during an emergency or disaster. In full, students who sign up for the class will have access to: 100+ video lectures that provide in-depth training on rapid-data analysis Software tutorials designed around off-the-shelf drone hardware and mapping software Example datasets and labs that provide hands-on experience in data processing Downloadable checklists and guides that cover everything from pre-planning for a disaster to options for hardware/software The course is designed for all skill levels and does not require drone ownership. For a limited time, UAV Coach readers can purchase the class with a discount. Use the code UAVCOACH2019 for $50 off the tuition when you sign up. This offer is only available for the first 100 members of the UAV Coach community that sign up and is good until March 1, 2019. Learn more about the class here. If you choose to take the class, or if you have taken a class with Scholar Farms in the past, share your experience below in the comments!
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    Check out our Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Commercial Drone Pilot.
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    Big guy

    Hi @Big Guy -- Welcome to the forum. Have you heard about how drones are being used for reforestation projects? You mentioned your interest in forestry management, so I think you may find this interesting. Drones For Good: DroneSeed Uses Drones in Post-wildfire Re-planting Project
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    I'm new to the drone world.

    Hi @Floridian1973 -- It's wonderful to hear about your excitement for drone technology. It is opening up new career and professional opportunities in a variety of industries, like real estate marketing, filmmaking, GIS mapping, and inspections. Pursuing your Part 107 is a great first step, and then starting to think about what drone applications most interest you. If you're already taking our course over at Drone Pilot Ground School, and keeping up with the news on UAV Coach, I'm sure you'll find a particular field that interests you. Best of luck on your drone journey.
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    Robert from South Carolina - New here at uavcoach

    Hi @Robert Nix -- You might be able to find some helpful guidance for growing a real estate marketing business with drones in this post: How to Build a Real Estate Marketing Business that Includes Drones. And welcome to the forum!
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    New here

    Hi there @Image360 -- Welcome to our community forum. This is a great place to gather inspiration from other drone photographers. Have you decided which online training to take, and are you working towards your Part 107 remote pilot certificate?
  14. Hi there fellow drone pilots. We're working on a resource here at UAV Coach to help drone pilots find places to fly their drones legally in the U.S. Sometimes, you may think your neighborhood park is the perfect place to take out your drone, only to find out there's a local ordinance there against it. With cities more commonly creating their own local drone rules on top of FAA regulations, it has become harder to find places to fly. How have you worked around this, and what drone-friendly flight locations have you discovered? We'd love to receive feedback from those of you who actively participate in this community forum. So, go ahead and drop a comment below with your favorite places to fly a drone.
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    Pentagon Domestic Drone Use at All-Time High

    Hi @Av8Chuck You bring up an important point that the drones used by the DoD are manufactured by specific contractors. The article covers data from the entire 2018 fiscal year, including DoD operations prior to the ban. They deployed the DJI Phantom from the Chinese manufacturer during 2018 in two instances: (1) to provide installation support in DoD airspace at Camp Pendleton, CA and (2) to provide support at a public air show at Cherry Point, NC. Anyway, I think it's important to bring up the ban as you have, and I may add a note about it to the article.