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Drones in Virginia Beach

23 Apr , 2015  

 

My hometown of Virginia Beach… I’ve never seen the beach covered in snow and seeing this video makes me realize the intensity of the snow coverage and I just find it stunning and a great contrast of hot and cold.

another thing to think about is the privacy of ...

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Drone lessons

23 Apr , 2015  

 

Possibly a part of the process of obtaining a drone license could be a how to fly a drone such as this video,

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Comments on FAA’s Proposed Rules for Drones

14 Apr , 2015  

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) commented on the FAA’s proposed rules for drones. They question the logistics of the knowledge tests for drones. They argue that there will not be enough current testing centers to hold the influx of people wanting to get a drone operator’s license.

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Benefits of Drones

13 Apr , 2015  

This is an article that has several videos discussing benefits of drones. I think if drone use for commercial purposes becomes legal it would seriously alter advertising–this article gives an example of using drones to sell real estate as well as advertising for sports. I think the best part about ...

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Comment on FAA UAS Regulations

7 Apr , 2015  

I found a comment posted earlier this year in February who brings up some of the good points we touched on in class regarding drone use in schools and possibly by those under age 17. The author of the comment is is an Air Force Junior ROTC instructor at a ...

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FAA Comments

7 Apr , 2015  

 David Gierke, a retired school teacher and a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, for the most part, supports the exemption of recreational model aircraft from the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems. However, he states that he has a problem with the FAA’s proposal of gaining permission from airports ...

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A Few Words on Darryl Hatch’s Comment to the FAA

7 Apr , 2015  

Darryl Hatch is obviously an avid model aircraft hobbyist. His main concern is to exclude model aircraft hobbyist from aviation regulations.  He argues that enthusiasts such as himself should follow “community-based safety guidelines.” Furthermore, he brings up the issue of having visual line of sight while flying one of ...

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A cool video I found while browsing YouTube

7 Apr , 2015  

I have already posted this video to our Facebook group, but I figured I should post it to my blog now that I finally created one!

A drone is used to get some incredible footage. It would normally be extremely expensive to get the footage that this drone has captured. ...

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Comment on FAA Regulation of Drones

6 Apr , 2015  

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-0150-2428

Here is a comment by Mr. Siwek, who is involved with many aero clubs and technology.

It seems he thinks the proposed regulations are good, but a few of the proposals are too broad. He wants the FAA to follow what Congress said and allow local ...

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Comment on FAA’s Regulations

6 Apr , 2015  

One comment that I found thoughtful and that raised some interesting questions was Vic Moss’s, located here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-0150-0742.

In general, the writer is supportive of the proposed rules. However, he does feel that some of the regulations are too restrictive. He is critical of the “visual line of ...

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