Category Archives for drones

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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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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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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Winging It Again – Sort Of

​This blog started out as a way to document my experience learning to fly and getting my private pilot license. Once that goal was complete, Winging It became much more general. Now, it will be, in a way, getting back to it’s roots – but not exactly. I have been interested in flying drones for years […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Part 3

Friday – Seaplane Base I hopped a shuttle bus out to the seaplane base Friday morning. It is always much more peaceful out there, away from the crowd at the main show grounds. Still, there were more people there than I have seen on any previous visit. Maybe the word is getting out.   There […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Part 2

Tuesday-  Shopping Day I attended two forums on Tuesday. The first was FAA Section 333 Exemptions presented by Drone Media Group. This FAA exemption deals with using drones commercially in the United States. During the talk I learned that every commercial drone flight requires the UAV to be operated by a licensed pilot. That means […]

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