Skygear Resources Utilized to Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19 With the global health pandemic on the rise, those of us at Skygear Solutions wondered what we could do to help those in need during this crisis. The use of drones in China and other countries seemed a bit Orwelian and, frankly, not practical.
Significant Value Add Personnel for Skygear. Zachary Hartpence has been working in the drone industry since early 2015 with his father, Joe Hartpence. They started off as hot air balloon pilots and utilized this licensing from the FAA to help secure their ability to fly drones commercially during the "early days" of the
The Commercial sUAS Remote Pilots group on Facebook is the largest, longest running, most popular, and most active online forum for professional drone pilots. Created by Daniel Herbert on February 15, 2015 (the day of the NPRM release for non-recreational drone use), it was meant to be an outlet for commercial drone operators to network
How Skilled is a Drone Pilot? The barrier to entry to become a certificated remote pilot and operate professionally has been set terribly low. Nearly anyone can study a few evenings, pay $150 and pass the Unmanned Aircraft General exam at a testing center. From that point forward, they possess a certificate that states
[DROne] notice To AirMen. For many years, manned aircraft pilots have relied upon NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) to let everyone affected know that there is a change in the airspace that couldn't have been made known well in advance. With the advent of drones, it was felt necessary to use the NOTAM process to