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Aerial Services, Altavian & sUAS

Project information written by Jason Dolf, Flight Coordinator at Aerial Services. Aerial acquired geospatial data used for mapping, remote sensing, orthophotography, aerial enlargements, or GIS applications must be high quality, high resolution, and distortion free. Aerial Services’ five-decade reputation of acquiring such data is well known. Legally and safely deploying small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) …

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“Commercial” Drones but Just Barely

Article by Mike Tully “This article was originally written just before the Final UAS Rule was published in August 2016. Although these UAS regulations established the commercial use of drones most of the flight restrictions remain burdensome and continue to limit their incredible economic potential. FAA Section 333 exemptions allow operators to fly drones in the …

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Comments on the FAA’s Proposed Rules for Drones

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Article written by Mike Tully The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released in February the long-awaited draft rules on small UAS. Aerial Services submitted comments on these rules before the first public comment period ended on April 24th. These draft rules are part of the 2012 congressional FAA Reauthorization Act …

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FAA Announces Proposed Rule for Commercial Use of sUAS

[spb_column width=”1/3″ el_position=”first”] [spb_single_image image=”6383″ image_size=”full” frame=”borderframe” intro_animation=”none” full_width=”yes” lightbox=”yes” link_target=”_self” caption=”NPRM Process” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [/spb_column] [spb_column width=”2/3″ el_position=”last”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] We have waited years for this! The NPRM for sUAS (drones) has finally been released. The DOT’s FAA today proposed a framework of regulations called a Notice of Proposed Rule Making …

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Ladies Pilot LiDAR Copters Too!

[spb_column width=”1/2″ el_position=”first”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Article by Mike Tully & Amanda Hoppes Aerial Services is flying higher and better today! Yes, we now have a Bell 206B helicopter for use with LiDAR but more importantly, it is piloted with one of the Best of the Best, Kelli Paschke. She is one …

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A Plan to Integrate Drones Safely into the National Airspace Today

[spb_column width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Today anyone can strap wings on a pig, stick a GPS on its ear, call it a drone and go fly it. Of course, they have to fly it secretly, under the radar, because most uses are still prohibited by the FAA. In the current regulatory environment …

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