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October 10, 2016
The sUAS Test pt. 2 Before I started preparing for the small UAS drone test, I had a decent amount of knowledge because of the requirements for my project within the Center of Excellence. My job that start mid-May was to know about the regulations on drones from countries around the world. To...
October 5, 2016
The Next Five Years The third and final instalment of our future predictions for you to enjoy.   One Pilot Multiple Drones Many people will want to try to do this because it would give more efficient workloads to one person. The person will be able to multitask and complete the work of...
September 28, 2016
What UAS Issues will the UC Face in 5 Years? Another one of our staff members has some additional predictions as to how hobbiests are reason for concern as drones become an ever more popular toy.   1. Hobbyist Pilot Risk Assessment          ...
September 26, 2016
A Narative of taking the sUAS License Test I’ve been interested in drones and their potential since being exposed to them, but this would be the first time that I’d have to sit down and take a written test on them. When first being told that I would take the UAS remote pilot test I...
September 21, 2016
Best Practices for Media use of Drones While operating on University campus it is important to follow these best practices guidelines to ensure safe, responsible, and legal flight a UAS. The Remote Pilot in Command (PIC) is responsible for all operations tat they are overseeing, even if they are...
September 19, 2016
What the Next Five Years may Hold Though drones are relatively new to the commercial market, having been around for about five years, there have been numerous incidents that have caught the attention of both the media and the authorities. Each time legislation and policies have to either be made...
September 14, 2016
UCSB Drone Flight Procedure For all of our friends at UCSB that have been eager to fly their drone on campus with their new license EH&S has released a guide for you. Whether for business or pleasure you'll first need to register your drone with the FAA and the University and then submit...
August 22, 2016
New FAA UAS Study Guide   The FAA has released another study guide for you to prepare for the UAS test that is coming out later this month. This 87 page packet goes over everything youll need to know for the test including: weather, loading and performance, and operation. You can read the...
August 19, 2016
Introduction to VFR Charts Are you still having trouble with understanding how to read VFR charts or what the symbols mean? We've put together a slideshow with many of the most common symbols that you might find on a VFR chart. If its the values on the charts that give you trouble, we have...
August 8, 2016
Accelerating UAS Integration With the drone industry set to make $82 billion dollars in the US alone, many companies are rushing to introduce the world to their potential. This massive number stems from the FAA's recent release of commercial drone laws in Part 107, which created a sUAS...

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