The FAA Will Require Recertification for Commercial Drone Pilots

Commercial drone pilots who received their Remote Pilot Airman Certificate under Part 107 may remember it only has a 24 month shelf life before they need to recertify their knowledge. Yesterday, the FAA announced an update to its Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification Standards which detailed the process for recurrent testing. [...]

By |2018-05-31T12:54:43+00:00May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kittyhawk Insights: LAANC In-Depth

Jon Hegranes CEO & Co-Founder @kittyhawkio   With the initial roll-out of LAANC just a few weeks away, we’ve been hard at work integrating native, seamless, and beautiful LAANC functionality into our platform (but more on that later ;). Today we wanted to dig into the numbers and dissect *why* there’s such a fervour around [...]

By |2018-04-19T12:17:02+00:00April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DJI and FLIR Announce Zenmuse XT2 Camera

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, unveiled new technology and tools to customize its enterprise drone platforms for specialized tasks such as infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, firefighting and search and rescue. The new Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera, created in partnership with FLIR Systems, is a critical tool for drone [...]

By |2018-03-29T10:39:02+00:00March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surviving and Thriving as a Commercial Drone Business

So you’ve decided to dive into the field of drone services. You have your Part 107 License, your equipment, and maybe a client or two. At this point, you might find yourself thinking, “Where do I go from here?” Don’t worry: you’re not alone. Building your drone service business, and positioning it for long-term success, [...]

By |2018-03-26T13:46:18+00:00March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drone University USA Joins Super Bowl Week

   Drone University USA takes to the skies during Super Bowl week in Minneapolis, MN with NFL Pro Bowler's and Future Farmers of America in the Land O' Lakes Farm Bowl, WATCH NOW! NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis competed with farmer Katie Dotterer-Pyle in the Drone Drop at the Land O' Lakes Farm [...]

By |2018-05-01T18:21:32+00:00January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kittyhawk Announces Automated Flights for Enterprise Drone Operations Platform

Kittyhawk, the market leader in commercial drone operations software, today announced new features to its best-in-class platform. Kittyhawk is adding an automated flight system to its Flight Deck feature set to work in conjunction with its recently released secure live streaming feature. The new automation features allow operators to plan missions in the Kittyhawk mobile [...]

By |2018-01-08T16:33:22+00:00January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments