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What Should We Plan for in the Upcoming Drone Budget? – Ask Steve

A reader asked me the following question: Question Steve, Our department is currently in the budget planning phase, and they’ve asked me to put in anything and everything I can think of we might need for our drone program. Currently, our program consists of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom, and Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drones. Can you ... Read More »

Drone Repair and Parts Alert

This post is a safety alert I issued over here. Recently I’ve been receiving emails from public safety drone pilots with concerns over the quality of drone repairs or manufacturing. While these messages have centered around DJI issues, this is not exclusively a DJI problem and more reports will come in regarding DJI issues since to date they hold a ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Aviation Radio Communications for UAS Public Safety Pilots

So you are flying at an incident scene and news helicopters are hovering above or maybe you are flying near an airport and you should be using your aviation radio to announce your location, how do you do that? Well, you’re in luck, this class will help you to communicate on the aviation radio like a pro. You no longer ... Read More »

As a Public Safety Drone Pilot the FAA Wants you to Know All About ADM and CRM But Do You?

The FAA places a big emphasis on Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Crew Resource Management (CRM) for manned aircraft pilots. But for drone pilots who have not been involved in aviation, ADM / CRM appears to be an abstract or non-applicable concept. This webinar is designed to help UAV pilots apply those parts of ADM / CRM the presenter believes ... Read More »

Crash Reconstruction With Drones for Law Enforcement

Master Trooper Brian Leventhal from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be sharing his lessons learned, data storage issues, how to capture drone mapping images that are accepted, and basically all the lessons he has learned along the way. This is a free educational presentation based on real-world experience and not a sales presentation for anything. There is nothing ... Read More »

Public Safety UAS Incident Command – Flight Operations

There is so much to learn about how to conduct UAS public safety flight operations in a way that can give you the best chance of achieving your mission goals. Flying gets especially tricky when you find yourself flying with other departments or in a multiagency situation. However, your chance of mission success can be greatly enhanced through organization and ... Read More »

Public Safety UAS Night Flight

Emergency drone flying during the day is one thing but at night, now that’s a completely different set of skills. In this class, we are going to cover the different night flying considerations and factors you need to think about before you ever lift off from your LZ. If you’ve ever been scared flying at night, this is the class ... Read More »

Public Safety UAS Thermal Camera Operations

This is a free educational presentation based on real-world experience and not a sales presentation for anything. There is nothing for sale and nothing to be purchased. Thermal cameras have a mysterious reputation for being able to find all sorts of missing people and give us a magic eye-in-the-sky. But do they really? In this class, we take a deep ... Read More »