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Public Safety Drone Podcast

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, educate, and discuss aviation-related topics …

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You Don’t Want to Have to Type This Letter to the Chief From a UAS Flight

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Brandon Karr is from Pearland, Texas, and is currently the Chief Pilot, UAS Program Coordinator, and night shift patrolman for the Pearland Police Department. And I thought I had a full plate. Brandon is another guest that has a different perspective on public safety drone operations because he has been a manned aircraft pilot since 2006. He worked hard and …

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Podcast – FDNY Fred Carlson Talks Drones and Lessons Learned

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FDNY Lieutenant Fred Carlson started as a fireman on Queens Ladder 151 in November 2006 and has risen through the ranks since then. Promoted to lieutenant at the end of 2019 he now serves as in leadership of the FDNY Command Tactical Unit (the drone program). Fred comes from a family aviation background. His mother and brother both hold Part …

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Tom Madigan – Law Enforcement UAS Program Expert – Podcast

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When it comes to someone with an extensive resume in law enforcement, Tom Madigan has a bio that reads like the book of an expert. His experience runs from find them, catch them, extract them, test them, to lock them up. In other words, patrol, detective, SWAT, crime lab, and corrections. Today we can aviation to that list. With 25 …

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The COA-Cast – Ask the FAA Podcast

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This is the first of hopefully other podcasts where I talk directly to the FAA and get the facts and information from the source. In this podcast, I talk with John Meehan from the FAA and we talk a deep dive into flight under a COA and investigate the landmines and pitfalls most pilots and departments are not aware of. …

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Doug Bainton NYC EM and FDNY Pilot – Talking Aviation Integration

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Doug Bainton is a public safety drone pilot with a unique background and skill set. Not only has he been a New York City firefighter for 17 years but he had various important roles with the FDNY Disaster Assistance Response Team and has been deployed all over the place to assist with incidents and emergencies. Doug is currently assigned as …

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Attorney Jonathan Rupprecht Talks About Drone Aviation Legal Traps

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Jonathan Rupprecht is a recognized attorney in the drone niche. He has an extensive background in UAS aviation, and his law firm website is a wealth of information for all drone pilots. Jon is a trusted source of information, and he spends a lot of time helping to understand issues that impact us all as public safety pilots. You can listen to …

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Checklists, Fear, Panic, Experience, and FAA Expectations

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Jim Moore is the Drone Pilot Newsletter editor with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the largest association of aviators globally. If you have not yet subscribed to the free newsletter with AOPA, you can click here not to miss an issue. In this episode, we talk about: Different ways checklists are important and how they can be implemented. …

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Making Good Choices in a Fast Moving Drone Field

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In this episode, I talk with Miriam McNabb, the editor-in-chief of Drone Life about how we can best deal with a rapidly evolving drone industry with growing pains while trying to make good hardware, software, and training choices at the same time. Be sure to subscribe to the site emails so you don’t miss any upcoming episodes. Transcript Intro (00:00): You’re listening …

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