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  • April 21, 2022

    The ABCDE Methodology For Avoiding Drone Bird Strikes

    You are likely to encounter drone bird strikes for nearly every mission that you fly.  If you are flying near the coastline, you may encounter gulls looking for food. Urban landscapes have pigeons, sparrows, and...

  • April 21, 2022

    Why Public Safety Drone Pilots Are Reluctant To Fly Expensive Aircraft

    The main reason why public safety drone pilots are reluctant to fly expensive UAS is because of a common misconception that the chances of an accident are greater than that of a smaller airframe. Whereas, in fact, the simple truth is that...

  • April 1, 2022

    High-Rise Firefighting Drones: Fact or Fiction

    Using firefighting drones for high-rise fires in major metropolitan areas of the United States is not an option. That's as simple and straightforward as an answer that I can give...At least for now.  Some time ago, I was sent a link to a Heavy...

  • March 22, 2022

    The Three Biggest Reasons WHY Most Public Safety Drone Program FAIL

    The sustainability of a Public Safety drone program revolves around a group of complex factors.  However, this trio has the greatest bearing on the success of the program: Procurement Maintenance The eventual replacement of core...

  • March 22, 2022

    The Top 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Tethered Drone System

    Is a Tethered System an Outdated Alternative? Dispelling Some Common Myths….  The use of tethered UAS in Public Safety has been around for quite some time now. A tethered drone system may be an option when dealing with Departments or Agencies...