In 100 brief lessons, the book teaches readers about the many fun things you can do with a drone, including video and photography ideas, tips on choosing the right drone for you, properly operating your drone in all environments and situations, staying safe, following laws and rules, and how to avoid crashing and losing your drone.
Paying for a big insurance policy to cover your drone business, but not exactly sure what you’re paying for?
Finally, a drone insurance policy with transparent pricing is here.
DroneInsurance.com launched this week as a new insurance option that provides drone operators with 24/7 ground coverage and the option to purchase on-demand flight coverage for as little as a day or as long as a year. Flight liability limits range from $1 million to $25 million.
So what’s different about this insurance plan?
The neatest feature is a calculator that makes it completely transparent what you’re paying for. Create an account, plug in what type of drone your flying or for how many days you need insurance, and the calculator will tell you the cost. Decide you want to change your coverage? Mark it in the calculator, and your price will change in real-time, updating before you commit to any different costs. Continue reading Finally, a transparent drone insurance policy is here (with daily rates!)→
The LAANC program allows drone operators to use an interface (designed by FAA-selected private companies) to request approval to fly in restricted airspace. Operators will then receive approval almost instantly. That instantly speeds up the ability to legally fly in controlled airspace such as near airports — a cumbersome process that had previously required individual applications and took months.
The Wall Street Journal named 25 emerging leaders as tech companies to watch in 2018, and among them are two drone companies. Kespry landed on spot No. 15, while Airobotics made it as No. 21.
Kespry is a Silicon Valley company founded in 2013 to gather data using drones and analyze it for industries such as mining, insurance and construction. Its services are mostly used for inspections and inventory and operation management. The company has 104 employees and has raised $61.4 million in funding, and is led by founders Paul Doersch, Nathan Hall-Snyder and Ben Stabler.
Want to make some easy money off of the photos you take from your drones? There’s a pretty easy way now for you to become an aerial stock video photographer by simply recycling the scenic shots you’ve already taken.
Drone network site DroneBase released hundreds of its 4K aerial videos to license on Shutterstock’s Footage Collection. If your video is one of them, then you’ll get $15.
So how does it work?
Drone operators who are a part of DroneBase’s Pilot Network can upload their 4K clips via the DroneBase Pilot App.
If accepted by DroneBase, those videos will appear for sale on Shutterstock, which is a royalty free stock photo, picture and video site. All videos that are not accepted will receive quick, constructive feedback on what could be improved.