March 2022 FAA Drone Pro Update – LAANC & Getting Serious

March 2022 Faa Drone Pro Update – Laanc & Getting Serious

Last night was the FAA Drone Pro webinar. A lot of good information in these slides. Accidents between UAS and manned aircraft are getting more frequent. In fact, there allegedly was a teenager killed yesterday in the UK after being struck by an unmanned RC aircraft. People flying as hobbyists and not FULLY complying with … Read more

What Could Go Wrong? New Danger for Drone Pilots – Recreational Multicopters

Heat Target Mystery Solved

For the past few years concerns have been raised about drone pilots not flying within the FAA regulations. Non-compliance from avoiding other aircraft, flying beyond the visual line of sight, flying at night, etc. Drone pilots may have felt put upon by the FAA and other manned aircraft pilots. But let’s add a new twist … Read more

Yes, Drone Pilots Must Worry About Manned Aircraft Under 400 Feet AGL

Yes, You Must Worry About Manned Aircraft Under 400 Feet Agl

In recent conversations with other drone experts, I’m stunned by the lack of awareness or understanding about drone pilots and the risk of collision with other aircraft because of poor assumptions. Drone pilots don’t own the airspace below 400 feet above ground level. You have no right of way ownership when you are legally flying. … Read more

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

The Accidental Aviator

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 … Read more

FAA Issues Public Aircraft Training Flight Memo Impacts UAS

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Up until November 12, 2021, UAS COA operations were not allowed to conduct training flights. All pilots would have needed to hold a Part 107 pilot certificate or the flight would have been not permitted under the COA. On November 12, 2021, the FAA Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulations issued the following memo to provide … Read more

Let’s Talk Drones – Intro and Hello – The Accidental Aviator

The Accidental Aviator

This is the first episode in a new series – The Accidental Aviator. This podcast is for the UAS, UAV, Part 107, COA, and drone pilots of all experience and skill levels to become exceptional FAA certificated aviators. This podcast is straight and honest talk from experienced FAA manned and drone pilots to help teach, … Read more