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  1. @FlyByDroning Welcome. I'm up in Clarksville where I specialize in residential Real Estate and event aerial photog. Nice to see you here.
  2. @Alan Perlman are you going to be hiring?? I'm up in Clarksville along with my farm and Flying Monkey Aerial Photography. Retiring from the Army next Spring.
  3. I'm right there with you. Not a bad first crack at it. Pretty easy to navigate through, took about 2 hours to finish and the exam was 35 questions long. I recently spoke with the Nashville FSDO and was informed that they're not real sure if the license will be separate or just a type rating added to existing certificate. I did a little more investigating and apparently they (FAA) want to make it an entirely separate sUAS rating on a Remote Pilot's Certificate. Also do not try to register on the IACRA site to be able to get the certificate, it's not ready for us quite yet. Peace and happy flyin
  4. I'm currently enrolled in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Masters in Unmanned Systems and here is a guide that they recently published. Enjoy erau-suas-consumer-guide-june-2016-release.pdf
  5. I'm coming in late on this but IMHO the B4UFLY app is garbage. I'm located near Ft. Campbell, KY and I've been flying this area for almost 20 years as an Army aviator and to my surprise the app told me that there was a private airfield located within our KHOP Class D airspace. I traveled to the so-called airfield and found it to be a housing area with a large pond. I wasn't sure who I should notify, the HOA or the massive amount of turtles floating around on a log. This is not the first issue with it either. I rely on good ole fashion VFR sectionals and websites like skyvector. Peace
  6. Greetings. I figured I would post this here. I recently inquired about Tennessee State Parks and the sUAS rules associated with them. I've seen several different blogs and chat lines that state everything from "you're permitted" to "you're going to burn in hell if you fly that thing in a state park!!". I even received a few comments on my YouTube vids in a few TN State Parks. Below is an email chain that I sent to and received back from a representative from the Tennessee State Park office in Nashville. I recently made a telephonic call and have requested a spreadsheet with all the parks point
  7. Looking for suggestions on copyright free music for vids. I received a package of them with my PowerDirector software but I've peaked on them and I want to avoid using the same ones. Thanks for any leads or suggestions.
  8. @RemotelyPossible I went with Transport Risk Management for my quotes. I found them through my LinkedIn account. Adam Johnson was the broker. He presented 5 different quotes for me in a very professional package and Global Aerospace was the best based upon price (below $1000) and the different coverages (only one that covered indoor flying). I went with them but to caveat I did not get hull coverage. Peace
  9. Hey Alan, sure, here's my answers: How'd the shoot go? It went very well. I was initially concerned because the property was surrounded by 80' Oak Trees. Was not sure if I could get any good footage outside of the boathouse. Became an exercise in obstacle avoidance. Curious how long you were in the air for? I went through 3 batteries for the shoot. A total of 30 pics and 20 full minutes of video. Anyone else with you? I did not take an observer with me this time. The area was free and clear of people and I was not planning on flying over the property itself. Some may frown upon
  10. Haha, yes it was a fun challenge flying around the trees
  11. A real estate project I did for an agent last weekend. Enjoy.
  12. I can agree on certain points. I'm always learning how to improve. I'm slowly building a good following, especially when I show up for a "job" and I'm wearing a kilt. Thanks for the advice.
  13. Can't exactly say I have one singular big challenge with my gig, I honestly have had a few. For starters my current line of employment (US Army) does not always allow me to dive headlong into my venture. The secondary challenge right now is the FAA. Like most I'm patiently (I use that term loosely) waiting for my 333 to get approved. I've been doing a lot of pro-bono work trying to build a contact list so when it does get approved (hopefully) I can go full bore into it. I'm doing work under a separate 333 approved company so I can get my experience level up. Excited to see what this course has
  14. Had some time this morning to spare so I filmed some areas around my town. Trying out my PowerDirector 14. Pretty intense to manipulate but it has a wide range of effects. Enjoy.
  15. Sure. It's by the same name. Flying Monkey Aerial Photography and Charley Jordan.
  16. I use Microsoft Movie Maker. It is limited on a lot of advanced features but it gets the job done and you can get pretty creative if you use it frequently.
  17. Exactly. I think about this all the time. Ridiculous.
  18. My occupation allowed me to visit a spot close to my hometown. It was great to get back in the cockpit and even better to get the chance to film some wonderful sunrises. Messed around with different advanced flight modes, control gains, and camera settings. Enjoy the picture show.
  19. Nice cool morning. Was able to send the Flying Monkey up.
  20. I need to perfect my camera angle skills. I was wearing Godzilla finger gloves on my left hand because it was so cold so it made the camera a bit jumpy.
  21. I didn't reserve an N-Number for my two aircraft but I did submit the paperwork anyway. I've received the pink copy back but the N-Number portion was still blank. I panicked so I called the Nashville FSDO and they proceeded to calm me down by saying that the number will come later and I was good to go with the pink copy.
  22. The process from initial submission to public docket number was very quick for me. I submitted it on 15 Jan 2016 and it was given a public docket number on 27 Jan 2016. I guess I just lucked out that day. Now I guess the wait begins. One thing I have noticed is that I've submitted proprietary documents and none of them have shown up in my docket folder and I haven't received any confirmation of submission. Oh well, I attribute it to a case of overwhelming conditions being experienced by the FAA.!docketDetail;D=FAA-2016-2574