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 … Read more

Drone Accident Database Online Now at ReportDroneAccident.com

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 … Read more

Your Public Safety Drone May Not Be Safe for Flight and Attorneys Might Just Eat You for Lunch

Matrice 210 Homegrown Foxfury Lighting Solution

I’ve launched a website for all pilots to report issues they may have experienced in drone flight. Please submit any reports at ReportDroneAccident.com. This is a very hard post to write. I already know many people are going to skewer me and call me an idiot for sharing what I have found, but that doesn’t … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

Can Public Safety UAS Pilots be Held Personally Liable? More Than We May Know. Part 3

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

To read Part 2 of this series, click here. Let’s take a look at a few examples of what can go wrong, knowingly or not. The first involves Cecil the Lion, the infamous animal who was killed by a big game hunter from Minnesota that sparked an international uproar. See the entire series, here. Mical … Read more