The Accidental Aviator

Drone Questions and Accidents – Flight Time, Loss of Control, Crashes, and Oh No Situations

This time Robert Zarracina and Steve Rhode tackle listener drone questions and discuss published incident and accident reports to see what we all can learn.  Keep the questions coming. You can submit them at or

In this podcast, we tackle the following questions.

  • What kind of drone do you use when taking the shot in the air?
  • Can you see drone lights in your home?
  • Is a 6K drone better than a 4K drone?
  • My Matrice 210 will not resume flight after changing batteries. What can I do?
  • If you go to aviation camp and fly, does that give you flight time?
  • Can I fly a drone and land and takeoff from different locations during the same flight?
  • Can a DJI Mavic Pro travel safely on a snowmobile in a case?

About Steve Rhode

The Public Safety Flight website is dedicated to news, honest information, tips, and stories about the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UAVs, aircraft, and drones in the fire service and other public safety niches. The site was founded by Steve Rhode, an FAA-certificated airplane commercial and instrument certificated pilot and a very experienced Part 107 UAS commercial pilot. Steve is the Chief Pilot with the Wake Forest Fire Department and the North Carolina Public Safety Drone Academy. He also provides expert advice to drone pilots through Homeland Security Information Network and he is an FAA Safety Team drone expert. Steve loves to work closely with public safety pilots to answer questions and share information, real-world truth, and drone operation advice. You can contact Steve here, learn more about Steve here, or join his public safety pilot private email list here.

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