This month marks Dronitek’s 5th year as a leading remote pilot training school. When we got started in 2015 as Drone University USA, there were rumblings the FAA was working on new rules to allow unmanned aircraft to perform commercial operations with a licensing requirement. I was the chief flight instructor at a Part [...]
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed far-reaching new Remote Identification rules that will affect how drones are designed, produced and used. This proposal would require almost all drones in America to connect to a computer network service in order to fly legally, which the FAA anticipates will require recurring monthly fees for [...]
Skywatch AI, the leader in on demand drone insurance has partnered with Dronitek to offer insurance premium discounts. This new program allows Dronitek graduates an immediate 15% discount on their insurance premiums. "We are excited to offer this valuable product to our graduates. Skywatch is the respected leader in the drone insurance market, they [...]
Dronitek has been approved as a State of California Eligible Training Provider by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). This offers individuals the opportunity to apply for training tuition funding through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other funding sources. "Dronitek has been working with the EDD for sometime to secure [...]
Flying drones on the Strip requires Federal Aviation Administration approval and is only given to licensed, professional pilots. If you are not licensed and something goes wrong, you would be in big trouble. This is why professional training is critical!!
One of the most important responsibilities of operating your drone is conducting a thorough and proper preflight inspection. Unfortunately, we see this as often one of the most overlooked and misunderstood parts of executing a safe and successful mission. Remote pilots often take for granted the small UAS, its capabilities and that they are [...]
This morning the Wall Street Journal has a detailed article about deliveries by drone. They take a closer look at Amazon, Wing Aviation and Uber Technologies. For some reason, UPS with their Matternet drones are not getting that same amount of attention in this article, even though they recently were awarded a Part 135 [...]
We get asked all the time "How do I get hired as a commercial drone pilot?" and after over 4 years of training remote pilots, we have some seasoned words of wisdom. The FAA recently released a report stating "Remote Pilots are set to experience tremendous growth following the growth trends of the non-model [...]
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is setting a new standard for easy-to-use agricultural drone applications with P4 Multispectral, the world’s first fully integrated multispectral imaging drone designed for precision agriculture and environmental management.
The Alta X is a high-end drone, priced at $15,995. This new quadcopter from FreeFly features a new foldable design that allows you to deploy the drone very quickly and allows you to mount a gimbal to either to bottom or top of the aircraft. With a 20-pound payload such as the Mövi Carbon, [...]