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Commercial Drone Business Will Soar In Years To Come

For a better understanding of how drones – also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Miniature Pilotless Aircrafts – can affect us in our society, we investigated up to date FAA data. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) forecasts that the number of drones flying in the skies will reach around 7 million by the year 2020.

Having said that the number of drones sold by the years 2017, 2019, 2018 and 2020 might reach about 2.3 million, 2.9 million, 3.5 million and 4.3 million respectively. Such estimates are for drones practiced by hobbyists or what’s also called model aircraft.

The number for non-model, industrial aircraft or commercial drone is far lesser. FAA predicts that these kinds of commercial drones will have higher earnings, with 0.6 million and 2.5 million for the years 2016 and 2017 respectively; 2.6 million each for the years 2018 and 2019; and 2.7 million units in 2020.

Combining the number, the total number of potential drones operating will reach up to 7 million by 2020.

Here are five reasons why drones will be in high demand in years to come:

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Problem Solved Here is How To Find A Drone Pilot Job

In May of 2018 InfraDrone LLC announced the launch of the new App to find a drone pilot job, available on both Android and iPhone App shops and through the internet.

The Smartphone App enables drone pilots to find jobs by:

  • Registering for free and no obligation
  • Sign up for possible paid drone pilot jobs
  • Get notice of paid drone pilot jobs available in their region
  • View limited air space maps, weather, and other info
  • Get paid for the drone pilot jobs
  • Reply with price quotes

Licensed drone pilot jobs are in need as interest in drones is skyrocketing. All drone pilots enrolled on the network must be licensed and insured, and will have the chance to post the sort of scanners and cameras they’re currently carrying. Drone pilot jobs will be matched to the kind of equipment required by each customer, ranging from simple Thermography, photo/video to HD, and even LiDAR. Read More

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Recruiting Women To Become Female Drone Pilots

The drone industry is growing significantly as many people are adopting the technology for various purposes. Some people fly drones for leisure such as performing activities like racing. Drone technology also helps to improve the film industry.

However, of significant concern is the fact that there are very few female drone pilots compared to their male counterparts. Women hold less than 4% of certificates compared to 96% drone certification for males in the US. Globally, women constitute fewer than 3% of drone certificates.  The drone pilot gender gap is enormous, but various women groups are working toward improving the odds.

For instance, “Women Who Drone” is an online community that seeks to expand the visibility of female drone pilots in different ways. The total for women involved in the drone industry is still small, and the figure is discouraging. However, the few women in this industry are doing an exemplary job to support each other.   Read More

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2018 Updates To FAA Drone Regulations

Drone regulation is an ever-evolving subject. For every new opportunity and piece of tech that comes along, there are questions over correct practice and uniformity in laws. The FAA continues to update its guidelines and amendments to cover new rules and restrictions as they come into place. At the same time, bodies such as the ULC attempt to challenge current legislation over privacy concerns.

What is clear and legal today may, at some point in the future, alter and become illegal. That is why it is important that all drone owners and operators keep up with current rules, trends, and amendments. The more that drone operators know, the easier it is to stay compliant and work without concerns.

There are three major factors to consider right now with the state of FAA  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drone regulations in 2018. They are as follows:

  1. The current rules and regulations on the basic flight as detailed by the FAA
  2. New challenges by the ULC over airspace ownership and aerial trespass
  3. Issues of national security and restrictions around military sites

Some of these regulations are set in stone and operators must adhere to them at all times, whatever the purpose of the flight. Other amendments are a little more fluid and pertain to specific sites. Then there are the legal challenges that may or may not affect drone laws in the future.

It is a complicated mix of issues. But, drone users that keep up with these trends and alterations should have few issues. Read More

Drones For Beginners

The Top 5 Beginner Drones for New UAV Pilots (updated for 2018)

Every hobbyist has to start somewhere. If you have a passion for flying drones but don’t yet have the experience, look to buy a starter drone. As a beginner drone pilot, it is necessary that you purchase a UAV that is easy to learn to operate, before graduating to a more complex model.  The more advanced drones are not cheap, and if all you do is crash them, you will quickly get discouraged. Read our tips for drones that are great for beginners.

5 Of The Best Drones For Beginners

The site used to compile this list include Best Drone For The Job, Parrot, DJI.com, Yuneec, Amazon.com.  Several of these drones have been around for a couple of years and have stood the test of time.  They are still our recommendations for 2018. Read More

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The New Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program For Drones

President Trump has a plan to make it much easier to fly commercial drones across the US. He has a vision for a country with a strong, fluid drone network and drone-based economy. Current FAA laws and regulations mean that this is a long way off.

President Trump’s solution to the current situation is the new Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program. This could shake up aviation and help drone operators and businesses across the nation. This new development will thrill some people, others less so.

What does it all mean for drone operators, developers, and haters over the coming years?

Why has President Trump announced this new program for drone laws and applications?

President Trump released a Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation on October 25th. This document outlines all the guidelines and implications of this new program. It begins with an insight into the reasons for its creation. Read More

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Requirements To Be A Drone Pilot In The US Air Force

A career in the armed forces is something that many people consider after high school. Some find themselves drawn to military service from a young age with a desire to serve their country, perhaps due to family ties. Others find their way into the service through other skills and disciplines.

The US Air Force is proud to recruit many different people of different abilities into the service, with a growing range of roles. One area that has grown particularly rapidly is that of drone operations. There are now calls for more trainees and drone pilots in the US Air Force, and it is easier than ever to apply.

However, this line of drone work is not for everyone, and the US Air Force has only just realized the true implications of this form of UAV.

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Laws And Rules For UAV Drones

Important New FAA Rules and Regulations for UAV Drones

UAV drones and other manned crafts are here to stay. They have gained popularity as hobbyist toys and fun gadgets, but also as commercial, high-end tech with industry potential. The growth of drones – both regarding their tech and potential – means a large number of crafts taking to the skies. To fly responsibly require rules and FAA regulations for UAV drones.

The FAA has worked on these laws and regulations for some years, with the latest update in August 2016. They are work in progress, but not something to take lightly. These laws are an important part of drone use because they help to regulate the system and protect users.

These regulations have been in place since 2014 when the National Transportation Safety Board finalized the classification of drones as aircraft. This subsequently meant that all drones are subject to FAA regulations. Those that abide by the rules can fly drones. Those that don’t face fines other penalties. Read More

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The Importance Of Having Drone Insurance

Some people see drones as nothing more than a bit of fun. They are toys and tools that provide people with entertainment and some aerial footage.

The problem with this idea is that it overlooks the development of these drones as large, dangerous pieces that can fall from the sky. This is a heavy piece of machinery with a series of rotors – 4 spinning blades on the fastest quadcopters – that can do some damage.

There are some important areas of insurance coverage to look at here. They include personal injury, property, privacy torts and general liability insurance.  Check with your own insurance provider to see if your current policies cover your drone.

The FAA has guidelines in place to stop drone users from getting into too much trouble and ensure that the device is under control.  Drones of a certain size can only be flown with the right training and a license. Those operators then need to make sure that they keep the drone in view at all times, without going too far or too high.

Naturally, it is common sense for operators to avoid power lines, buildings and build-up areas. Also, drones cannot be flown over people for safety reasons. This leads nicely to the first of the key reasons for getting drone insurance – personal injury. Read More

AUVXI XPONENTIAL 2017

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 –An Event for Drone Lovers

Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as drones are revolutionizing industries from across the board. This has led to some experts asserting that drones are the future.

In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suggested that as many as 600,000 drones would fly commercially in 2017.The Association for Unmanned Systems International (AUVI) is one of the foremost organizations in the drones industry. Read More

Commercial Drone Pilots

The Increasing Demand For Commercial Drone Pilots

Just like automobiles, drones are set to become part of our daily lives, and their application has evolved from military and stretched to other sectors including filming, surveying, and real estate.

As a matter of fact, online stores like Amazon and eBay have pointed to the possibility of using drones to deliver products in the future even though there are no federal laws to govern the use of drones in transportation.

With these emerging opportunities, the need for a qualified drone pilot becomes apparent. Back in 2016, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) released a job listing that required qualified drone pilots who could fly drones less than 55 pounds. Read More

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Before You Start Flying A Drone, Keep These Do’s and Don’ts in Mind

Drone Pilot Training CoursesOwning a drone can be a fun pass time for some individuals, for others, it can be a good way of earn money.

It’s important that professional drone pilots register their UAV and follow the laws that pertain specifically to them. This article includes a list of “do’s and don’ts” when it comes to drone usage. Read More