This kit is here to help ensure you are flying your drone legally. It will deepen your understanding of what rules belong to the FAA and what belongs to the federal government, as well as what political subdivisions can (and can’t ) do when it comes to drone regulation.
This is a document produced by a member of the FAASTeam which compiles all the Q & A items from their latest webinar on operating under Part 107. It’s an easy, helpful read you should take a little time to get through
This bulletin from the FAA goes through details and actions for those who violate new 14 CFR requirements applicable to UAS operations. Know the regulations!
FAA regulations are only as good as those out enforcing them. This is the actual memo sent by the FAA to law enforcement agencies across the country.
Applying for an airspace authorization can be daunting, especially the first time around. In this detailed instructional video, Paul and Vic show you how to (1) Get authorization via LAANC and, (2) Get 107.41 Wide Area Authorization for an area not managed by LAANC. You will learn how to access and read UAS facility maps, apply for LAANC via
Kittyhawk and Skyward, and use FAADroneZone for a 107.41 Authorization. Watch and learn to greatly increase your chances of getting an airspace authorization.
Before you fly you should always double check your location in respect to airports and airspace. If you are a commercial pilot then we recommend this site from SkyVector.com.
Before you fly you should always double check your location in respect to airports and airspace. If you are more of a hobbyist pilot then we recommend this app from Airmap.com.
Getting airspace permission can be a rather tricky process, especially if it’s new to you. Regardless, check out this tip sheet to help you get your approval.
Want to know what we like and use almost every day at Drone U? This is a comprehensive list with descriptions and links so you can get what you need, when you need it.
Getting smooth cinematic movements is THE biggest differentiating factor between a decent pilot and an exceptional one. See some of the best movements to master to increase the value of what you do for clients.
This “kit” is an important & helpful “tool” for any serious drone pilot as it contains documents best suited for handling questions & concerns raised by others not familiar with drone legalities. You should keep a copy of this on you at all times when flying your drone in public.
If you are in the United States and are unsure of the laws for each State then this is where you need to look. Know the variance in laws from State to State before you assume they are similar. You know what assuming does…don’t be that person.
Ever wonder what the drone laws are in another country? This is a very helpful and valuable resource for those of you traveling abroad with your drone. Check this out before you go and see what you need to know.
Do you need to register your drone under Part 47? This is a step-by- step tutorial for you that community member Grant Van Dolah generously put together. Be sure and check this out because there’s no need to figure it out as you go…Grants already done that for you. Thanks, Grant!
This is a sample proposal we use for filming projects. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: We are NOT attorneys, nor are we giving you legal advice. You use this then you get that and hold us harmless. Proceed at your own risk.
Logging your flights is a very important aspect of piloting a drone. There are many benefits, especially when it comes to saving on drone insurance. Download and keep these with you at all times.
Becoming a great, smooth drone pilot really comes down to one thing…practice, and lots of it. Here are some drills you can do to get used to getting the shot in a smooth, cinematic motion.
If you are looking to do real estate videos then this is a set of drills specific to you. Shooting real estate requires certain movements not used for other projects. So check this out and practice, practice, practice!
We have an amazing group, and this is an example of why. This helpful document was put together by community member Keenan Newton. If you fly at night then you must read through this. Thanks, Keenan!
In this video, everyone’s favorite, Vic walks us through the 107.29 waiver application process. This video contains some great Tips and Tricks that will help you STREAMLINE your application process. You will learn the various Do’s and Don’ts – which will greatly increase the chances of your approval. Watch and learn as we go through every step of the application process in this detailed video.
In this short video we give you step by step instructions for unlocking a DJI No Fly Zone. Your next big job requires you to fly in a No Fly Zone (NFZ). Paul and Vic provide you detailed steps on how you can do just that. We walk you through the entire application process to make it super easy for you. Watch now!
You may need a location specific contract for specific jobs. If so, then here go. This is what we use. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: We are NOT attorneys, nor are we giving you legal advice. You use this then you get that and hold us harmless. Proceed at your own risk.
This document will go through all the details of the Logbooks so you know exactly how to fill them out and what everything means.
Logging your maintenance is just as important as your flights. So, once again, have these handy so you can quickly access them when you need them.
You will often need an NDA as it relates to projects. This is what we use. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: We are NOT attorneys, nor are we giving you legal advice. You use this then you get that and hold us harmless. Proceed at your own risk.
As a drone pilot, you are expected and required to do a pre-flight checklist any time you fly your drone. This is a thorough list of things you have to check, and others that we recommend.
If you’re shooting real estate videos, or looking to start, then this is an important form you should be using. This is the actual form that we use for our Realtor projects. But you are welcome to brand it for your company.
This is the information you should be giving your Realtors BEFORE shooting their listing so it looks the very best it can. This is the actual form that we use for our Realtor projects. But you are welcome to brand it for your company.
This is an important document to study if you’ve NOT taken your Part 107 drone license test yet. As a member said to us, “Had I not studied (this chart) I’m sure I would have missed some questions.”
Answers to some of the biggest questions that drone pilots have on drone systems, drone laws, clearing the Part 107 exam, and much, much more...