Drone as First Responders (DFR): The Future of Emergency Response
Drone as First Responders (DFR) refers to using drones, also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to provide rapid service in emergencies, meaning they are the first to arrive at the location and provide assistance. Traditional first responders may take longer, especially in sites with difficult access. Drones can quickly and efficiently survey the area, provide information to emergency responders, and even perform specific tasks, such as delivering medical supplies or dropping water on a fire. Using drones as first responders can help save lives and reduce the impact of emergencies by providing immediate assistance and information. By being equipped with specialized sensors and tools, drones can provide real-time data to help emergency responders make informed decisions and allocate resources more effectively.
Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations in the United States remain an exception to the general rule that requires the remote pilot in charge (RPIC) to maintain visual line of sight (VLOS) of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUA or UAS). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permits waivers, or approvals, of UAS BVLOS operations and it has granted approximately 90 of them in 2022.
And while the FAA’s Part 107 Waivers Issued page provides copies of these waivers, the applications filed with them, which “shall be attached to and become a part thereof”, still remain publicly unavailable. So, what’s the secret sauce to getting a BVLOS waiver?
Why Should Drone Pilots Use Logbook & Fleet Management Software
In aviation, documentation remains a critical component in upholding standards and reinforcing required levels of operational safety. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires crewed aviators to maintain pilot logbooks. These documents attest to a pilot’s qualifications and experience. They must include annotations relating to the training and aeronautical experience used to meet certificate, rating, or flight review requirements and the recent aeronautical flight experience required to comply with Part 61. These documents should also represent what a pilot has accomplished after each flight.
For drone pilots, although Part 107 does not explicitly require similar documentation, it does so indirectly. Given the above-mentioned context, what is the best way to manage all this required documentation? While paper logs can help, a digital support is commonly required, and log management software is the ideal solution.
10 Key Points When Choosing a Drone Live Streaming Software
Not a long time ago, watching a live drone footage was pretty much impossible, unless the viewer was standing beside the pilot and got a chance to glance at the screen. Now, drone live streaming is a growing demand across a number of industries, from entertainment to law enforcement. With VOTIX being the best software on the market, let us help you recognize what makes a good and reliable drone live stream.
The commercial drone industry still refers to beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations as the “holy grail.” Recent activities, however, may indicate that drinking from the BVLOS cup may not be as elusive as some may think. BVLOS operations appear to be ramping up and with it, so is the commercial drone industry.
Drone Orchestration – Solving the Drone Automation Paradox
Complex drone operations with high levels of automation have enabled a range of market use cases. While many companies continue to operate within visual line of sight (VLOS) or employ extended line of sight (ELOS), repeatable and scalable operations will require beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, using fully autonomous drone-in-a-box (DIB) solutions.