Proposed FAA Drone Remote ID Rules

​The FAA has issued a Notice Of Proposed Rule Making for UAS Remote ID. The rules they are proposing will effect every drone pilot when it goes into effect in 3.5 to 4 years (3 years after adoption).  ​These rules were obviously tailored to commercial drone services like package delivery, power line and pipeline inspection and […]

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Happy New Year 2020

​Happy New Year 2020. Goodbye teens and welcome to the twenties!

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Merry Christmas 2019

​This year I am back to my all time favorite Christmas Carol. Enya’s version of Silent Night.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2019

​Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

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Mavic Air In Cold Weather

​I took ​my DJI Mavic Air out for a test flight today to see how it handled the cold weather. It wasn’t extreme cold but it was below freezing ​at the time. Not only was it cold but the wind was strong too. UAVForecast was reporting winds of 17 mph gusting to 24 mph at […]

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Litchi App For DJI Drones

​Litchi is an app for DJI drones that ​can be very useful for automating flight paths. Often touted as a replacement for the DJI GO 4 app, I prefer to think of it as a supplement to that software. Both apps are good and both will have ​their place in my flying. While the Litchi app […]

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Practicing With The Mavic Air

​I have flown a couple more practice sessions with the Mavic Air and am getting comfortable with the controls. I now trust it enough to put the remote down and take pictures of it in ​flight with my Nikon P1000. It’s cool to just leave it hanging in the air while I walk around it […]

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Northern Illinois Airshow – Wings Over Waukegan

​We picked Max up after school on Friday and then on Saturday we all went to the Northern Illinois Airshow at Waukegan National Airport. We got to the airport a couple hours before the actual airshow was to start, set up lawn chairs to save out spot and then walked around the grounds to see the […]

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First Drone Flight

​I managed to combine 3D printing with drone flying today. The highlight was doing my first flights with my new DJI Mavic Air! I will get into that more it a little bit but just let me say it was super easy to fly – at least in beginner mode. First, let me talk about […]

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