Drones are starting to make more positive appearances in the news and this is a great start.
In 2017 the FAA rolled out the Integration Pilot Program (IPP). This program brings together governments (state, local, tribal) together with private entities (drone operators or manufacturers) to successfully and safely integrate drones. ‘The program has created a meaningful dialogue on the balance between local and national interests related to drone integration, and provide actionable information to the USDOT on expanded and universal integration of drones into the National Airspace System.’ – FAA website (author unknown)
The 9 IPP Lead Participants are evaluating a host of potential operational concepts like:
- Fying at night operations
- Beyond the pilot’s line of sight (BVLOS)
- Obstacle avoidance technology
- Reliable & secure data links between pilot & aircraft
There are some fields that could see immediate opportunities from this program, such as:
- Infrastructure inspections
There are so many practical and useful applications for drones and that’s one thing we love to do is help industries figure out how to create safer & ore efficient workflows. Have questions? Reach out! We would love to problem solve with you!
Interested in reading more about this program? Click here . (All this information was provided by the FAA website.)
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.
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!
Stay tuned for more DronesOnSightPodcast news! Here’s our logo:
Check out AerialScope’s podcast partner, Scott: *www.quadaxisllc.com*