By Sean Berry | Videomaker The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding its requirements for pilots to operate a drone in the U.S. This week, it released a new training program all U.S. drone pilots must pass if they want to fly a drone — commercially and recreationally. Known as the Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST), this […]Read more "You can’t legally fly drones in the U.S. without taking this test"
by DroneDJ | Scott Simmie TRUST stands for The Recreational UAS Safety Test, and it’s mandatory for all hobbyists/non-commercial drone pilots. We thought it would be a good idea to take the free test, and get a refresher at the same time. So the TRUST test is here. And before long, hobbyists and recreational pilots […]Read more "The FAA’s Free TRUST test is here"
by Scott Simmie, DroneDJ So you’re set for a recreational flight. Something goes wrong, and a bystander gets clipped with a prop. Before you know it, there’s a lawsuit and they’re seeking damages of $750,000. This could, unless you’ve literally got money to burn, wipe you out. But there’s a better way: insurance. Most professional […]Read more "Want Simple Drone Insurance? Try SkyWatch"
by Pav Guliani This is a brilliant and relatively easy way to turn your somewhat boring drone footage into an epic and dramatic shot simply using free alpha channel clouds you can easily find across the internet! #drone #clouds #jeffvlogRead more "Easily Add Clouds to your Drone Shots // Adobe After Effects Tutorial"
by Josh Spires, DroneDJ First of all, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone from the GLJ Media Group! So… you’ve just gotten a drone for Christmas? Learning the rules Now that your batteries are charging and you’ve taken everything out, it’s the perfect time to learn the rules for your new flying machine. It is […]Read more "Just got a drone? Read this before flying!"
by DroneDJ When it comes to free software, you’re relying on continuous support and upgrades, courtesy of a network of volunteers who believe in the product. Finds like that are truly a score, and we like to share news of them when we can. So it’s in that spirit that this post will alert some […]Read more "VSDC Video Editor: Can free video editing software be any good? Yes, it can…"
by Grant J. Guillot, Dronelife As quarantines, shutdowns, and social distancing regulations are implemented around the globe to deal with the current pandemic, drone companies are stepping up to do what they can. Drones are an ideal tool to keep business going despite social distancing measures – but service providers say that they could do […]Read more "Drones are the Ideal Tool for Keeping the Economy Moving Despite Social Distancing. Here’s How."
By: Miriam McNabb, Dronelife The comment period for the Remote ID for Drones NPRM closed yesterday. There were more than 50,000 comments posted on the NPRM, including and 89 page comment by the world’s leading drone manufacturer, DJI. While DJI has been active in developing and implementing technology that could simplify Remote ID for users, the company fears that the […]Read more "Analysis Puts Remote ID for Drones Costs 9X Higher than FAA Estimate"
by Brendan Schulman, VP of Policy & Legal Affairs at DJI (Per Malek Murison) In an article published by DJI, the manufacturer’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman, has come out strongly against the FAA’s NPRM on Remote ID, calling it “deeply flawed” and “a complex, expensive, and intrusive system that would make it […]Read more "DJI: We Strongly Support Drone Remote ID. But Not Like This."
by Roger Rosenbaum, Brand-News-Team, Inc Let me cut to the chase when it comes to drones. A hobbyist was recently hit with a $15,000 fine from the Federal Aviation Administration for a flight that crash landed near an airport runway in Las Vegas. Anyone who gets a drone from the holidays needs to know the […]Read more "You Got a Cool Drone for the Holidays…How to Stay Out of Hot Water With the FAA…"