Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations


15 Steps to Starting and Running a Successful Drone Business

February 3, 2021, Greg Pratt, Instructor, DARTdrones

Thinking about starting a drone business as a side gig or as a main source of income? Doing so can seem like an overwhelming task, but having a plan and doing things the right way can make it more attainable (and profitable). Here are 15 steps that will help you on your way to developing a successful drone business.


Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Optimizing Operational Capabilities During the Pandemic

October 30, 2020, Colin Romberger, Chief Pilot, DARTdrones

I think it’s safe to say that we are all waiting for the day when we can put COVID‐19 behind us and “get back to normal.” However, the reality is that this pandemic will continue to affect how we live our lives and conduct business for years to come.


Contracting Drone Operators: Pros and Cons for Your Organization

June 26, 2020, Colin Romberger, Chief Pilot, DARTdrones

The use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) among corporate and government entities has risen steadily since 2016, following publication of federal sUAS regulations (Part 107). Many organizations have seen the potential sUAS have to increase efficiency, improve safety and enhance capabilities, and are leveraging these advantages.


Preparing for and Understanding Remote ID

March 26, 2020, Colin Romberger, Chief Pilot, DARTdrones

Over the last decade, Civil Aviation Authorities worldwide have had to tackle the challenge of integrating unmanned aircraft into traditional…


The 5 Essential Steps of UAS Site Assessments

November 6, 2019, Hannah McBeth, Marketing Manager, DARTdrones

Most often, the crucial moment for avoiding an accident in aviation—whether you’re the pilot of a manned craft or an…


8 Tips from a Manned and Unmanned Pilot for Safely Flying a Drone in Extreme Weather Conditions

April 1, 2019, Colin Romberger, Chief Pilot, DARTdrones

As the drone industry and FAA drone regulations expand, more and more industries are finding use cases to launch drones…


Improving Safety: Understanding sUAS Autonomous Capabilities

December 5, 2018, Colin Romberger, Chief Pilot, DARTdrones

There’s absolutely no doubt about it: the future of commercial unmanned aircraft operations will revolve around autonomy. Without autonomy, sUAS…


Developing a Safety Culture Through an Internal Pilot Qualification Program

June 1, 2018, Jerry White, Texas Flight Instructor, DARTdrones

As the small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) industry continues to grow rapidly, large organizations are latching on to this industry‐altering…


sUAS Crisis Management: Ensuring Successful Communications During Crisis Response Operations

January 5, 2018, Colin Romberger, Chief Pilot, DARTdrones

In 2017, the United States endured many natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other forms of destruction. Throughout these national crises…


Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Unmanned Aircraft Operations

August 10, 2016, Josh Olds, Vice President of Operations, Unmanned Safety Institute (USI)

In June 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its long-awaited rules governing the commercial use of small Unmanned Aircraft…

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