We get a ton of questions regarding our UAV’s and we thought we would compile a list to help everyone! If you have a question you don’t see here make sure to email, message or comment with the questions and we can answer it and add it to our list.

  • Do you need a license to fly it?

A:  You don’t need a certification to fly for hobby purposes but if you are going to use it for commercial purposes or for any compensation or furtherance of a business, then YES you do need to become part 107 certified. (see our blog about Hobbyist Vs Part 107 HERE)

  • How fast does it go?

A: There are several types of drones and all have varying speeds.  The maximum average speed of a drone is around 45mph.

  • Can you take off from anywhere?

A: This is where things get a little tricky. You cannot take off from private property without permission, but you can take off from anywhere public. Depending on the state you live in and the ordinances of the towns, the areas you can launch from may differ. For example, some states prohibit launching from state owned parks, National parks are prohibited. However, if you launch from a public road and fly over these areas that is perfectly legal.

  • Can you take pictures of me from my house?

A: Technically, if someone launches from public property and they fly by your house and your shades aren’t drawn they can legally take a photo of you.  You can read the ‘Photographers Rights’ that have been around forever that break down this very thing. But remember, if you have a smartphone – your privacy has probably been invaded wayyyyy more than you probably know.

  • How far away can you fly and how high can you go?

A:  Some drones can go up to 4-5 miles away!  But there are still UAV laws in place where UAV’s cannot go beyond visual line of sight.  So even though UAVs can fly up to 4-5 miles away most of the time they aren’t. Legally, UAV’s can not go higher than 400 ft AGL (above ground level).

  • How expensive is a drone?

A: UAV’s can range from $10-$1M – all depending on the needs of the buyer!

I’m sure there are a million more questions that we could answer but these we found were the top contenders for most frequently asked. Once again, if you have a question comment below or reach out and we would be happy to answer it.

Thanks for reading and have a great rest of your week!

Middle October

Happy Middle October!  That means Daylight savings ending is right around the corner (Nov 4th to be exact!).  This fall has been a busy one and we love it!  We are working in conjunction with the Groton New London Airport & the National Guard creating an entire career day around aviation.  We are adding to the momentum of teaching last week at E Granby High School, and we are pumped to teach again!

This will be a very exciting 2 day event for students.  We are presenting along with RC Propbusters member & pilot, David Grainger.  David is a local drone racer and has extensive knowledge of aircrafts and UAV’s.  He is a great partner and we are excited to show these kids some aviation fun!

We also have been doing consistent work weekly on a construction project for Lehto Design & Build doing progress videos as well as creating a 3D model.  We love creating 3D models, they are so versatile!

That’s it for us this week and we hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday! Exciting things to come. We will see you here next week! If you want more AerialScope on the spot check out our social media pages on Insta: @aerialscope FB: @aerialscopevi.

Teaching Classes

Happy Wednesday! Hope where ever you are today has been a good one!  It is 80 degrees and sunny here in New England and we are almost halfway through October which is crazy!  Tomorrow we will be teaching 3 classes at a local High School.  We will be talking about what it’s like to own a UAV business, the uses for UAV’s, demonstrating and also encouraging career paths in aviation.

These young minds have a lot on their plate and we are excited to give them a break from their usual classes to spend their time with us and have some fun.  I have a background in education so this is a breeze for me!  We love educating anyone on the use of UAV’s.

In 2 weeks we will be speaking at another school two days in a row.  We are teaming up with RC Propbusters  pilot, David Grainger and he will be showing the youth some fun tricks with his racing drones.

So stay tuned for pictures & videos from the school programs! Have a great rest of the week!

Weekly blog

Happy Friday friends!

We hope you have some fun plans this weekend!  We will be tightening and finishing up some projects we have going on.  We have been doing some sweet 3D models and we are so excited to share them with you!  3D modeling is such a unique fun tool for businesses to use.  Besides being esthetically pleasing and marketable on a digital platform, they are also very useful for other industries to make measurements from and utilize to make work flows easier.  This is an example of what we will be talking about on our podcast!  We have 1 episode done and we will be filming another 1 or 2 before we start to upload them.  We have been so excited to share some of this with you all!

I will also start to post more regularly and I’ve chosen Wednesdays to be those lucky days.  Anyone else have a million reminders on their phone? I can’t be the only one! We use those little boxes for everything these days, they are so versatile!  I’ve set my reminder every Wednesday and will be creating fun content every week from our travels, our projects, as well as useful info like our Mold blog!  If there is any topic in particular you would like to read send me an email or reach out via social networks and I would be more than happy to write about it!

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you all on Wednesdays!





Say whaaaaaaa??! Yup! AerialScope started a podcast! We recently recorded our first episode!  Our plan is to record a few at a time and upload them all together.  The biggest question has been do we do just audio or do we incorporate video as well.  We have a unique set up because our podcast partner, Scott of Quad Axis lives in Texas.   Scott brings lots of experience and knowledge to our podcast and we are excited to partner with him for this fun venture!  We met Scott while doing a 3D model out west last year and it’s been fun to have another brain to bounce ideas off of.  This is the birth of a new industry here so there are questions, mixed emotions etc around drones.  We want to help educate everyone and put their mind at ease that these can be very efficient tools, if used properly.

Our podcast will be geared towards helping customers understand how drone applications can help their businesses (but, if you are a fellow UAVer you are more than welcome to listen!).  We will be having different industry professionals and guests on the show.  If you are curious about how drones can impact your industry, please reach out!  We would love to hear your story.  If you want to be on the show also let us know!

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