Drones & UAV’s
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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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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

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

Drone Insurance

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

Drones And UAV's

Why 2016 Is The ‘Year of Drones’

2016: The year of the drone

UAV Pilot Training SchoolsThe term UAV stands for unmanned aerial vehicle. Also known as a drone, these pilot-operated flying machines are one of the most talked about technological innovations on the market today.

Recent laws and advances in technology are together making 2016 the year of the drone. Consumers can expect to see some of the following trends in UAVs over the next twelve months: Read More

Drone/UAV Pilots

Want to Fly a UAV? Make Sure You Get The Right Drone/UAV Pilot Training!

Drone/UAV Pilot Training Courses

Drones have hit the scene like never before and they are seen everywhere for filming and picture taking. The only downside is that these airborne machines are actually real robots, and real flying machines, just like any other carrier flying in the air. They can fly quite high and disrupt the skies just like any other small planes or drones.

 drone/UAV pilot trainingMost people don’t actually understand the implications of this and what it means for other pilots in the skies with planes that are carrying real people.

This precaution is also true of any potential crash landings or unruly flight behavior and its implications for safety for people on the ground.

All in all, the skies (FAA) are just now starting to create the regulatory scenario for the drones because they are just so new to the market. Read More