DJI has a database that fences off areas where you may need authorization to fly and prevents their products from flying there altogether. This may seem like a nuisance, but it can actually protect you from flying into controlled airspace unknowingly at low altitudes, and in most cases, it’s fairly easy to unlock.
In May, 2019, Logan Campbell, founder and CEO of Aerotas, spoke at the APLS conference on how drones can help with land surveying.
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Survey conferences from all over the country tend to cluster in the winter months. So, Aerotas bundles up and heads out into the cold to share lessons learned from processing thousands of drone survey projects. While the number of surveyors who use drones continues to grow, there are still a handful of questions that keep cropping up at almost every survey conference. In this article, we will answer the most common questions about drone surveying from this year’s conference season.
The newest version of our checklist is smaller, laminated, and designed to always stay with your drone kit. The checklist will be used along side a paper companion flight log that is now longer so that it can record information about more of your flights. The old checklist was a single piece of paper that combined both the checklist and the flight log; you used a single checklist for each flight. Now, one checklist can be used across multiple flights, and the flight log can hold more information.
In order to maintain reliability in our UAS, we need to inspect and update our equipment on a regular basis. After a long winter, or prolonged bad weather, or even just lack of suitable jobs for the drone, it is important to thoroughly run through all of your system and visual checks before firing up the drone for a client mission.