Assessing Risk and Establishing Insurance Needs for Drone Operators

In trying to figure out what topics were going to be of critical importance to commercial drone operators in 2017, insurance and risk kept coming up as major areas of interest. Many drone operators are uncertain about what it means to properly assess risk and establish insurance needs. These kind of shortcomings can lead to…

Insight from an FAA Hosted Drone Safety Seminar in South Florida

On February 23rd the FAA hosted its first safety seminar covering drones in South Florida. The event was called “Drones Flying Around Us: An Introduction and Overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and 14 CFR Part 107.” It was held at the Daher-Socata hangar located in the Pompano Beach Airpark airport (KPMP) where 40 attendees…

Using RIEGL’s miniVUX-1UAV on a Drone for Power Line Inspections

RIEGL announced the newest addition to their UAV-based LiDAR sensor family at the end of 2016, and that technology along with many of their other products were on display at the recently concluded International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), where they were especially well received. Aethon Technologies expressed an interest in the mini-VUX as soon as…

Analysis from the Second Meeting of the FAA Drone Advisory Committee

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) in May 2016. The general idea behind this multidisciplinary committee was to provide an open venue for the FAA and the UAV community stakeholders to work in partnership identifying and recommending a single, consensus-based set of resolutions for the…