Skygear Solutions' Training Director and COO, Joe Warwick, recently completed a four-day Unmanned Aircraft training program for public safety officers at the Bucks County Police and Safety Training Facility (Pennsylvania). Joe has been offering small group, private training for public safety agencies for a little more than four years and the
Roy C. Schriever was a dedicated volunteer firefighter for 45 years and recently lost an 8 week long battle with COVID-19. Having spent a significant amount of time with the Denville Volunteer Fire Department, Roy was remembered this morning in a long procession from different agencies in the
Over the last couple of years, Skygear Solutions has hired and contracted with hundreds of skilled drone operators and other related personnel. In 2020, we're issuing tee shirts to those who have worked with us this year as a small token of appreciation for their efforts..... along with recognition of some of the frustrations that
John "TJ" Redefer, the drone enthusiast, Real Estate broker, Dewey Beach, Delaware mayor passed away yesterday after a long battle against pancreatic cancer. TJ was a personal friend of mine who served with me on the Delaware UAS Task Force a few years ago. He loved flying drones both recreationally and to promote his Real
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
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