UAVs

Join us on Thursday, November 8 for our Drone Meetup!

Join us on Thursday, November 8 for our Drone Meetup!

Most drone pilots know that Part 107 exists but did you know that North Carolina has a robust body of drone law, as well? Attorney Ashley Felton will review some of the key NC drone laws, as well as share her experience litigating a criminal drone case in Wake County. Bring your questions because we will end with a Q&A forum!

More info is on our event page!

#FBNewsAlert! Ashley Felton selected as Panelist for North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo

#FBNewsAlert!  Ashley Felton selected as Panelist for North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo

Attorney Ashley Felton will be a featured panelist at the North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo in August! Ashley will be sharing her knowledge of FAA and NC drone regulations along with some of the most prominent people and companies in the drone/UAV industry. Register for this event at ncdronesummit.com!

RSVP for our Drone Business Roundtable!

RSVP for our Drone Business Roundtable!

Interested in starting a drone business? Interested in working for or leaning more about already established drone business? If so, this Meetup is for you! Join us on April 19th for a Drone Business Roundtable. We have owners/ leaders of several local drone businesses to talk about their respective businesses, the challenges facing the drone industry, and their visions of the future. Bring questions, intrigue, and any other piece of knowledge you may wish to know or share!

Meet the NCDOT at Thursday's Drone Meetup!

Meet the NCDOT at Thursday's Drone Meetup!

If drones and UAVs excite you like they do me, you definitely do not want to miss our Drone Meetup on Thursday, March 29th!  Not only will various representatives from the NCDOT be present to talk about their use of UAVs in the field, but they will also be sharing some of their research and development projects making NC a nationwide leader in drones and UAV development.

RSVP for Big Sky + Drones = Dreams, Nightmares, and Research!

RSVP for Big Sky + Drones = Dreams, Nightmares, and Research!

Join us on Feb. 21, 2018 as we briefly discuss the ultimate system-of-system integration challenges that is the current drone industry. From managing the minimally equipped, yet fully mission capable solutions of today, to multiple autonomous networks of drones sharing the same airspace of tomorrow- we, the drone community, are carrying a tremendous amount of responsibility. We must protect the safety of the airspace, while developing new technologies and procedures that enable greater use of the 3rd dimension, and fulfilling the potential of a modern aviation society. Kyle Snyder, the Director of the NextGen Air Transportation Consortium (NGAT) at NC State University, looks forward to the discussion and networking with this Meetup group!

Trick-or-Treat! Our Brand New Drone Guide is Ready to Download!

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Have you ever found yourself sitting around the house wondering how you could ever fly your commercial drone and not get in trouble?  Perhaps you've looked longingly at the sky and wondered why a simple drone guide does not exist in this world.  If you are one of those people, you are in luck because I have finally completed my masterpiece cleverly titled  "How to Fly Your Drone and Not Get in Trouble: A Guide for Commercial UAV Pilots and Wannabes."  

This FREE guidebook not only contains simple rules when it comes to commercial drone piloting but it also includes the FAA's Part 107 Summary AND a (nearly) full set of North Carolina laws pertaining to drones- even the new ones I discuss here!  It's a magical read full of excitement and intrigue that can accompany you virtually anywhere.  Download your free copy today!

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Drone Update: NC's New Drone Laws

Drone Update:  NC's New Drone Laws

NC has a few new drone laws that will not break your heart. From infrared technology on drones to emergency management, NC continues to be a leader in local drone laws that balance commercial use with privacy and practicality. Read our summary of the #FBLawBlog!

Raleigh: a City that Regulates Drones (Maybe)

Raleigh: a City that Regulates Drones (Maybe)

If you're into flying a recreational drone in and around Raleigh parks, you may want to pencil in the Raleigh City Council meeting scheduled on July 13, 2017.  The City of Raleigh has proposed operating regulations specific to recreational drone use in city parks that shows an overall theme of PRIVACY.  DUN DUN DUN.  While most of the proposed regulations mirror both the North Carolina and FAAlaws/regs already in existence, some of the proposed regulations add additional burdens and difficulties to recreational drone pilots.