Coronavirus is rapidly impacting everyone around the world, and drone pilots are seeing their careers changing because of it too. We’ve put together a list of resources to document the changes, to show you ways you can get financial support, and simply to bring a little drone joy to you (even if it’s just flying a little toy drone around your living room).
This page is continuously growing, but is meant to contain necessary information to keep you entertained and learning during this time.
And hopefully, you’ll find resources to help your business stay in business — and perhaps even grow.
If you’re looking for something to do at home involving drones
- Free drone content online to keep you entertained as you shelter in place and stay at home
- The best indoor drones of 2020
- 8 ways pilots can keep up their hobby indoors
If you are a small business owner
- Financial relief and freebies for drone pilots and small business owners affected by coronavirus
- Research on how businesses are changing and how sales have been affected due to coronavirus
- How to handle getting your Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate (or retesting due to an out-of-date certificate) during coronavirus
If you are a parent, teacher or STEM worker
If you are a drone conference attendee or organizer
Were you planning to attend a drone conference in 2020? Many are being cancelled or postponed. Find out the status of all the major 2020 drone conferences.
How drones are being used during coronavirus
A number of company’s are finding new use cases for drones that involve stopping coronavirus. Here’s some of our coverage on those uses:
- Battle to control COVID-19 outbreak gets a lift from drones
- California cops may use drones during coronavirus outbreak
- DJI covers Shenzhen with disinfectant
- Draganfly seeks to use drones to monitor COVID-19 symptoms
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