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How to Create a UAS Operational Risk Assessment Document

How To Create A Uas Operational Risk Assessment Document

Don’t get me wrong, I love to research and write but a recent site visitor asked me about creating an Operational Risk Assessment document for public safety Part 107 waiver UAS operations. Jarrett Larrow put together this amazing presentation in 2019 that does a better job than I could do with an ORA presentation. Jarrett deserves a giant hat tip. …

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My 2021 Public Safety Drone Predictions

My 2021 Public Safety Drone Predictions

As 2020 winds to a close I thought it would be a good time to share what I see coming for drones in 2021. More specifically, public safety drone operations, since that is my specialty. In working on this piece I had a chance to go back and read what I had written in 2014 and it seems to still be spot …

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Why an Irresponsible UAS Pilot With $182K in Fines Should Concern You

Why An Irresponsible Uas Pilot With $182k In Fines Should Concern You

Let me start by saying that on issues like these, I try to provide a point of view that you can consider to do public safety flights with less liability. At first glance, the fact an unlicensed UAS pilot was flying over Philadelphia and live-streaming his flights does not seem like it has any relation to the flying you do …

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What Are Your Thoughts on the New DJI Matrice 300 RTK? – Ask Steve

What Are Your Thoughts On The New Dji Matrice 300 Rtk? – Ask Steve

This question from a pilot came in through my ReportDroneAccident.com website. You can ask me questions here or here. The Question Hey Steve, Just came across your website. It is very important to share this knowledge in the way you do. Thank you! I was wondering if you have any info regarding the Matrice 300 RTK recently launched. I own …

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What Should I Do About My Swelling Drone Batteries? – Ask Steve

What Should I Do About My Swelling Drone Batteries? – Ask Steve

I received the following question from a drone pilot and I thought I’d take the time to share this great question with everyone. If you have a question you’d like to ask, click here. Drone Battery Question “Hi, I don’t have a new problem to report and am still waiting on DJI for a report/assessment on the stuck Battery percentage …

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Matrice 200 Crash Has Training Opportunities for All of Us

Matrice 200 Crash Has Training Opportunities For All Of Us

The recent crash of a Matrice 200 aircraft presents training opportunities we can all learn from to be better pilots. See the accident report and my analysis and training suggestions over at DJI Matrice 200 – Accident – 2020-09-10 – Fatal Component.

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Urgent Alert Regarding Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual and Matric 210 Battery Issues

Dji Matrice Series Battery Issues Shine Light On Safety Weakness – Video

Critical Safety Alert I have now received reports from two experienced pilots from different agencies that were flying a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual or a Matrice 210 that developed a battery warning issue. My concern is that in a busy incident scene the conflicting displayed information regarding the battery may lead to a crash. I would urge you to …

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The Most Important Question You Need to Ask About New BVLOS Waivers

The Most Important Question You Need To Ask About New Bvlos Waivers

TBVLOS Messaging is Misleading If you are a public safety UAS pilot and read all of the exciting headlines coming out that the FAA is now allowing Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) operations, you need to land for a moment. The reality is the exciting news is really operations less than what you’ve been doing already. Here are …

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Listen to the Pro UAS Pilots at FDNY When it Comes to Drone Safety

Listen To The Pro Uas Pilots At Fdny When It Comes To Drone Safety

The following guest post was written by FDNY Firefighter and Pilot -John Wakie, John is also the co-founder of Aerosponse, a public safety consulting company that I would highly recommend. You can’t imagine how proud I am to hear him share the foundational lessons all professional UAS pilots need to hear. Fly Safe – Stay Safe I know we have …

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Thermal Data in Pilot App Said to Produce Poor Results

Colorado Public Safety Drone Team Leads The Way For Many

A reader that saw my webinar on the use of the thermal camera asked me a very technical question and I had to turn to a leading thermal camera company for an answer. An unnamed expert source said this about the current implementation of the thermal camera in the Pilot app; “Here’s the last point to keep in mind: the …

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