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Hey everyone! In case you haven't heard, Videoblocks by Storyblocks is our community sponsor this month and they're offering a free, seven day trial of their stock video subscription service to UAV Coach community members. Sign up for seven days of free stock video footage now. (Note: the signup page indicates that the offer ends on 11/30, but the offer is still valid, so please go ahead and sign up if you're interested.) Have some drone footage you want to sell? The Storyblocks Marketplace gives contributors 100% commission for their stock footage. You can make $49 for every HD download, and $199 for every download in 4K. The setup process is super easy— you can learn more about how to get started here. Storyblocks has a huge footprint in the stock media world. They recently passed a milestone of 100 million downloads worldwide, and they work with big companies like National Geographic, NBC, and ABC. Try their stock video subscription service free, and also check out their Marketplace if you have drone footage you'd like to sell for passive income. Want to learn more? Check out our recent blog post on Videoblocks by Storyblocks.
We are pumped to announce the Big Drone Show, Canada’s premier drone event. The show happens next month in Toronto, Canada on September 27th and 28th. If you're interested in attending, make sure to use the code UAVCOACH for a hefty discount of 25% off of what is already a very low ticket price of $90. More about the event over here, where we walk through their film festival, hackathon, and more. 3DR and DJI, partnering up? A year ago when 3D Robotics Inc. and DJI were going head to head in the consumer drone market, this idea may have seemed crazy. But today, 3DR has one of the top platforms for processing drone data in the commercial sector, and DJI wants to expand their use cases for the Phantom 4 (for starters) so that it can be used in commercial scenarios. Read this article to learn more about their unlikely partnership, and why it makes so much sense. Meet Mike McGuirt, the newest member of our team. Mike served in the Air Force for 28 years, and has been working more recently as an Aerospace Science Instructor for high school students in Arkansas. He's also an FAA certified drone pilot, and the new Student Support Manager for our Drone Pilot Ground School students studying to pass the Part 107 exam. We couldn't be more thrilled to have him on board. Read our interview to learn more about Mike's experiences in the Air Force and his in-depth knowledge of UAVs, aerospace science, and customer support. Use code UAVCOACH for 25% off an (already low) ticket price of $90 to Canada's premier drone event, the Big Drone Show. From The Community Forum Here are some notable threads from this past week: Office Space in a Complex U.S. Government Bans the Use of DJI Products Mapping a roof with Olympus 45mm (Inspire 1 Pro) help! Aerial Downtown LA FAA Airspace Authorization & Waiver Experiences / Notes Who will be going to Interdrone in Las Vegas? Until next week...
Hey everyone, I just wonder what you guys think about Parrot refocusing their drone lines on the "Prosumer". https://www.recode.net/2017/5/8/15578124/french-drone-parrot-prosumer Like Yuneec, they are cutting their workforce and retooling. Do you think they have the ability to take on DJI and others in this space?