Drone Video Services

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Content That Matters: Interview with Eric Koehler, Vantage Vertical

In this video, FusionSpark Media’s Russell Sparkman interviews Vantage Vertical co-founder, Eric Koehler, about changes impacting the commercial use of drones, including the FAA’s recent Part 107 updates to Unmanned Aircraft Systems. In this interview, we touch upon: What is Part 107, and why it matters How to get a[…]

FAA Announces Operational Rules

Today June 21, 2016, the FAA announced an eagerly awaited set of operational rules for commercial drone operators. These new rules finally address some realities of drone operations, and hopefully pave the way for some commonsense regulations to follow. The official press release included a link to a summary of the regulations.[…]

Drones & Tourism: A Whale of a Drone Tale

    When Scott Meis, avid photographer and VP of Marketing for Clipper Vacations, needed something “different” for promoting the upcoming summer orca watching excursions, the idea of a drone to get a different perspective came immediately to mind. Scott and his team set out to document the journey, from Seattle[…]

Keeping On Top Of Legal Developments

Commercial drone use remains in a legal grey area. No questions. Even if you want to make the case that the FAA has no enforceable jurisdiction, you will still have a fight on your hands. The laws are clearly trying to catch up with the current era so anyone using drones,[…]

Drones for Commercial Real Estate

Drones are useful, and little has pushed the use of drones harder than the real estate sector. In addition to high end homes there is ample room for commercial real estate applications because there is simply no other way to get the same perspective with the same degree of safety, convenience, and[…]

Snapshot of Drone Video & Photography Services, Q1 2016

According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the FAA granted 3,136 Section 333 exemptions for commercial drone applications. Based on the fact that the Section 333 Exemption application requires the applicant to identify types of uses, a snapshot of the commercial use of drone video and photography services is[…]

Managing Expectations of Drone Video Service Types

Drone video providers, like any service provider, can be broken down into three categories: Low End, Middle and Upper End. While the low end and the high end are fairly easy to define, everything else gets dumped into the middle so there can be lots of variance in quality, price, and experience.[…]

How to know if your drone video provider is legal, and why you should care.

If you’re a business (real estate, agriculture, etc.) and have been looking into using drone video for your business then you’ve probably heard about a hundred times by now: make sure your drone provider is operating legally. And you’re probably still wondering, “What does that mean, and how can I find out?” It boils down[…]

Learning to fly

It doesn’t take very much research to find out that you will most likely crash your drone the first time you take it out. There are way too many stories of people getting the bug to get a drone in the air, buying a really fancy unit, and then smashing it[…]