4 Things Every Fire Department Drone Pilot Should Think About On the Way to the Call

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As always, my approach to flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems or drone for the fire department may be different than yours. Additionally my frame of reference is modified because I am an aircraft pilot first so my approach is obviously slanted towards aircraft operations and flight in the National Air Space. I am not the holder … Read more

Our Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for UAS Drone Ops

Our Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures (sop) For Uas Drone Ops

I wanted to share our UAS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) if it can help other departments who may be developing a similar document. Our approach at the Wake Forest Fire Department in Wake Forest, North Carolina is a bit different than other departments. We opted for the professional pilot approach as described in this article. … Read more

The Three Best Approaches to Finding Your Fire Department Drone Pilot

The Three Best Approaches To Finding Your Fire Department Drone Pilot

You would think getting a drone into service with a fire department would be a simple matter. But as with every other issue there can be more factors to consider when planning your department’s flight strategy and drone use. There are three primary options for deciding who is best to operate a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft … Read more

FAA Tips Its Hand on Drone Pilot Requirements

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There has been so much uncertainty what the FAA will require to pilot a commercial operator of a UAS, UAV, or drone to operate the craft. Some say requiring a pilot license is completely unnecessary. Recently I wrote FAA Ground School and Pilot License Requirements for UAS Pilots and just today I received some FAA … Read more

Why the DJI Phantom is the Best and Worst Public Safety Drone to Use

Why The Dji Phantom Is The Best And Worst Public Safety Drone To Use

The DJI Phantom has become an ubiquitous UAS that many are jumping into. In fact I have three myself and hundreds of hours flying them. If you want to buy one, use this link so I get some credit for it. Here on the Public Safety Flight website I’ve already covered a number of stories … Read more