Become A U.S. Commercial Drone Pilot

Author: John Deans

Publisher: Self-Counsel Press

ISBN: 9781770402683

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 2248

All across America, people are learning to fly. Drones are taking to the skies to help in search-and-rescue, industry, journalism and hobbies. While drones look like toys, they are anything but. They require the discipline of a pilot and the legal support of a license. But how do you get approved to take the controls? John Deans has gone through the paces to get his Federal Aviation Administration license to fly drones, and his book will help you understand how you can get your drone wings. His step-by-step guide identifies the preparation and practice necessary to earn your license.So while there are thousands of drone pilots emerging in this exciting field of technology, photography and security, they're still required to undergo strict and exacting licensing procedures. John Deans provides a comprehensive legal guide to secure your license and safely operate a drone.

The Drone Age

A Primer for Individuals and the Enterprise

Author: David Preznuk

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0988454270

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 2835

The Drone Age – A Primer for Individuals and the Enterprise is an insightful and comprehensive introduction to the drone industry for individuals, entrepreneurs, and enterprises looking to integrate drone technology, understand the current state of the industry, and get a sneak-peek into the future of the industry. Globally, the commercial drone industry is exploding, and governments are under great pressure to establish policies and regulations that allow commercial drones to occupy an already congested airspace. Individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses looking to enter the industry haven’t previously had the resources to make informed decisions – until now! Drawing on more than 20 years of technology and aviation experience, David Preznuk explores all need-to-know aspects of the drone industry from the history and evolution of drones; types of drones and industry uses; current and proposed U.S. regulations; business adoption and integration considerations when implementing a drone program; and the future of the drone industry. The Drone Age is the perfect primer for those looking to quickly understand drones and the commercial drone industry.

Remote Drone Pilot Certification Study Guide

The Key to Earning FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification

Author: T. C. Freeman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998128306


Page: N.A

View: 7583

Guaranteed to Pass the Remote Pilot Certification Knowledge Test or your Money Back!* Pass the FAA Part 107 Remote (Drone) Pilot Certification, includes 1 year FREE Membership at with private Facebook group discussion, blog and videos. Study guide has 12 chapters and over 400 practice questions. Good for small business, corporate or government (like law enforcement)) commercial operators of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). Don't risk not passing the FAA Remote Pilot test at a cost of $150. There are 60 questions on the FAA test with a test bank of over 300 questions. Our study guide is not your typical study guide; it's fun and efficient (sometimes blunt), not a dry textbook. Study on your own schedule. Make money with your drone!

The Drone Pilot's Handbook

Author: Adam Juniper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781573786

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 692

The perfect companion for anyone buying (or thinking of buying) a drone, whether it's just for fun, to race against friends, or to give their to give their photography a whole new angle. The Drone Pilot's Handbook gives you the skills and techniques you need to fly and maintain your multicopter drone, tips for tuning it for maximum performance, and - importantly - a clear graphical guide to where the law will and won't allow you to fly. Meanwhile, spectacular aerial photography from around the world will inspire you to get airborne immediately! Occasional boxouts provide safety tips, handy ideas, and URLs, and flying instructions are presented with attractive original illustrations. This clean approach that makes a welcome contrast to ugly online forums, or the PDFs that drone manufacturers provide, and will have you up and away in no time.

Drone Entrepreneurship (Spanish Edition)

30 Businesses You Can Start

Author: Jerry Lemieux

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500324315

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 1028

Si quiere comenzar con su negocio con drones, este es el libro que necesita leer. Desde las carretas a caballo hasta los automóviles, desde las PC autónomas hasta Internet, los drones revolucionarán el sector de la aviación. Ya hay empresas de drones comerciales exitosas en todo el mundo. En la actualidad los drones se encuentran en una fase de comercialización emergente y quienes pongan en marcha hoy su empresa podrían beneficiarse de ser uno de los primeros. Cada vez hay más interés en sus usos civiles, que incluyen la fotografía comercial, la cartografía aérea, el control de cosechas, las comunicaciones y las transmisiones. Los drones pueden aumentar la eficiencia, ahorrar dinero, mejorar la seguridad e incluso salvar vidas. Hay cientos de cosas que pueden hacer pero este libro se concentra en treinta aplicaciones comerciales que generarán ingresos para los empresarios del sector. Se explican las aplicaciones, se recomiendan sensores y se exponen volúmenes de trabajo para mostrarle cómo crear un negocio exitoso con drones. Apéndice 7 Doscientas aplicaciones de vehículos aéreos no tripulados comerciales, Apéndice 9 Empresas de fabricación de sensores de vehículos aéreos no tripulados pequeños, Apéndice 10 Empresas de fabricación vehículos aéreos no tripulados comerciales, Apéndice 11 Empresas de componentes de vehículos aéreos no tripulados comerciales, 12 Empresas de mantenimiento de vehículos aéreos no tripulados comerciales, Apéndice 14 Empresas de seguros para vehículos aéreos no tripulados comerciales


Their Many Civilian Uses and the U.S. Laws Surrounding Them.

Author: Jonathan Rupprecht

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502805522

Category: Drone aircraft

Page: 142

View: 4707

This book has 402 citations and was last updated on February 10, 2015. The media has been buzzing about Amazon's announcement of their plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers. Soon after Amazon made their announcement, DHL and UPS followed with their own drone delivery announcements. Google has also become interested in drones as evidenced by their purchase of Titan Aerospace. These activities have caused many people to wonder what is going on with integration which is why I wrote this book. This book was written to be a useful resource for hobbyists, lawyers, businessmen, or anyone wanting to know what is going on legally to integrate what are called unmanned aircraft, "drones," or remotely piloted aircraft into the United States' airspace. While many individuals have been talking about the Fourth Amendment concerns with unmanned government aircraft (public unmanned aircraft), this book does not focus on those privacy concerns. This book will give an overview about unmanned aircraft and then explore their uses. Finally, this book will dive into the statutes, regulations, and policy statements surrounding unmanned aircraft.

Read Before Flight

A Guide to Standardize Unmanned Aircraft System Training and Flight Operations

Author: Nicholas R. Damron

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781502847522

Category: Drone aircraft

Page: 60

View: 1676

Read Before Flight is a guide to advise readers how to build safe and standardized Drone / UAS flight training and operation programs. It is a compilation of lessons learned and military experience applied to the growing commercial market. The principles outlined in Read Before Flight are scalable and apply to individuals operating a single quad copter as well as large companies flying multiple unmanned systems.

Drones For Dummies

Author: Mark LaFay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119049776

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 6619

The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video. Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying. Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up and fly a drone Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera Tips for maintaining your drone If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.


Author: George Brant

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 178319538X

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 3310

Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, Grounded tells the story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, the Pilot struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. A tour de force play for one actress, Grounded flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling. Grounded won the 2012 Smith Prize; a 2013 Scotsman Fringe First Award; Best Production of 2013 Award from the Off-West End Theatre Awards; was named a London Top Ten Play in both the Evening Standard and The Guardian; 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and the 2015 Teatro Netto Festival Grand Prize.


Mastering Flight Techniques

Author: Brian Halliday

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978441514


Page: 84

View: 695

Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques is a complete guide to flying your drone. Created as a standalone book, it is also the natural follow on to the first book in the series Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual and was designed to support and guide you as you build on your piloting experience. Within Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques You will learn how to grow your confidence with proven and practised flight techniques that also add to and enhance your current skill-set. Within the book you will learn many flight and filming techniques, some industry specific but many that can be applied to multiple situations.There are step by step methods for the following: Numerous "reveal" shot techniques. General drone filming and photography methods. How to film moving targets with examples. Tried and tested methods for creating professional surveys, map making and 3D models- along with examples. Racing drone flight techniques. As well as a multitude of flight techniques there are also sections dedicated to good airman-ship, airworthiness, what to do in the event of a crash and weather conditions. The book also contains actual worked examples and finishes with some further tips and FAQs. As UAV/Drone Pilots it is important that we fly safely at all times, this book was written with the hopes of not only increasing your skill as a drone pilot, but also to ensure that you get the most out of your drone. Have fun and fly responsibly. Brian Halliday is a lifelong aircraft enthusiast and has been operating drones as a Commercial UAV Pilot for 5 years, maintaining, modifying and flying a wide range of UAVs. His main works include mapping natural areas and nature reserves in the name of conservation and maintenance and contributing to wildlife informational productions and projects.

Domesticating Drones

The Technology, Law, and Economics of Unmanned Aircraft

Author: Henry H Perritt, Jr,Eliot O Sprague

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317148355

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 6336

The public debate over civilian use of drones is intensifying. Variously called "unmanned aircraft systems", "unmanned aerial vehicles", "remotely piloted aircraft", or simply "drones", they are available for purchase by anyone for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. They have strikingly useful capabilities. They can carry high-definition video cameras, infrared imaging equipment, sensors for aerial surveying and mapping. They can stream their video in real time. They have GPS, inertial guidance, magnetic compasses, altimeters, and sonic ground sensors that permit them to fly a preprogrammed flightplan, take off and land autonomously, hover and orbit autonomously with the flick of a switch on the DRone Operator’s ("DROPs") console. The benefits they can confer on law enforcement, journalism, land-use planning, real estate sales, critical infrastructure protection and environmental preservation activities are obvious. However, their proliferation in response to these demands will present substantial risks to aviation safety. How to ensure the safety of drone operations perplexes aviation regulators around the world. They are inexpensive consumer products, unsuited for traditional requirements for manned aircraft costing hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars and flown only by licensed pilots who have dedicated significant parts of their lives and their wealth to obtaining licenses. Regulatory agencies in Europe and Asia are ahead of US regulators in creating spaces for commercial use. Over the next several years, legal requirements must be crystallized, existing operators of helicopter and airplanes must refine their policy positions and their business plans to take the new technologies into account, and all businesses from the smallest entrepreneur to large conglomerates must decide whether and how to use them. Domesticating Drones offers rigorous engineering, economics, legal and policy theory and doctrine on this important and far-reaching development within aviation.

Drones in Society

Exploring the strange new world of unmanned aircraft

Author: Ron Bartsch,James Coyne,Katherine Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315409631

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 170

View: 4166

The integration of drones into society has attracted unprecedented attention throughout the world. The change, for aviation, has been described as being equally as big as the arrival of the jet engine. This book examines the issues that surround this change, for our society and the legal frameworks that preserve our way of life. Drones in Society takes the uninitiated on a journey to understand the history of drones, the present day and the potential future in order to demystify the media hype. Written in an accessible style, Drones in Society will appeal to a broad range of interested readerships, among them students, safety regulators, government employees, airspace regulators, insurance brokers and underwriters, risk managers, lawyers, privacy groups and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) industry generally. In a world first, this book is a light and interesting read; being both relatable and memorable while discussing complex matters of privacy, international law and the challenges ahead for us all.

Designing Purpose-Built Drones for Ardupilot Pixhawk 2.1

Build drones with Ardupilot

Author: Ty Audronis

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786465442

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 5872

Design and build land, air, and sea drones using Ardupilot with Pixhawk 2.1 About This Book Explore the best practices used by the top industry professionals that will not only help you build drones in time, but also build effective solutions to cater to. Navigate through the complexities of Ardupilot to put together a complete functional UAV and assemble your drone Learn through practical examples that help you build robust UAV flight and ground control components Who This Book Is For The primary audience for this book is anyone (enthusiasts and hobbyists) who dream of building their own drones. It will also help those who are trying to build UAVs for commercial purposes. Some prior experience with microcontrollers and electronics would be useful. What You Will Learn Kitbash "dumb" objects into smart ones Program Pixhawk for your drones Fabricate your own parts out of different materials Integrate Pixhawk into different types of drones Build and understand the significant difference between land, sea, and air drones Adapt old Pixhawk sensors to the new Pixhawk 2.1 plugs Become familiar with procedures for testing your new drones In Detail The Ardupilot platform is an application ecosystem that encompasses various OS projects for drone programming, flight control, and advanced functionalities.The Ardupilot platform supports many Comms and APIs, such as DroneKit, ROS, and MAVLink. It unites OS drone projects to provide a common codebase. With the help of this book, you will have the satisfaction of building a drone from scratch and exploring its many recreational uses (aerial photography, playing, aerial surveillance, and so on). This book helps individuals and communities build powerful UAVs for both personal and commercial purposes. You will learn to unleash the Ardupilot technology for building, monitoring, and controlling your drones.This is a step-by-step guide covering practical examples and instructions for assembling a drone, building ground control unit using microcontrollers, QgroundControl, and MissionPlanner. You can further build robotic applications on your drone utilizing critical software libraries and tools from the ROS framework. With the help of DroneKit and MAVLink (for reliable communication), you can customize applications via cloud and mobile to interact with your UAV. Style and approach Step-by-step instructions to help assemble your first drone with the Ardupilot platform.

The Assassination Complex

Inside the Governments Secret Drone Warfare Program

Author: Jeremy Scahill,The Staff of the Intercept

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144138

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8315

Major revelations about the US government’s drone program—bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America’s secret assassination policy. When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an “imminent” threat is present and there is “near certainty” that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been trust, but don’t verify. The online magazine The Intercept exploded this secrecy when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military’s kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. The classified documents reveal that Washington’s fourteen-year targeted killing campaign suffers from an overreliance on flawed signals intelligence, an apparently incalculable civilian toll, and an inability to extract potentially valuable intelligence from terror suspects. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public and insulated from democratic debate. The Assassination Complex allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal. The book will include original contributions from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden.


Author: Nelson DeMille,Thomas Block

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759525948

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1666

Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, three survivors must achieve the impossible. Land the plane. From master storyteller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes Maydaythe classic bestseller that packs a supersonic shock at every turn of the page....the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller ever. Like a growing tidal wave, the escaping air was gathering momentum. A teenaged girl in aisle 18, seat D, near the port-side aisle, her seat dislocated by the original impact, suddenly found herself gripping her seat track on the floor, her overturned seat still strapped to her body. The seatbelt failed and the seat shot down the aisle. She lost her grip and was dragged after it. Her eyes were filled with horror as she dug her nails into the carpet, as the racing air pulled her toward the yawning hole that led outside. Her cries were unheard by even those passengers who sat barely inches away from her struggle. The noise of the escaping air was so loud that it was no longer decipherable as sound, but seemed instead a solid thing pounding at the people in their seats......

Hacking Exposed 7

Network Security Secrets and Solutions

Author: Stuart McClure,Joel Scambray,George Kurtz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071780297

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 7447

The latest tactics for thwarting digital attacks “Our new reality is zero-day, APT, and state-sponsored attacks. Today, more than ever, security professionals need to get into the hacker’s mind, methods, and toolbox to successfully deter such relentless assaults. This edition brings readers abreast with the latest attack vectors and arms them for these continually evolving threats.” --Brett Wahlin, CSO, Sony Network Entertainment “Stop taking punches--let’s change the game; it’s time for a paradigm shift in the way we secure our networks, and Hacking Exposed 7 is the playbook for bringing pain to our adversaries.” --Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director, FBI Bolster your system’s security and defeat the tools and tactics of cyber-criminals with expert advice and defense strategies from the world-renowned Hacking Exposed team. Case studies expose the hacker’s latest devious methods and illustrate field-tested remedies. Find out how to block infrastructure hacks, minimize advanced persistent threats, neutralize malicious code, secure web and database applications, and fortify UNIX networks. Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions contains all-new visual maps and a comprehensive “countermeasures cookbook.” Obstruct APTs and web-based meta-exploits Defend against UNIX-based root access and buffer overflow hacks Block SQL injection, spear phishing, and embedded-code attacks Detect and terminate rootkits, Trojans, bots, worms, and malware Lock down remote access using smartcards and hardware tokens Protect 802.11 WLANs with multilayered encryption and gateways Plug holes in VoIP, social networking, cloud, and Web 2.0 services Learn about the latest iPhone and Android attacks and how to protect yourself


The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual

Author: Brian Halliday

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978442658


Page: 52

View: 6183

The best selling series Drones begins with the first book in the series Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual. Drones are everywhere, we all love them. Professional drones operators have a lot to consider before starting their commercial drone project, there's even more to consider when the time comes to prepare for your first contract. That's why I wrote this book. When I first set out on my journey to become a professional drone pilot I had little guidance, I learnt things the hard way but you don't have to. Drones; The Professional Pilot's Manual was written with the aim of providing prospective pilots all the knowledge I wish someone had given me when I first started out. In this book you will learn about; Different types of drones The varying ways drones are used in commercial projects Authoring Flight Reference Cards Your Operating Safety Case Rules and Regulations Generating Clients Quality Control Flight Tips Drones: The Professional Pilot's Manual is the first of a series of short books that together will cover every aspect of the world of drones and their limitless application. Please enjoy.