Drones: Everyone Wants Them… No-One Knows Why

Let’s Buy a UAV… and do SOMETHING with it.  Drones are fun. New Technology is cool. Buying a piece of equipment that doesn’t meet your needs is neither fun, nor cool. It is a waste of money and a waste of time. Using the wrong product for the right job does nothing but cause frustration and organizational[…]

The sUAS Rule Rundown

Part 107: The NPRM That Changed the Rules Drone enthusiasts, operators, educators, regulators, and business people got what they asked for in the proposed rules to Part 107. The NPRM as proposed by the FAA is a huge step forward in codifying the regulations necessary for success in the drone industry. While most of the[…]

The AUVSI Report

Protester free and packed to the brim, opportunists and operators, manufacturers and marketeers brought with them an overwhelming sense of optimism to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Orlando, Florida and it is my pleasure to outline some of the more interesting concepts, systems, developments, and – mostly importantly – videos of dancing drones.[…]

The Economics of Commercialization

I recently enjoyed a not very well attended talk on the economic benefits of commercialization. Not for a lack of interest or potential economic boom associated with UAS was it sparsely appreciated, but the belief that of course there is wealth to be gained… in 2015. Those who wish to seek the benefits of UAS[…]