The Problem with Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Compliance at Night

Don’t Trust Marketing When It Comes To Night Flight – Watch This

As I have written about previously, there are numerous myths, misinformation, and disconnects when it comes to Part 107, commercial drone operations, and related FAA responses. But the question that begs for an answer is why these disconnects exist. There are several reasons for the disparities. 1) Manned Aircraft Pilots (MAPs) are trained to think … Read more

FAA vs UAV / UAS – The Myths, Misinformation and Missing Links

Faa Vs Uav / Uas – The Myths, Misinformation And Missing Links

There is no doubt that the development and use of small unmanned aerial vehicles and systems (sUAV / UAS, aka drones) is exploding; from taking lofty real-estate pictures and videos, inspecting construction sites, buildings, transmission lines, towers, bridges, and other infrastructures, farm field surveys, search and rescue, emergency response to potential personal transportation and more. … Read more

Yes, Drone Pilots Must Worry About Manned Aircraft Under 400 Feet AGL

Yes, You Must Worry About Manned Aircraft Under 400 Feet Agl

In recent conversations with other drone experts, I’m stunned by the lack of awareness or understanding about drone pilots and the risk of collision with other aircraft because of poor assumptions. Drone pilots don’t own the airspace below 400 feet above ground level. You have no right of way ownership when you are legally flying. … Read more

DJI Matrice 300 RTK – Accident – 2021-08-03

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Matrice 300 RTK Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-08-03 Applies: Nighttime Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: 18 Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/61dec949d3bf7f0541dab829/DJI_Matrice_300_RTK_UAS_reg_n_a_02-22.pdf File Uploaded: None Description The DJI Matrice 300 RTK wasContinue Reading

Evolve Dynamics Sky Mantis – Accident – 2021-02-17

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Drone Manufacturer: Evolve Dynamics Drone Model: Sky Mantis Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-02-17 Applies: Daytime Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: 23 Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/61bb27788fa8f5037d67b962/Evolve_Dynamics_Sky_Mantis_UAS_registration_N_A_01-22.pdf File Uploaded: None Description A screw which attached the propellerContinue Reading

DJI Inspire 2 – Accident – 2021-07-20

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Inspire 2 Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-07-20 Applies: Daytime Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: 160 Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/61bb27a6d3bf7f05539de715/DJI_Inspire_2_UAS_registration_N_A_01-22.pdf File Uploaded: None Description The UA was being flown under contractContinue Reading

DJI Mavic Zoom 2 – Accident – 2021-09-15

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Mavic Zoom 2 Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-09-15 Applies: Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2021 File Uploaded: None Description During commercial operations to survey a building,Continue Reading

DJI Mini 2 – Accident – 2021-08-27

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Mini 2 Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-08-27 Applies: Daytime Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2021 File Uploaded: None Description Whilst photographing a wedding, the UA struckContinue Reading

DJI Phantom 4 Pro – Accident – 2021-08-28

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Phantom 4 Pro Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-08-28 Applies: Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2021 File Uploaded: None Description Towards the end of a flight, whenContinue Reading

DJI Mavic Pro 2 – Accident – 2021-09-17

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Mavic Pro 2 Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-09-17 Applies: Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2021 File Uploaded: None Description The UA was filming for a televisionContinue Reading