Isabella | UAV Coach

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  1. Greeting folks, The North Texas UAS Safety and Integration Task Force and NCTCOG are hosting a free drone safety workshop. Register here: What to Expect Learn rules and regulations Best practices and where to fly Available careers and resources Required licensing Pre-flight planning Date And Time Sat, January 18, 2020 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST Location North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011 Cost Free Requirements Must be 16 years or older to attend
  2. Autel Robotics just announced the details of their newest drone, the Autel Evo II, the first portable 8k camera drone capable of 48MP stills. We make side-by-side comparisons of the original Evo, Evo II, and DJI’s Mavic 2 Pro in this article: Brand New Autel Evo II Outpaces the Mavic 2 Pro in Key Areas Could the Evo II possibly overtake the Mavic 2 Pro as the leading consumer/prosumer drone? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
  3. I would like to see more companies in the drone space offer aid to Australia during this disaster, as Propeller Aero has with their free drone surveys. Google's Wing started a drone delivery program last year in Australia's capital city, Canberra. It would be cool to see them offer services, such as the delivery of first aid products to those displaced by the fires, for free.
  4. Drones will be able to assist in post-disaster recovery efforts but must not fly near active bushfires without permission from Australia’s CASA. In a statement from the CASA: While drones are asked to stay away from the active fires, they will likely be called upon to assist after the fact in post-disaster recovery efforts. One Australian drone software company, Propeller Aero, has extended free drone surveying services to those affected by the fires. Learn more about how drones will aid in Australia's recovery: How Drones Can Help Restore Australia’s Infrastructure and Wildlife Habitats Burned in the Bushfires. In the comments, share your thoughts and ideas about how drones can safely provide aid to the affected areas.
  5. Here at UAV Coach, we've already started to plan out our initiatives to enrich the education and training sector of the drone industry in 2020. But first, we thought it would be nice to take a look back on some of our favorite moments and achievements from 2019. From celebrating our company 5-year anniversary to issuing our first-ever drone industry survey, from granting college scholarships to training professional drone pilots across the country. Take a look back on our biggest moments of 2019: UAV Coach 2019 Year in Review: Company Highlights and Achievements And We want to hear from you. What we can do to help you learn about the drone industry in 2020? Whether it’s a new guide, class, or hands-on resource, let us know in the comments below.
  6. For those of you looking for more information on the Proposed Rule, we've put together this article that explains the FAA's proposal, why it concerns us, and what you can do to help change the proposed rule before it’s finalized: We’re Concerned About the FAA’s Proposed Rule on Remote ID (Here’s Why And How You Can Help) What I found concerning about the NPRM was the cost analysis. The NPRM describes a data subscription plan that drone users would purchase from designated UAS Service Suppliers (probably some of the same players who offer LAANC access). The FAA has estimated that the subscription would cost drone pilots $2.50/month on average per operator. That doesn't sound like much, but what will the initial cost be to upgrade equipment if your old drone isn't compatible? It sounds like cell phone data plans, which have gotten very expensive over the years, especially for "unlimited" plans.
  7. Effective Jan. 13, 2020, people seeking an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate (or any type of airman certificate) will have to register on the IACRA website first and obtain an FAA Tracking Number (FTN) before being allowed to schedule the test. f you have an existing Remote Pilot Certificate, you actually already have an FAA Tracking Number (FTN) for the Unmanned Aircraft General Test. The FTN will allow you to schedule future test dates using an online process instead of having to call the testing center directly. More details here: FAA Changes Testing Process for Drone Pilots — How to Obtain an FAA Tracking Number (FTN)
  8. Hi @David Woodham - Please check out our drone training at We have instructors across the U.S. including in the Atlanta area. You can submit a booking inquiry and tell us more about your training needs. We offer custom hands on training tailored to your needs. Please reach out if you have any questions!
  9. This contest has closed. The winner has been contacted via email. Thank you all for entering and supporting our community. Hello folks, We've partnered with DJI to giveaway one (1) Mavic 2 Pro ND Filters Set (Retail Price $109). To win, leave a comment below this post telling us how this ND filter set would enhance your drone photography. The deadline to enter is December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET. About the Mavic 2 Pro ND Filters Set (from the DJI website): Made specifically for the Mavic 2 Pro. This set includes ND4, ND8, ND16, and ND32 Filters, allowing 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, and 1/32 of incoming light through respectively, equal to 2/3/4/5-stop filters. These high-quality, light reducing ND filters reduce the amount of light coming into the sensor, giving you more control of the camera's aperture, exposure time, and sensor sensitivity settings. A precise snap-joint design ensures a reliable fit and lens seal during flight. Four filter options offer you more freedom in controlling aperture and shutter, giving you more exposure choices for your photography. If you're interested in purchasing the Mavic 2 Pro for yourself of a friend this holiday season, DJI is running a pretty big discount. Check out their Christmas Sale running now through Jan. 1, 2019. $420 Off Mavic 2 Pro + DJI Smart Controller — Was $2199, Now $1779 $350 Off Mavic 2 Pro — Was $1729, Now $1379
  10. Hi @Ahmad Jamali What are you hoping to gain from the mentorship? Are you looking for hands-on drone training or educational resources on a particular drone application? I may be able to point you to some resources. Best, Isabella
  11. One of the fastest ways to get permission to fly a drone in controlled airspace is to submit an authorization request through the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC’s coverage has dramatically increased since the kick-off of its nationwide expansion in April 2018. Let's look at some of the most recent numbers: LAANC is available at approximately 400 air traffic facilities covering about 600 airports There are 21 FAA-approved UAS Service Suppliers through which drone pilots can access LAANC The FAA has reported granting more than 170,000 airspace authorizations through LAANC Learn more about LAANC's most recent expansion here: LAANC by the Numbers: 21 Suppliers, 600 Airports, 170,000 Authorizations Have you used LAANC in your drone operations? How was your experience? Share below in the comments.
  12. The DJI Christmas Sale has arrived with deals up to 34% off on drones, cameras, and accessories now through Jan. 1, 2020. DJI is offering significant discounts, like $350 off the Mavic 2 Pro. The foldable camera drone is going to be a popular gift this year. When we surveyed the drone community on which drone models they prefer to fly, over 30% reported flying a drone from the DJI Mavic Series. The Mavic 2 Pro is popular for good reason — it has a high quality 20 MP camera, is lightweight, and has a battery life of 30 - 32 minutes, making it an essential companion for photographers, documentary compilers, and commercial drone pilots in any industry. The other deal catching our attention is the increased discount on DJI’s Digital FPV System. The DJI FPV Fly More Combo has been marked down to just $799. It had already been marked down from $1,007 to $929 before the Christmas Sale kicked off. [Details Here] DJI Christmas Sale: Huge Discounts on DJI Mavic 2 Pro, DJI Tello, and DJI FPV Systems Which of the DJI products would you recommend to a friend? Let us know in the comments below.
  13. Hi folks, If you are new to the drone industry and not yet certified under Part 107, you will want to familiarize yourself with all the elements of the FAA Part 107 Rule: What is the FAA Part 107? The Drone License Requirement Explained In this explanatory guide, you will learn about: What the FAA Part 107 allows you to do Where to take the FAA Part 107 test for your commercial drone license Study guides to help you pass the FAA Part 107 test How the FAA Part 107 has changed since it was first implemented Let us know if you find the guide helpful. Do you have other questions about the FAA Part 107? Let us know in the comments below.
  14. PrecisionHawk, Inc., a leading provider of drone technology for the enterprise, has announced a $32 million investment from venture investors including Millennium Technology Value Partners, Third Point Ventures, Eastward Capital Partners, and others. The financing will fuel continued innovation in PrecisionHawk’s software tool, PrecisionAnalytics that uses artificial intelligence/machine learning, to help enterprises better utilize data collected by drones to solve business challenges. The financing will also accelerate sales initiatives and further market expansion. Learn more about PrecisionHawk's latest fundraising round: PrecisionHawk Raises $32 Million to Advance Next Phase of Growth in Commercial Drones Share your thoughts on PrecisionHawk's most recent funding round in the comments below.
  15. Thank you @Dave Pitman. We appreciate your support and are excited to be able to work closely with the FAA on the new Recreational Drone Flyer Test.