Remote Identification of Aerial Drones – Aerial Photography Article

Remote Identification of Aerial Drones New Rule Will Impact Small Aerial Drones Small aerial drone technology will be changing in the next two to three years as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implements new technologies that will enable tracking of drones in the U.S. airspace. New Rule Affecting Small Aerial Drones The FAA is currently developing a new rule that will require remote identification of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Upon publication of the final rule, all UAS systems flown…

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Precision 3-Dimensional Mapping | Fredericksburg Aerial Drone Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Precision 3-Dimensional Mapping | Fredericksburg Aerial Drone Photography Topography Map Draped Over the 2-D Map Precision 3-Dimensional Mapping Aerial drones are the ideal method for collecting precision aerial mapping information for your land development projects. This is exciting technology and the map products that we deliver are truly breathtaking. Each project begins with a client-provided map that outlines the site that needs to be surveyed. We enter this information into our drone’s autopilot (a mapping application), which flies the drone…

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Flying Your Drone in Native American Reservation Airspace – Aerial Photography Article

Flying Your Drone in Native American Reservation Airspace Flying in Native American Airspace A question was raised during my recent vacation to a National Park in Montana: Do Native American Nations have sovereign authority over their airspace? I had intended to fly the Park’s edge region from Tribal lands (which legally complies with the NPS Policy Memorandum 14-05). However, I realized the rules that apply to airspace over tribal lands might be different. Airspace Sovereignty from the Native American Perspective…

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Your Rights to Retrieve a Drone If It Lands On Private Property, Part 2 – Aerial Photography Article

Your Rights to Retrieve a Drone If It Lands On Private Property, Part 2 What If An Irate Property Owner Has Your Drone? Aerial drones are usually reliable, and in the hands of an experienced operator are brought home with sufficient battery power in reserve. However, there may be circumstances when the aircraft can’t be brought home and it lands on someone else’s property. I established in Part 1 that the property owner does not have a lawful claim on…

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Does an Aerial Drone Pilot have the Right to Fly Over Private Property? – Aerial Photography Article

Does an Aerial Drone Pilot have the Right to Fly Over Private Property? Does This Sign Apply to Aerial Drones? There’s an altitude limit at which property owners own their airspace. Above that altitude, it’s owned by the federal government. But regardless of altitude, airborne aircraft are always operating under the jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration. Federal case law first established property owner’s airspace in 1946 as a minimum altitude of 83 feet in a foundational ruling by the…

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