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Drone photo contest could land you in National Geographic

You have the incredible shot, now put it to some incredible use.

Dronestagram is organizing an International Drone Photography Contest — and the winners in each category will land a spot in National Geographic.

The categories are Adventure – Sports, Nature – Wildlife and Travel. The final day to submit photos is June 30, and winners will be announced July 1.

Judges include Patrick Witty, Deputy Director of Photography at National Geographic, Jean-Pierre Vrignaud, Chief Editor of National Geographic France and Dronestagram’s co-founders Eric Dupin & Guillaume Jarret. Other prizes include a GoPro Hero, 3DR Solo and Lowepro backpack.

The competition is fierce though. Dronestagram told The Drone Girl that there are already hundreds of entries.

For full rules and how to enter, visit Dronestagram’s site.

 

Coupon codes for drone training courses? Check this out

Slide06The FAA expects 1 million drones to be sold this holiday season — and that inevitably means a lot of new pilots out there.

DARTdrones Flight School is offering a new two hour, indoor introductory course to drones and the industry, with classes scheduled through January around the country.

And now, you can save $25 off a course using coupon code “SANTACERTIFIED1.”

The course is a brief overview of all the things new drone pilots red to know – from FAA rules to equipment considerations to safety tips such as creating a flight log and emergency preparedness.

DARTdrones was created by CEO Abby Speicher, a serial entrepreneur who realized she needed drone training after a near-crash during a business pitching competition, where she was demoing drones to the judges.

“That’s the point I realized I needed a training course,” Speicher said. “And so we decided, ‘alright, let’s just make a drone training school.’”

Check it out, and happy flying!

*You can still use coupon code “DroneGirl10” to get 10% off DARTdrones’ Phantom 3 and Inspire Training: Part 1 and 2 courses.

 

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Commercial UAV Expo coming to Las Vegas

37770_uav_300x250 (1)You may still be recovering from InterDrone (I still am!), but there’s yet another drone conference coming to Vegas, less than a month away.

The Commercial UAV Expo will feature more than 100 drone-related companies, 130 booths and more than 50 expert speakers.

The lineup is incredible — featuring experts including Trumbull Unmanned CEO Dyan Gibbens, “Drone Analyst” Colin Snow and Pepperdine University Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy Greg McNeal.

The Drone Girl will be there. You can join me! Register here.

Join me at Interdrone Las Vegas!

Sure, I just got back from International Drone Day in Las Vegas, but it won’t be long until I head back again soon!

I’ll be speaking a few different times at InterDrone, a huge, 3-day long conference for people interested in building, flying or buying drones. (So probably you!)

The conference will include more than 75 tech classes focused on commercial drone use.

It’s Sept. 9-11, 2015 at the Rio in Las Vegas. You can register here.

I can’t wait to be in the desert surrounded by drones! And even if you aren’t into drones (like Drone Girl’s boyfriend) you can always just go to the Rio’s Penn & Teller magic show. I’ll be there too!

Drone Girl swag is here!!

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 8.06.15 PMYou have been asking for it, and it’s finally here. DRONE GIRL SWAG!

Perfect for you, your spouse, your neighbors, and of course, the little drone girls in your life!

What better way to get little girls (and everyone for that matter?!) flying then with a t-shirt of the adorable Drone Girl herself?

The shop includes tees for the whole family (including maternity tees), onesies for the babies, watches and even aprons!

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Countdown to International Drone Day

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Less than a week left until International Drone Day!

I’ll be headlining the main event in Las Vegas alongside famous dronies including Anthony Cools, Jim Bowers, Chris Cernuto and of course, That Drone Show hosts Sarah and David Oneal!

Join me on Saturday, March 14 to listen to my talk on the future of drone journalism. Learn about how news organizations are using drones, what the FAA is proposing, and what you can expect to see in newsrooms of the future.

Can’t make it? No worries.

Join an International Drone Day Team in your area or follow @TheDroneGirl on Twitter for live updates from the main event.