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

I got frustrated trying to hunt down actual data on drone accidents, issues, and crashes after my April 2020 inflight emergency with the drone. What I discovered were some disappointing facts. Actual crash data is hard to come by. Drone failure information is not widely available to help you better understand the safety risks your aircraft may have. Manufacturers are …

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More Airports Added to LAANC for UAS Flight

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Starting today more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the nation’s airspace. LAANC …

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Garage Structure Fire – Public Safety UAS Flight Debrief with Lessons Learned

Garage Structure Fire – Public Safety Uas Flight Debrief With Lessons Learned

Wake Forest Fire Department Firebird 1 Flight Debrief Incident: Garage Structure Fire Location: Wake Forest Flight Time: 30 minutes Mission Goals: Since this was a joint department event and Northern Wake was in command the goal became to use the incident as a data gathering flight and be ready to provide any information Northern Wake Command may need. What Went …

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Matrice 210 Homegrown FoxFury Lighting Solution

Matrice 210 Homegrown Foxfury Lighting Solution

Rob Herrington from Jefferson County 911 in Ohio wanted to share this great tip on how to get some inexpensive lighting on the Matrice 210. Rob said, “Like everyone flying drones for Public Safety, Jefferson County 911 has been frustrated with the problem of not enough scene lighting on our Matrice 210. We had tried several solutions but we still …

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Commercial Structure Fire Thermal | Flight Debrief and Lessons Learned

Commercial Structure Fire Thermal | Flight Debrief And Lessons Learned

Wake Forest Fire Department Firebird 1 Flight Debrief Incident: Commercial Structure Fire Location: Chili’s Flight Time: 60 minutes Mission Goals: To assist with commercial structure fire by checking the roof of the building to determine any thermal activity as the result of the fire. What Went Well: The following items were conducted without incident: It was a safe flight operation …

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Can Public Safety UAS Pilots be Held Personally Liable? More Than We May Know. Part 4

Can Public Safety Uas Pilots Be Held Personally Liable? More Than We May Know. Part 1

In this last article, I will discuss what we drone pilots face and can do to minimize our liability exposure. See the entire series, here. First let’s start with the FAA’s definition of Pilot In Command (PIC). The PIC is and has the final authority and responsibility for the operation and safety of the flight, has been designated as pilot …

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Retention Pond Wall Damage Assessment | Flight Debrief and Lessons Learned

Retention Pond Wall Damage Assessment | Flight Debrief And Lessons Learned

Flight Time: 30 minutes Mission Goals: To assist in determining the location and extent of the root cause of the water overflowing the retention wall of Marshall Pond on Forestville Rd. What Went Well: The following items were conducted without incident: It was a safe flight operation within normal limits. A solution was discovered that would lead to the ability …

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Can Public Safety UAS Pilots be Held Personally Liable? More Than We May Know. Part 2

Can Public Safety Uas Pilots Be Held Personally Liable? More Than We May Know. Part 1

During Part 1, I briefly covered the Causby case to help set the stage for situations we drone pilots may confront. Here are two more to consider. The first is Boggs versus Merideth, United States District Court Western District of Kentucky at Louisville, Civil Action N. 3:16-CV-00006-TBR (W.D. Ky. Mar. 21, 2017) Don’t miss future posts in this series. Be …

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