Tag Archives: VLOS

Here is What the FAA is Saying Behind the Curtain

Since I’m part of the FAA Drone Pro team I thought it would be a good idea to show you the slides that team members see. This is a little behind curtain stuff. I’m sure I’ll have to ask for forgiveness for sharing but I want you to hear it straight from the FAA and not filtered through some drone …

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The Data and Facts About VLOS Flight Distance for UAS

The purpose of this article is to highlight the actual limits of flying small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs), specifically multi-rotors, under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) regulations. This time-consuming research began with a simple question: how far you can see and fly while still meeting the regulations under 14 CFR § 107.31 that defines legal …

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How Far Can I Legally Fly My Drone and Maintain VLOS? – Ask Steve

Day VLOS Flight Data

Here is a question I get on a regular basis. Question: How far can we fly our drone at the incident scenes and how far beyond the line of sight can we go? Answer: You would think there would be a simple answer to this question. There actually is but the facts get clouded with a lot of incorrect assumptions …

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All Public Safety Pilots Should Take the Latest 107 Recurrent Class – Eye Opener

The FAA just came out with the new, free, online recurrence class for all Part 107 Non-Part-61 pilots. I don’t care if you are a pilot for a COA agency or flying under Part 107, the new updated information is a great refresher. I just did my updated recurrent training online yesterday for Part-61 pilots and I was surprised about …

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