Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween 2020 As if this year wasn’t scary enough already!

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Birthday And Stay At Home Orders!

​The stay at home order is still in effect for Illinois. With all the restaurants, casinos, resorts every other get away place closed there is no where special to go for my 70th birthday. Still, it will be a memorable one. The year of the virus! ​Not much going on right now. We have done a […]

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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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