Friday, May 19, 2017

Articles News Part 107 etc.Night Flights

I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of extremely qualified experts on the topic of drones in the supply chain. 
It is a 68 minute talk with 2 aeronautical engineers (1 of which worked on a NASA drone), 2 computer software engineers, a drone attorney, and two professors. 
I included the link in the second line of my 3 Major Legal Problems with Amazon Prime Air article since that seemed like a fitting place to put the link. :)


Hey there! 
Have you ever found yourself saying,
"Aren't logbooks required?" 
"What does the FAA want me to log?"
"There are these different logbook terms and I'm confused when to log what."

If any of these statements accurately reflect where you are, I have the perfect article for you!
I created the Ultimate Drone Logbook Guide to help bring clarity to what recreational, commercial, and public drone operators need to know.
This guide will discuss:
  • The Law Surrounding Drone Logbooks
  • Logbooks Definitions
  • Brief History of Where the Definitions Came From
  • How to Make Sense of What to Use
  • Graph of Different Logbook Terms
  • An example page of my updated drone logbook v 1.3. Guess which two science fiction movies are described in the drone logbook entries. :)
  • Recreational Drone Operations (Part 101)
  • Commercial Drone Operators (Section 333 & Part 107). 
  • Reasons Why You Should Have a Logbook
  • Paper vs. Electronic Drone Logbooks
  • What Types of Drone Logbooks Are on the Market?
  • Drone Logbooks Apps
  • Drone Flight Logbook Templates, Excel, or PDF
  • Paper Drone Logbooks
  • Review of the 3 Most Popular Paper Logbooks on the Market
  • How to Fill Out My Logbook.

I created an Ultimate Guide to Drone Events page that lists drone events all around the world. This is great for planning trips (or vacations so you can write off some of it as a business trip) because it shows locations on an interactive map and also by date.
I will actually be speaking in person at one of the events and virtually at two of the events coming up. Make sure to check them out! 

Part 107 allows for certain regulations to be waived so certain types of operations can be done. Click here to read my article on which regulations and operations need waivers.
The FAA has been processing waivers through their system somewhat slowly. I have found that the average turn around time on night waivers for clients currently is running around 45 days. For airspace waivers, they are taking forevaaaa.......
The DOT Inspector General's Office is going to be auditing the FAA's waiver program. Here is the letter. 
This is interesting because this report could come out during the discussions that will start ramping up in the summer regarding the FAA's funding. The current FAA re-authorization of funding runs out on September 30, 2107. In other words, bad news for the FAA could come out during the time when Congress starts discussing their funding. 


Hey Ya'll!
I've been quiet since December building out the website and the back end of my operations.
Why?
Because I want to deliver to you the best content possible.
The email list is growing rapidly and has already over 10,000 subscribers.Remember that survey I sent out to you guys? Many of you responded. The survey produced great information!
The results of that survey went into designing the website, future articles, future products, emails, topics, etc. I updated the navigation and the homepage. You should search around.
I created three brand new articles (details on how to read them are below):
  • 22 Brand New Super-Hard Part 107 Practice Questions
  • The ULTIMATE Guide of Drone Events & Factors for Choosing the Right Show.
  • 7 Big Problems with Counter-Drone Technology (Drone Jammers, Anti-drone Guns, etc.)
I want to send you emails that are specific to meeting your needs. To do this, I need to know a little bit more about you.
So to help me address your issues, I need to cover two important points, the second one being the most important, so please keep reading....
Important Point #1
The emails you'll receive, articles I recommend, resources, books, products, and courses are all here to help you reach your goals without wasting your time.
If you ever feel my emails are NOT serving you, please unsubscribe from the list. Please give a couple of my emails a try before unsubscribing now.

Important Point #2
If I were to send everyone the same exact email, not everyone is going to be interested in it.
So in order to deliver content that is specific for your needs, I will need you to click on links that matter to you in the emails I send. :)
Just to repeat, click on the links that matter to you.
To get started, click ONLY ONE of the 8 selections below that best fits where you are NOW so we can get started on this journey. Don't worry. Once you end the email journey for one selection, you can opt into another to continue this self-guided email journey. :)
Once you click one of the links below, a new tab will pop up with the three brand new articles to read.








Thanks so much. If you have read this far down, make sure you go back up to click which one is applicable to you! :)

I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of extremely qualified experts on the topic of drones in the supply chain. 
It is a 68 minute talk with 2 aeronautical engineers (1 of which worked on a NASA drone), 2 computer software engineers, a drone attorney, and two professors. 
I included the link in the second line of my 3 Major Legal Problems with Amazon Prime Air article since that seemed like a fitting place to put the link. :) 


Part 107 Study Guide with 6 Cram Pages

41 Part 107 Sample Questions
Click here to download the 41 Part 107 sample test questions answered and explained. (These are included in the Part 107 study guide above)

Infographics:
You have permission to use these for educational purposes (yes, even if you make money) provided you leave them as is.
(2 Page PDF. Perfect to print out on both sides of a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper and hand to people).
(4 page PDF for 8.5 x 11 pieces of paper.)

Popular Part 107 Articles:
Articles on Part 107 Waivers: