Drone Video of the Week: Malta

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This week’s video comes to us from filmmaker Oliver Astrologo.

Oliver recently took his DJI Mavic Pro to Malta and put together this incredible video that features stunning views of this beautiful island.

Check out the video below and then read the interview with Oliver where he discusses his process, planning, vision, gear and tips for creating awesome aerial drone videos. Read More

How To Register Your Drone With The FAA

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This post is a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the entire process of getting registered with the FAA if you’re flying a drone (sUAS or UAV) here in the United States.

Just pick whether or not you want to read or watch it because both options are below.

Quick disclaimer, if you’re flying only indoors or if you fly one of those small tiny toy drones, you don’t need to worry about this.

But for everybody else that’s flying something over 0.55 pounds, you need to take a look…and yes even if you are just visiting the U.S. because of a vacation or business trip, you still need to register your drone.

If you’re not sure where you stand on the spectrum because you don’t know the weight of your drone then click here for more info and examples.

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Drones at the Super Bowl — A Breakdown

This is a special guest post from Oren Schauble.

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My friend Jack, a manager over at C3, called me right after the Super Bowl halftime* show “I figured you’re not watching, so wanted to tell you they used a ton of drones, and it was a big ‘Powered by Intel’ promotion. Thought you’d want to know.” Indeed.

This article is a primer on Intel, what they’re up to in the drone space, why the Super Bowl drone performance matters, and what this all means for the future of the drone industry. I hope its informative for you!

To start, if you haven’t seen the Intel drone swarming demo, stop what you’re doing now and check it out, it’s awesome. Read More

Drone Video of the Week: Icarus

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Vadim Sherbakov is an interactive web and mobile application art director and photographer based in Moscow, Russia.

“Icarus”, Vadim’s second drone film, takes us on a gorgeous journey through Italy, Scotland and Russia. Read More

Some Aviation Tips From A Licensed FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot

This is a special guest post done in collaboration with Jon Nyquist, a filmmaker and photographer who is also a FAA-Certified drone pilot.

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As a licensed FAA Part 107 drone pilot I would like to share some helpful things I wish I would have known before I got my license.

You may already know about the drone rules like how you can’t fly above 400ft (120m) here in the U.S. But what other things should you know about?

Well that’s what this post is about and in it I discuss the following:

  • How high can I really fly my drone?
  • What is AGL or Above Ground Level?
  • What are the rules for flying in cloudy situations?
  • Why should I be careful flying in foggy situations?
  • What do I need to know about flying in higher altitude regions?

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