Category Archives: Certifications

Aviation Partnership Demonstrates UAV Traffic Control

Over nearly a week of testing — a week that followed months of preparation and involved five types of aircraft, four aircraft software systems, more than 30 engineers, pilots, and operations experts, and 141 flights — the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation … Continue reading

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USIBD LOA vers. 3 Certification Training Next Week

USIBD will be offering LOA V.3 Certification Training LIVE in St. Louis, MO as part of their Symposium in conjunction with the BIMForum next week in St. Louis, MO. USIBD is offering a FREE training session on the newly-published LOA … Continue reading

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ARE Corp. Granted Permission for UAS Flights Over People

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued ARE Corp. a Certificate of Waiver, allowing certified remote pilots to safely fly a parachute-equipped sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) over people. ARE is one of nine organizations to be granted an operational … Continue reading

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US FAA Drone Advisory Committee Survey

The U.S. FAA Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) (PDF) is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad … Continue reading

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FAA Part 107 Waiver for Flights Over People Granted

Hensel Phelps has been issued a Certificate of Waiver from FAA Part 107 for flights over people by using drones with parachutes. From an article in Commercial UAV News. Whilee Part 107 has enabled organizations to create and scale drone … Continue reading

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Specifications and Classification Standards – There is a Difference

I was nervous yesterday about my webinar presentation on 3D survey accuracy and positional uncertainty specifications and standards. It’s a complicated subject and I knew there would be a number of smarter and more experienced people than me in the … Continue reading

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3D Accuracy Webinar Preview – You Can Still Register

If you are not aware, Lidar News is hosting an educational webinar today at 2PM EDT on the subject of specifying 3D accuracy. This important event is co-sponsored by Paracosm and the USIBD. To register click here. A lot of … Continue reading

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Nathan Eick – Geospatial Specialist at Aerial Services, Inc.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s probably….Nathan Eick. Meet Nathan, Aerial Services’ Geospatial Specialist. As a Geospatial Specialist some of Nathan’s responsibilities include preflight planning, fixed-wing and UAS collection, post flight processing and has assisted with maintenance.  He is … Continue reading

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Airborne Lidar Industry Understands Value of Standards

As I mentioned in a recent post, the airborne lidar industry has had the good fortune and wisdom to continue to follow the time proven mapping standards established for aerial photogrammetry projects. Lidar is basically treated as just another imaging … Continue reading

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Drone Registration in the U.S is Required

This is a guest blog post from Crystal Ding from Outstanding Drone on the importance of drone registration with the FAA here in the U.S. Did you know that you ought to register your drone with the Federation Aviation Administration, … Continue reading

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