The Right to Fly a Drone Commercially

The FAA Proposed Part 107 is coming: the right to fly a drone commercially without a Pilot’s License. Many unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) owners want to fly their drones commercially but so far the only way to do so in the USA under FAA regulations requires a pilot’s license and secondly a 333 exemption. [New introductory video for Phantom Knowledge] The FAA has been working for over a year on a new set of rules (called Part 107) for flying commercially.  From what we know from the … [Read more...]

Drone Made for a Man!

Autonomous Drone EHang 184 Will Carry People Like a Personal Car Are we finally catching up to George from the cartoon The Jetsons?  Drones are the latest technology in the history of modernization.  Now there is a drone capable of carrying a person! The Chinese Drone company, EHang, created the EHang 184 which stands for 1 drone with 8 propellers and 4 arms.  The 184 is about the size of a car and pretty much everything is automated.  The person inside sets up the map for their … [Read more...]

Don’t Fly Your Phantom in National Parks

With the rapid increase of the use of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) National Parks have made it illegal to fly within the park.  Yellowstone has specified fines of up to $5,000 and 6 months in jail for flying within their park.  On August 29th Yellowstone issued a release, stating: While taking a largely educational stance during the early phases of publicizing the ban, Yellowstone rangers have developed several criminal cases involving egregious violations of this ban. World-wide … [Read more...]

Phantom Deliveries

Well, no they are not using DJI Phantoms but Google, Amazon and others are testing ways to deliver packages, even pizza using drones. Millions of dollars are being spent in development while waiting for the FAA to give the go ahead. Check HERE for the CNN story. I believe UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are here to stay. The military according to the September 8, 2014 issue of Time Magazine have already clocked 2,000,000 hours of drone use. Drones are too valuable for too many businesses to … [Read more...]